When: April 22-27, 2014
Where: Corpus Christi, Texas
How Much: $1445
Single supplement: $400
Day pass: available starting 2014. Just 2 convention days (dates TBA) will be eligible for use of day passes.
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ABA Convention Staff: Jeff Gordon (ABA president), Tom Johnson (Birding photo quiz editor), Jen Brumfield (Tropical Birding Tours and Leica Birding), Jennie Duberstein (Editor of The Eyrie), Ted Floyd (Birding editor) George Armistead (ABA Events Coordinator), and more (see below).
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When: January 31st-February 3rd, 2014
Where: Plymouth, Massachusetts
How Much: $750 (add $250 for single-room supplement)
Hosts: Marshall Iliff, Jeff & Liz Gordon, Wayne Petersen, Mark Faherty, George Armistead, and more.
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Limit: 45 participants
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What is a Birding Rally?
A Birding Rally is an event where a few dozen of our membership meet up for several days of birding together. The goal is to enjoy the company of fellow ABA members while covering a host of rich birding sites, and seeing a good variety of birds. Typically we get out early, and try to be back to our lodging by mid-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, and so we will sub-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, etc.), each group shall visit all of the same sites, thus enjoying opportunities to see all the same bird species.
If you have any question about the event, contact George Armistead: email@example.com.
About 20,000 years ago, as the “last ice age” came to a close, the ice sheets receded to the north, leaving behind the now exposed jagged coastline of New England. It would be a while yet before ornithologists would begin to explore More Info »
When: December 5-10, 2013
Where: Sierra Vista, Arizona
How Much: $1395 per person (add $320 for single-room supplement)
Limit: 6 people
Instructor: Homer Hansen
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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: October 7-17, 2014
Where: Capetown and Kruger National Park
How Much: TBA
Registration: opens January, 2014
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ABA Safari Staff: Adam Riley, Jeff & Liz Gordon, Forrest Rowland, George Armistead, and more…
Big game, incredible birds, an amazing group of people all gathering for a great cause. Join the ABA, Rockjumper Worldwide Birding Adventures, and BirdLife South Africa for an utterly unique Safari experience. Safari profits will help support local conservation efforts through BirdLife South Africa. More Info »
When: TBA, 2014
Where: Barrow, Alaska
How Much: TBA
Event Type: Tour in partnership with ZUGUNRUHE BIRDING TOURS, a search for the Ross’s Gull and other arctic specialties.
Limit: 8 people
Guides: John Puschock
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On March 2nd, 1975, it was announced that a Ross’s Gull was present at the Newburyport Harbor in Massachusetts, and birding was changed forever. More Info »