When: June 17-21, 2015
Where: Spearfish, South Dakota
How Much: $1395 early bird registration price after December 1, 2014 the price will be $1595.00
Registration: REGISTER NOW
Hosts: Jeff Gordon and Liz Deluna Gordon, Michael Retter, Jen Brumfield, Ted Floyd, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 »
When: September 28-October 5, 2014
Where: St. Paul Island, Alaska
How Much: $4395* (single supp. $470)
Registration: REGISTER NOW
Event Type: Rigorous birding tour, searching for rarities
Limit: 12 people
Guides: Nate Swick & local guides
Information: If you would like more information on this event, contact us at email@example.com, or click here or call (800) 850-2473. Read this Birding Magazine article about the unique archipelago (click here). And see Greg Neise’s summary blogpost on the adventure in 2013.
It’s jackpot birding! In the tradition of Attu, the greatest vagrant birding spot in the ABA Area, we offer this hunt for rarities at the remote Alaskan outpost of St. Paul Island. More Info »
When: October 7-17, 2014
Where: Capetown and Kruger National Park
How Much: $3500
Registration: SOLD OUT
To be added to the waitlist: Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABA Safari Staff: Adam Riley, Jeff & Liz Gordon, Forrest Rowland, George Armistead, and more…
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When: February 24-March 1, 2015
Where: Lafayette and Lake Charles, Louisiana
How Much: $TBA
Event Type: Institute of Field Ornithology (IFO) Program
Limit: 14 people
Instructors: Dan Lane & George Armistead
For more information: Click Here
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.
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or call at (800) 850-2473.
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