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Visit with the ABA at a Festival

ABA Staffers like Jeff Gordon, Liz Deluna Gordon, Greg Neise, George Armistead, Bill Stewart, John Lowry and others will be on hand representing the ABA at a number of birding festivals coming up.

August 11-14, 2016
Southeast Arizona Birding Festival
Tucson, Arizona
You will hear from our keynote speaker, Jeff Gordon, President of the American Birding Association, and Sheri Williamson, hummingbird expert and founder of the Southern Arizona Bird Observatory. Rick Wright, will  also be back to give another series of workshops and lead a field trip and he will be available to sign  the newest ABA Field Guide to the Birds of Arizona. You can enjoy social hours and dinners with other birders and visit our vendor fair. All activities will be based out of the Arizona Riverpark Inn, in Tucson, Arizona. Get to know our friendly local birding and conservation community and the dazzling array of birding experiences accessible from Tucson!

September 16-18, 2016
American Birding Expo
Colombus, Ohio
The American Birding Expo (often referred to as the Birding Expo, or simply the Expo, or by the acronym ABE) is a retail-sales-oriented showcase of products for birders and nature enthusiasts. Exhibitors from around the world, representing all aspects of the birding and nature market, come to the Expo to present and offer their products, goods, and services. The American Birding Expo is the largest and most diverse shopping experience available to bird watchers in North America. The Expo is free and open to the public, though there is a suggested $5 donation at the door which goes directly to the Expo conservation fund.

October 20-23, 2016
Cape May Fall Festival
Cape May, New Jersey
This three-day festival will showcase our migration monitoring work: the Cape May Hawkwatch, Avalon Seawatch, Monarch Monitoring Project and Morning Flight Songbird Count, special mini-bus trips, exclusive walks with our keynote speakers, many walks to choose from every day, a Pelagic Excursion at a great price, ID Master Classes and more!  Don’t miss the 40th Anniversary of the Cape May Bird Observatory, 40th Anniversary of the Cape May Hawkwatch, and the 70th Anniversary of New Jersey Audubon’s Annual Fall Meeting!

November 2-6, 2016
Rio Grande Birding Festival
Harlingen, Texas
Held in Warm and affordable Harlingen, TX, for over 20 years the Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival has been providing the best birding experience available at any festival anywhere. Come find out for yourself just why this premier nature event is held in such high esteem. Topnotch leaders and speakers, new field trip locations, the biggest concentration of unique species in the U.S., and a rarity almost every year, will guarantee a birding experience you will long remember.