Sunday, May 5: 

It’s Too Late to Stop Now: Sharing the Gospel of Birding in the 21st Century

Presented by Jeff Gordon, President, American Birding Association
Time: 2:30 – 3:30 PM

The American Birding Association, founded in 1969, is celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2019. Join ABA President Jeffrey Gordon for a celebration of the power of birding to heal and transform, not only our own lives but even our world.

Jeff will share some of the highlights of the ABA’s first half century and from his own 40+ years as a birder. But most of all, he will talk about the path to 2069 and how we advance boldly toward making the world a better place for the birds and birders who will follow us.

Join us for a humorous, heartfelt, and opinionated look at the joys, virtues and occasional frustrations of a life spent birding, the road we’ve traveled together, and what lies ahead.

Monday, May 6

Join host Nate Swick for a live recording of the American Birding Podcast!

Bald Eagle Room at Maumee Bay Lodge 8-9pm
Guests to be announced.

The American Birding Podcast brings together staff and friends of the American Birding Association as we talk about birds, birding, travel and conservation in North America and beyond. Join host Nate Swick every other Thursday for news and happenings, recent rarities, guests from around the birding world, and features of interest to every birder.

ABA booth in the Marketplace at Maumee Bay Lodge — 3-8pm

ABA sponsored social hour at Maumee Bay Lodge — 5-7pm

ABA After Party celebrating 50 years – Bald Eagle Room at Maumee Bay Lodge — 8-10pm

Birder’s Open Mic — 9-10pm