ABA Community Weekends are focused on urban centers in the U.S. and Canada and aim to connect with local organizations, businesses, and guides to offer a variety of birding-related activities that can appeal to both novice and experienced birders.
Our objective is to connect in person with ABA members who may have never had direct contact with the organization in the field, while also presenting birding and the American Birding Association to a wider swath of the general public, to learn about the wants and needs of birders, conservationists, and nature enthusiasts; to exchange ideas and share experiences; and to create a network of like-minded people, organizations, and businesses throughout the ABA Area.
ABA Community Weekends generally include guided bird walks on Saturday and Sunday mornings, and workshops on Saturday and Sunday afternoons, plus a social event such as a birds-and-beers or bird trivia at a dining establishment on Saturday evening.
On Oct. 28 and 29, 2023, ABA Community Weekends are coming to Minneapolis, Minnesota. With support from Birding with Gregg and the Minneapolis Zoo, the weekend promises to be a hit, so reserve your spot before it’s too late! All activities are free, but signups are required.