When: May 5-9, 2015
Where: Key West to Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida
How Much: $1489
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 »
When: September 16-20, 2015
Where: Olympic Peninsula, Washington
How Much: TBA
Registration: Coming soon
Hosts: Jeff Gordon and Liz Deluna Gordon, George Armistead, Shawneen Finnegan, Dave Irons, and more.
Based at: Port Angeles & Ocean Shores, WA
From the crashing surf of the Pacific, to the restless Strait of Juan de Fuca, to the Olympic Mountains and the coastal rain forest, the Olympic Peninsula is an ethereal, spiritual place, with wonderful scenery and great birding. More Info »
When: September 30th – October 2nd, 2015
Where: Columbus, OH
How Much: FREE!
Registration: Register and get a free ABA Lapel Pin
Event Type: Summit: Open to all
Birding Staff: Jeff Gordon, Bill Thompson III, Wendy Clark, Liz Gordon, Bill Stewart, George Armistead, and many more!
ABA SUMMIT & ANNUAL MEMBERS MEETING
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 »
When: January 21-26, 2016
Where: Sierra Vista, Arizona
How Much: $1395
Registration: OPEN – sign up today!
Limit: 6 people
Instructor: Homer Hansen
For INFO on registration: email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call at (800) 850-2473
For INFO on the event: email Homer at: email@example.com or call: (520) 400-6716
What is an IFO?
The ABA’s Institute for Field Ornithology traces its origins back to 1983. The IFO was created as an ABA member service with the goal of offering novel opportunities for the study of birds. Our IFO programs combine field birding with an educational element to enrich your birding. They are meant to be fun and educational. Some IFOs are more field-oriented while others have more of a classroom element. Each IFO features expert and friendly instructors whose chief goals are to educate the IFO program’s participants, and help ensure that everyone enjoys a good experience. IFO programs are designed for ABA members and typically have a limit of no more than 25 participants, but often group size ranges from 8-20 people. An IFO may be based at a single location so that each night is spent in the same area, or a program may cover several separate regions, requiring the group to change lodging a couple of times. Most IFO programs are several days in length (4-7 days) but occasionally we offer single-day events too.
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 »
When: February 8-18 2016
Where: Bharatpur & Ranthambhore
How Much: $3,850 (double occupancy)
Registration: BOOK YOUR TRIP TODAY!
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 »
When: June 17-21, 2015
Where: Spearfish, South Dakota
How Much: $1595.00
Registration: SOLD OUT
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the waitlist.
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
What is a Birding Rally?
A Birding Rally is an event where a few dozen ABA members gather for several days of birding in a focused area. The goals are to enjoy the company of fellow ABA members while covering a host of rich birding sites, and learning about the uniqueness of that area. Typically we get out early and try to be back to our lodging by mid to late afternoon. The number of meals covered varies from rally to rally, so check the inclusions/exclusions of the registration fee. In the evenings all registrants have an opportunity to socialize and discuss the day’s events. Most evenings feature a pre-dinner social, followed by speakers, but usually we leave an evening or two open to provide registrants some flexibility.
Many birding sites are best visited in smaller groups, so most days we divide rally participants into several groups. It is within these smaller groups that we do the bulk of our birding, with all groups cycling through the same sites, just at different times. Barring anything unforeseen (e.g. failure of a vehicle, inclement weather) each group visits the same sites, thus enjoying the same opportunities to see all the bird species possible.
If you have any questions about the event, contact: email@example.com
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 »