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ABA Cruise to Dry Tortugas National Park

frigateWhen: May 5-9, 2015
Where: Key West to Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida
How Much: $1389 for Early Bird Registration
$1489 (after March 6th)
Event Type:
Birding tour
Limit: 21 people
Instructors: Mark Hedden, Nate Swick & Jeff Bouton
Registration: Register Now! (click here)

About 70 miles west of Key West, amid the blue waters of the Gulf, lies a remote, idyllic archipelago, well known among birders as a haven for migrants and a magnet for rarities. More Info »

ABA SUMMIT at the American Birding Expo

GRANGE XWhen: September 30th – October 2nd, 2015
Where: Columbus, OH
How Much: FREE!
Event Type:
Summit: Open to all
Birding Staff: Jeff Gordon, Bill Thompson III, Wendy Clark, Liz Gordon, Bill Stewart, George Armistead, and many more!


Join ABA Staff, fellow ABA members, and a great mix of well-known birding personalities at our first-ever ABA Summit to be held just prior to and in association with the: AMERICAN BIRDING EXPO More Info »

IFO: Winter Sparrows of the Southwest

Winter Sparrows of the Southwest – IFOWhen: January 21-26, 2016
Where: Sierra Vista, Arizona
How Much: TBA
Limit: 6 people
Instructor: Homer Hansen
For  INFO on registration: email us at: events@aba.org, or call at (800) 850-2473
For INFO on the event:
email Homer at: aplomado@aplomado.com or  call: (520) 400-6716

Southeastern Arizona is home to many resident species of breeding sparrows and a favored location for migrants to overwinter. We will visit semi-desert grasslands and riparian woodlands to observe the behavior and habitat selection of over 20 species of sparrows, towhees, and longspurs. More Info »

ABA India Safari – Taj, Tigers & Birding

parakeetsmWhen: February 8-18 2016
Bharatpur & Ranthambhore
How Much: $3,850 (double occupancy)
Hosts: Jeff Gordon and Liz Deluna Gordon, Adam Riley, George Armistead, Cuan Rush, and more.
Arriving/Departing: New Delhi
Fabulous pre/post safari extension trip options available (see below)

The American Birding Association, in partnership with Rockjumper Birding Tours, welcomes you to the India – Taj, Tigers & Birding Safari. More Info »

ABA Birding Rally: Spearfish, South Dakota

rushmoresmWhen: June 17-21, 2015
Spearfish, South Dakota
How Much: $1595.00
Registration: Contact events@aba.org
Hosts: Jeff Gordon and Liz Deluna Gordon, Michael Retter, Jen Brumfield, Ted Floyd, Nick Block, George Armistead, and more.
Base: Holiday Inn Spearfish-Convention Center

The Black Hills of South Dakota and Wyoming are a unique isolated mountain range, federally protected as the Black Hills National Forest. Smack in the middle of the country More Info »