ABA Community Weekends are focused on urban centers in the US 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.
We aim 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; exchange ideas and share experiences; and create a network of like-minded people, organizations, and businesses throughout the ABA area.
ABA Community Weekends 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 June 17 and 18, 2023, ABA Community Weekends are coming to San Francisco, California. Thanks to the expertise of American Birding Podcast host Nate Swick, Leica field rep Whitney Lanfranco, Media Production Manager of the Leica Store in San Francisco Wayne Serrano and Golden Gates Audubon’s Youth Program Manager Clay Anderson and Deputy Director Whitney Grover, the walks and workshops this weekend promise to be top-notch!