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.

Bird of the Year tour in Southeast Arizona, July 2022

July 24–30, 2022
$2,995.00 – $3,595.00

Late July is second spring in Arizona, and an extraordinary season to look for the many specialty birds that Arizona is renowned for: Elegant Trogon, Lucifer Hummingbird, Gilded Flicker, Five-striped Sparrow, Red-faced Warbler, Montezuma Quail, and many more. To make the trip even more exciting, we will be joined by Christina Baal, who painted the 2022 ABA Bird of the Year: Burrowing Owl! So not only will you get a chance to see these gorgeous owls, but you can learn how to draw them too!

Panama, September 2022

September 1-11, 2022
$4,355.00 – $4,875.00

Panama is an explosion of bird diversity where Central and South American species are found side by side, with tanagers, puffbirds, jacamars, and toucans lighting up the forests. The world-famous Canopy Lodge and Canopy Tower are our bases for the main tour, while those fortunate enough to join the pre-tour extension will visit Canopy Camp in the Darién (Harpy Eagle!)

British Columbia, Canada, September 2022

September 17-25, 2022
$3,900.00 – $4,750.00

This tour to British Columbia has it all: birds, bears, whales, and indigenous culture! We’ll see spectacular numbers of migrating and wintering birds at the Fraser River estuary. Johnstone Strait gives us excellent opportunities to see Orcas, Humpbacks, and Northern sea lions! We’ll immerse into the world of the Kwakwaka’wakw culture. And we’ll venture into the Great Bear Rainforest to observe Grizzly Bear and Black Bear during the fruitful salmon run.

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.

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.