ABA Safaris, Tours & Rallies

Travel and Events2019-07-09T17:27:45-04:00

ABA Travel

When you travel with the ABA, you help build a better future for birds and birding. The ABA offers a carefully designed program of birding travel experiences that not only let experience and thrill of seeing great birds and traveling with friendly, interesting people, they give you the satisfaction of knowing that you are supporting local on-the-ground conservation efforts as well as the ABA’s ongoing work to inspire all people to enjoy and protect wild birds. We invite you to join us in making a positive difference while enjoying some of the word’s best birding.

Reservations are now being accepted.

Events at our Delaware Headquarters

Weekly Heron Watches: every Thursday night, April through July, join the ABA birding host and take in the gathering dusk together on the Delaware City Waterfront. Each night hundreds of herons (Great Blues, Little Blues, egrets, and others) pass right by and over town.

Sunset Cruises to Pea Patch Island: These relaxing, scenic cruises offer a great chance to gain a new appreciation for the wealth of birds and other wildlife that inhabit Pea Patch Island and the surrounding Delaware River. There are often excellent opportunities to view Bald Eagles and Osprey.

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ABA Rally Minnesota & North Dakota 2020

June 6-15, 2020
$3,240.00 – $3,720.00

Come North with us and enjoy birding Minnesota’s boreal forest, the pothole wetlands of North Dakota and the vast prairies in between. Working with the Partnership for International Birding, we’ve arranged an itinerary that will allow us to take in these iconic natural landscapes at the peak of bird breeding activity.

ABA Rally: Oaxaca – March 2020

March 22-31, 2020
$3,965.00 – $4,715.00

Our trip will cover two major areas–the Valley of Oaxaca and the Pacific Coast–and their surrounding mountains. Being based in just two comfortable hotels will allow us to see much of what makes this region special without an endless succession of lodging changes.

Ecuador Birding Bash 2020

July 17—26, 2020
$3,490.00 – $4,050.00

The ABA Ecuador Birding Bash has something for everyone! Birding, photography, sight-seeing, and extensions, extensions, extensions. Individual groups will be no more than 8 participants, but multiple groups will be staying each night in the same hotels and lodges so that they can mingle and reminisce over the day’s superb birding.

IFO: Winter Sparrows of the Southwest

January 23—28, 2020
$1590.00 from Tucson, Arizona

Southeastern Arizona is home to many resident species of breeding sparrows and a favored location for migrants to overwinter. We will visit semi-desert grasslands and riparian woodlands to observe and photograph over 20 species of sparrows, towhees, and longspurs. Daily outings will be followed by classroom presentations on identification, vocalizations, ecology, natural history, and conservation.

West Virginia Adult Bird Camp

May 21—25 and May 26, 2020
$1,295.00 – $2,345.00

For the ABA’s first-ever Adult Birding Camp, we have chosen to visit longtime friends of ours in the New River Gorge region of West Virginia. The cabins are homey. The food is home cooked. The feeling is fun.

ABA Antarctica Charter

27 October — 14 November, 2020
$20,095 — $26,695 per person, from Ushuaia, Chile

This journey to Antarctica is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience and cannot come more highly recommended! Complementing astounding vistas are vast colonies of majestic penguins, brash skuas, giant petrels, weird sheathbills, somnolent seals and feeding whales that all add life to the region’s stark and amazing beauty.