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ABA Mid-Atlantic Young Birder Conference

When: Saturday, September 14, 2013
Where: Ashland Nature Center, Hockessin, Delaware
Time: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Registration: ***CLICK HERE TO REGISTER***
Contact: [email protected] for more information. Or call 800-850-2473 x 240


Birders at the ABA's 2012 MAYBC

Birders at the ABA’s 2012 MAYBC

In partnership with the Delaware Nature Society & Ashland Hawk Watch
Hosted by the Delaware Dunlins Youth Birders Club

National Geographic’s Jonathan Alderfer


    ★ Young Birder Presenters
    ★ ABA Young Birder of the Year Youth Keynote Speaker

    ★ Onsite overnight accommodations available for Friday
    ★ Concurrent sessions for both new and experienced young birders
    ★ Meet, bird and socialize with other young birders
    ★ Pre-event Morning Birdwalk led by Jonathan Alderfer, and ABA, Leica & DOS experts
    ★ Fabulous views of migrating raptors atop the Ashland Hawk Watch
    ★ Book signings from author and Keynote Speaker Jonathan Alderfer
    ★ Leica Sport Optics demo booth, along with other birding vendors
    ★ Fully catered buffet lunch included
    ★ Sessions for parents, mentors, club coordinators

Young birders spot a Ruby-throated Hummingbird at the ABA's 2012 MAYBC

Young birders spot a Ruby-throated Hummingbird at the ABA’s 2012 MAYBC

Site of the Young Birder Conference

The Ashland Nature Center is located near Hockessin, DE and serves as the Delaware Nature Society’s headquarters and the hub for all of its activities of nature education and natural resource conservation. The site features an overnight lodge for groups, a seasonal butterfly house, picnic area and four self-guided trails through a variety of habitats. The property includes more than 242 acres in the Piedmont, rich in wildlife diversity. Ashland is also home to the Ashland Hawk Watch, a joint partnership between the Delaware Nature Society and the Delmarva Ornithological Society, where over 14,000 migrating raptors are witnessed passing overhead between September 1 and November 30.

Ashland Nature Center
3511 Barley Mill Road
Hockessin, DE 19707
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On-site accommodations will be available for Friday, September 13th at the Ashland Lodge, starting at 5:00pm, featuring:

  • Two beautiful cabin-like dormitories with bunk beds, accommodating up to 72 people
  • Great Room with fireplace, TV, DVD/VCR, seating for 80
  • Panoramic view
  • Restrooms with showers
  • Modern kitchen, all appliances and cooking/eating utensils provided
  • Electrical generator to ensure comfort and safety

RATES: Young Birder – $30.00, Adult – $40.00

All participants interested in overnight accommodations at the Ashland Lodge must reserve beds by calling 1-800-850-2473 .noha_MG_1687_2