ABA Travel

When you travel with the American Birding Association, you help build a better future for birds, birders, and birding. Our thoughtfully designed program combines great field birding, amazing destinations, and cultural immersion, while visibly supporting local projects and communities. We help the birding world effectively work toward on-the-ground conservation and sustainable development, furthering ABA’s ongoing commitment 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 world’s best birding.

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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.