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Visit with the ABA at a Festival

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

March 29, 2017
Birder’s Meeting – Mass Audubon
Boston, Massachusetts
Birders from around New England have come together every March to attend Mass Audubon’s annual Birders Meeting. With the help of supportive sponsors, like the American Birding Association, we have successfully brought together engaging speakers from around the country, been joined by top-notch vendors, and drawn enthusiastic participants to these daylong events.  Come and visit with ABA representative, Jim McCoy at the aBA table and pick up a bag of Song Bird Coffee to take home and enjoy.

May 5-14, 2017
Biggest Week in American Birding
Northwest, Ohio
Come see ABA Board Member Lili Taylor when she presents  her keynote Birding In Hollywood  on May 6th.  Jeff Gordon and Lisa White will host a fun and informal discussion centering around the new book  Good Birders Still Don’t Wear White on Sunday May 7th.  Then on May 11, ABA’s Birding magazine’s Associate Editor Noah Strycker will deliver his keynote delving into just how different are birds and people? Plus come and visit us in the vendor’s hallway and join up, renew or simply take home some  of ABA’s yummy Song Bird Coffee!

September 29- October 1, 2017
American Birding EXPO
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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.

October 19-22, 2017
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 this event!

November 8-12, 2017
Rio Grande Birding Festival
Harlingen, Texas
The Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival has been providing the best birding experience available at any festival anywhere. This year the RGVBF will also be the host venue for ABA’s Annual Membership Meeting. Plan on not only a great time birding at the festivals with the festival leaders but a host of ABA board members and staff will be on hand for you to meet and mingle and bird alongside. So 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.