The American Birding Association Field Guides each include hundreds of species birders are most likely to see in their state or province. Illustrated with crisp, color photographs, they include descriptions of each bird along with tips of when and where to see them, and are written by local expert birders.
ABA Young Birder Program includes ABA Young Birder Camps, the ABA Young Birder Mentoring Program, and the young birder magazine, The Fledgling.
When you travel with ABA, you help build a better future for birds, birders, and birding. We combine great field birding, amazing destinations, and cultural immersion, while supporting local communities.
Birders’ Exchange provides birdwatching equipment and resources to organizations in the United States, Canada, Latin America, and the Caribbean with an educational need.
The American Birding Association is proud to partner with Thanksgiving Coffee Company to bring you Song Bird Coffee. Song Bird is grown on small farms that have been certified Bird-Friendly by the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center, the gold standard for shade-grown, organic coffees.
ABA Community Weekends
ABA Community Weekends bring birders together near you! With the help of local friends and partners, we offer guided bird walks, workshops, and gatherings in cities across the U.S. and Canada and it’s free to participants.
You are part of a special community that shares a passion for birding and the joy that it brings.
Dear ABA Member,
As a member of the ABA, you are part of a special community that shares a passion for birding and the joy that it brings. Birding has grown and changed tremendously, and with change comes opportunity. Our mission to inspire all people to enjoy and protect wild birds is more relevant than ever.
Our Board of Directors and I are implementing a five-year strategy to position the ABA for the future. By connecting birders, educating and engaging people, and expanding our reach, the ABA is building a grander birding community—a source of joy, companionship, and nature appreciation for thousands, and along with it, a powerful constituency for bird conservation.
During this exciting time, the ABA is focusing on ways to build and support our constituency.
This year we launched ABA Community, a web-based communications platform where members can connect and share information in a safe social setting. Next year, the ABA will initiate outreach programs and field trips where members can play an active role as birding ambassadors. We also revamped the Birders’ Exchange program to serve the U.S. and Canada, in addition to Latin America. We will award multiple toolkits with birding equipment to deserving educators, researchers, and organizations that share our vision of a world where neither birds nor birders are scarce.
These and future initiatives utilize our expertise, connections, and world-class content to bring more people into the birding community and ultimately, protect the birds we so cherish. But we cannot do it without you. I’m counting on you to make a gift to the Year-end Campaign so we can ensure that our key areas of work can be a success.
Thank you for your continued support of the ABA!
Nikki Belmonte, Executive Director
P.S.—Your commitment to the ABA is so important to us! We want to recognize you in Birding magazine for your gift of $300 or more.