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 BirdersExchange 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. Im 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!

Sincerely yours,

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.