American Birding Association

The Biggest Week In American Birding

The Biggest Week in American Birding is a 10-day festival in northwest Ohio, "The Warbler Capital of the World!" Immerse yourself in spring songbird migration and experience some of the best birding North America has read more >>

The Biggest Week In American Birding2020-02-20T18:21:28-05:00

Velociraptors and Moving Rocks: Notes from Camp Colorado

My week at Camp Colorado started off a few hours behind schedule. After my brother and I boarded our plane, we learned that the plane had a broken seal, and would not be flying us to Denver. We switched planes and got about an hour and a half out, when an elderly woman’s medical emergency turned us back to Chicago. Finally, we landed in Colorado three hours late...

Velociraptors and Moving Rocks: Notes from Camp Colorado2014-09-21T07:01:59-04:00

Young Birder Blog Birding #4: April 2012

T.S. Eliot wrote that “April is the cruelest month,” but for many birders, at least in the Eastern United States, that’s totally wrong. April is an excellent month for birding, marking the transition between the late-winter doldrums of March and the migratory insanity of May.

Young Birder Blog Birding #4: April 20122012-04-30T14:00:00-04:00

Meet Zachary Marchuk: 2012 Young Birder of the Year (10-13 year-old category)

On April 1, 2012 the ABA announced the winners of the 2012 Young Birder of the Year Contest. Sixteen-year-old Marie McGee, from Clinton Township, Michigan, and eleven-year-old Zachary Marchuk, from Neebing, Ontario, took top honors and will receive the grand prize of a pair of Leica Trinovid 8 x 42 binoculars.

Meet Zachary Marchuk: 2012 Young Birder of the Year (10-13 year-old category)2012-04-28T20:13:52-04:00

Meet Marie McGee: 2012 Young Birder of the Year (14-18)

Hands trembling with excitement, I tore open the shipping box. Earlier in April 2011, inspired by the entries of the previous year’s participants, I had registered for the American Birding Association’s Young Birder of the Year Contest.

Meet Marie McGee: 2012 Young Birder of the Year (14-18)2012-04-26T22:24:58-04:00

Marie McGee named 2012 ABA Young Birder of the Year!

Congratulations to 16-year-old Marie McGee from Clinton Township, Michigan, the 2012 Young Birder of the Year! Marie was one of thirty-three young birders from across North America participating in this prestigious annual contest conducted by read more >>

Marie McGee named 2012 ABA Young Birder of the Year!2012-04-02T00:33:40-04:00

Young Birder Blog Birding #3

Compiled by Tristan Weinbrenner This March has been one of my favorites because of the warm temperatures we have had lately, or at least where I live in Kansas. There have been some awesome blog read more >>

Young Birder Blog Birding #32012-03-26T10:25:00-04:00

2012 ABA Bird of the Year: Evening Grosbeak

by Alexandria Simpson March…the beginning of spring. Birders in the south realize that winter is coming to an end and begin to welcome migrating birds, while northern birders patiently wait for their turn. Last year, read more >>

2012 ABA Bird of the Year: Evening Grosbeak2018-12-27T14:07:00-05:00