• Welcome to the March 2023 issue of Birding! Inside, Marky Mutchler tells us about the heterochromatic Ring-billed Gull on the cover, Judith Mirembe shares her work as a woman birder, tour guide, and conservationist in Uganda, Diana Doyle teaches us about Merlin Bird ID app, and more.

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ABA Travel

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 >>

  • October 15-19, 2023

    Experience the heart of fall migration with field visits and workshops focusing on raptor, songbird, seabird, and monarch migration in this world-renowned birding destination.
  • spring warblers

    May 16-20, 2023

    The Lake Michigan shoreline concentrates warblers and the amazing Chicagoland parks make them easy to access. Join our experts as we learn about warbler identification, habits, habitats, conservation, and more.
  •  Photo Quiz

    Driving down the road, you spot what seems an odd-looking bird for one perched on a roadside wire. You stop and get only a one- or two-second view before your presence flushes the bird into the nearby woodlot on private property.

  • You’ll be celebrating more than birds when you pick up a copy of Celebrating Birds: An Interactive Field Guide Featuring Art from Wingspan, by Natalia Rojas and Ana María Martínez. This illustrated, introductory guide to North American birds is the outcome of two innovative women-led projects within two distinct industries...

  • I have to admit, my first impression of Richard Pope’s Flight from Grace: A Cultural History of Humans and Birds was of its size: This is a hefty, almost textbook-sized tome, not a book suited to light bedtime reading. But as I flipped through it, admiring the full-color illustrations on each page...

  • It’s all over. Migration. It came and went. Why does it always happen so fast? Why didn’t I go birding more during that precious window? How long until shorebirds start passing through again? No, no, no. Not only is it true that migration may not even be over in your...

  • You’ll be celebrating more than birds when you pick up a copy of Celebrating Birds: An Interactive Field Guide Featuring Art from Wingspan, by Natalia Rojas and Ana María Martínez. This illustrated, introductory guide to North American birds is the outcome of two innovative women-led projects within two distinct industries...