New birds, new friends, new experiences

Each year the American Birding Association and its partners offer some fantastic events for young birders, enabling them to get out, discover more about birds, and go birding with others in their age group. Attending workshops, conferences, camps, and conventions gives these young people a unique opportunity to experience birding, learn about bird ecology and identification, and just have fun with their peers.

The ABA would like to thank Carl Zeiss Sports Optics and Rockjumper Worldwide Birding Adventures, lead sponsors of the ABA Young Birder Camps!

Camp Colorado

July 18—24, 2020
Open to all birders aged 13 to 18
Membership in the ABA is required for attendance.

Join us as we explore Colorado from grassland to glaciers. From the shortgrass prairie of northeastern Colorado to the aspen groves and alpine tundra of Rocky Mountain National Park, Camp Colorado has it all!

Camp Zebra Hills – South Africa

June 18—24, 2020
Open to all birders aged 15 to 19
Membership in the ABA is required for attendance. 

The American Birding Association is thrilled to announce Camp Zebra Hills, a life-changing, horizon-expanding birding and wildlife experience in South Africa!

Camp Avocet, Delaware

July 30—August 6, 2020
Open to all birders aged 13 to 18
Membership in the ABA is required for attendance. 

Now in its ninth year, Camp Avocet is based at the mouth of Delaware Bay in Lewes, Delaware, within easy reach of some of North America’s most celebrated birding hotspots including Bombay Hook, Prime Hook, and Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuges, Cape May, NJ and many more.

Camp Costa Rica

July 31—August 6, 2020
Open to all birders aged 15 to 19
Membership in the ABA is required for attendance. 

Join this joint American Birding Association and Hog Island Audubon Camp camp session heading to Costa Rica! The camp will include trips to La Selva Biological Station, La Paz Waterfall Gardens, Bogarin Nature Reserve, and a night program at Tirimbina Biological Station.