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.

Upcoming Tours

  • Honduras birding tour

Honduras birding tour

February 21 - March 6, 2023

Honduras may still be a little known birding destination, but thanks to its position on the Central American isthmus and its interesting geography, it has all the trumps to become the next big ecotourism destination.
  • spring warblers

Spring Warblers in Chicago, May 2023

Chicago is an excellent place to witness spring warbler migration, with as many as 30 species of warblers passing through. On this IFO tour, we learn about warbler identification, behavior, habitat, and conservation through field trips and workshops that are designed to be complementary, with the lessons learned in the classroom applicable in the field, and vice versa.

  • Colombia birding tour

Colombia, September 2023

With over 1,900 bird species, Colombia is home to about 20% of the world's total! Join the ABA's Colombia birding tour to the most biodiverse country in the world and enjoy the bird extravaganza of the Central and Western Andes and the famous Chocó bioregion.

Fall migration in Cape May

October 15 - 19, 2023

Experience the heart of fall migration in Cape May on a tour fully built around raptor, songbird, seabird, and monarch migration, with field trips and workshops on each!

Uganda, December 2023

December 9-22, 2023
$6,500 - $7,800

Uganda is one of the most beautiful and biodiverse countries in Africa. From the papyrus-fringed Lake Victoria to the snow-capped Rwenzori Range to the extensive savannas around Murchison Falls, the “Pearl of Africa” boasts enormous habitat diversity and thus an incredible bird list! We will be guided by top female guides, thus supporting the Uganda Women Birders in their efforts to train women in nature guiding and birdwatching, teach children about nature and ecology, enhance environmental awareness among the public, and provide an avenue for women to secure sustainable employment alongside men in a traditionally male-dominated sector.

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COVID-19 VACCINATION VERIFICATION POLICY FOR ABA TRAVEL AND EVENTS

Until further notice, COVID-19 vaccination is a requirement to participate in any and all ABA Travel.  Exact vaccination requirements are dependent on country of residence, country(ies) visited, and other laws, rules, and regulations of local vendors. The ABA will do its best to communicate with you after booking, and prior to travel, as rules are subject to change.  Acceptable proof of COVID-19 vaccination includes a certificate issued at national or subnational level or by an authorized vaccine provider (e.g., the CDC vaccination card), vaccination certificate with QR code, digital pass via smartphone application with QR code (e.g., United Kingdom National Health Service COVID Pass, European Union Digital COVID Certificate), digital photos of vaccination card or record, downloaded vaccine record or vaccination certificate from official source (e.g., public health agency, government agency, or other authorized vaccine provider), or a mobile phone application without QR code. All forms of proof of COVID-19 vaccination must have all of the following (i) personal identifiers including full name plus at least one other identifier such as date of birth or passport number that match the personal identifiers on the passenger’s passport or other identity documents; (ii) the name of official source issuing the record (e.g., public health agency, government agency, or other authorized vaccine provider; and (iii) vaccine manufacturer and date(s) of vaccination.  Requirement for boosters or additional vaccination is subject to state, federal, and national guidelines, rules and requirements applicable to your country of citizenship, and countries visited during ABA Travel.