• In the January issue of Birding, fall in love with the Bird of the Year - the Burrowing Owl - through an interview with artist Christina Baal, a stunning Photo Salon, and more explorations of this diminutive owl.

  • Highly lauded field guide author David Sibley starts off our printed content with notes on the first known U.S. records and the identification of “Cozumel” Bananaquits. Oliver Komar presents results of his study on the field identification Pacific Parakeet and its close Middle American relatives. The Finch Research Network team reports on the 2020–2021 winter finch invasion. And as usual, we round out the fall issue of the magazine with the annual ABA Checklist Committee Report.

  • Loads of continuing rarities in the ABA Area this week, including the triumphant return of the Steller's Sea-Eagle (ABA Code 4) in Maine, where it has settled for now in the many coastal nooks and crannies along the coast there. In Texas, birders are still finding the Bat Falcon (5), Social read more >>

When you travel with the ABA, you help build a better future for birds and birding. The ABA offers a carefully designed program of birding travel experiences that not only let experience and thrill of seeing great birds and traveling with friendly, interesting people, they give you the satisfaction of knowing that you are supporting local on-the-ground conservation efforts as well as the ABA’s ongoing work to inspire all people to enjoy and protect wild birds.
Below is a sample of what we’ve got going. Click here to view all of our tours >>

  • September 17-24, 2022
    $3,900.00 – $4,750.00

    This tour to British Columbia has it all: birds, bears, whales, and indigenous culture! We’ll see spectacular numbers of migrating and wintering birds at the Fraser River estuary. Johnstone Strait gives us excellent opportunities to see Orcas, Humpbacks, and Northern sea lions! We’ll immerse into the world of the Kwakwaka’wakw culture. And we’ll venture into the Great Bear Rainforest to observe Grizzly Bear and Black Bear during the fruitful salmon run.
  • June 2 - 6, 2022
    $1,995.00 – $2,495.00

    When adult birders hear about our Young Birder Camps, we hear the same response over and over—“Boy, I wish they’d had birding camps when I was a kid.” Relive the best of sleepover camps, with a good deal more comfort and a LOT more birds!
  • It’s thrill of the chase, the agony of uncertainty, the ecstasy of finally getting the bird after so much heartache and physical exertion… that’s what makes chasing rarities so addictive, right? Sure, but… it’s nice when the bird’s just right there too. Here’s an entry for the slam dunk twitches...

  • When the world shut down in March of 2020, many of us were no longer able to do the things we enjoyed and took for granted. Squirreled away in our homes (unless we were those brave essential workers), people everywhere pondered what it was we could do to fill our...

  • If you’re a kid interested in birds, you’re in luck. Birding has exploded as a pastime in the U.S. and Canada for both adults and children, and authors are responding to the interest with books for practically every age level and birding region. Karen DeWitz’s new book, Look at That...

  • Every summer, birders anxiously await publication of the “Check-list Supplement” by the American Ornithological Society’s Committee on Classification and Nomenclature of North and Middle American Birds (a.k.a. the NACC). The supplement (available linked to here eventually) details revisions to the NACC’s Check-list. Here's a rundown of the more significant revisions.

  • When the world shut down in March of 2020, many of us were no longer able to do the things we enjoyed and took for granted. Squirreled away in our homes (unless we were those brave essential workers), people everywhere pondered what it was we could do to fill our...

  • Every summer, birders anxiously await publication of the “Check-list Supplement” by the American Ornithological Society’s Committee on Classification and Nomenclature of North and Middle American Birds (a.k.a. the NACC). The supplement (available linked to here eventually) details revisions to the NACC’s Check-list. Here's a rundown of the more significant revisions.