Our 50th year is, in part, about the Red-billed Tropicbird. It’s an extraordinary bird. But it’s also about the birders we have had the opportunity to spend time with, and to learn from, and build into a strong and vibrant birding community that appreciates spending extraordinary moments in extraordinary places looking at extraordinary things.
In celebration of the American Birding Association’s 50th Anniversary, the 2019 ABA Bird of the Year t-shirt features the ABA’s logo bird: Red-billed Tropicbird! Designed by PRBY Apparel, the bird in flight is outlined on a black shirt with a group of birders keeping a close eye on it.