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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: $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 »

ABA Birding Rally: Olympic Peninsula, Washington

blackturnstonesmWhen: September 16-20, 2015
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 »

ABA SUMMIT at the American Birding Expo

GRANGE XWhen: 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!


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: $1395
Registration: OPEN – sign up today!
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: SOLD OUT
Contact events@aba.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

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 »