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Travel and Events2022-01-10T17:58:08-05:00

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.

British Columbia, Canada, 2022

September 17-24, 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.

Kenya 2022

February 5-15, 2022
$5,750.00 – $6,400.00

Kenya offers some of the most thrilling birding and wildlife viewing experiences anywhere on Earth. The mammals and scenery are iconic and thrilling, and the birds are abundant and tend to be large, colorful, and perhaps best of all, easy to see and photograph!

Winter Sparrows, Southeast Arizona 2023

January 26 - February 1, 2023
$2,785.00 – $3,185.00

This IFO tour to Southeast Arizona is a must if you want to know all about identification, vocalizations, ecology, natural history, and conservation of a host of resident and migratory sparrows.

Adult Birder Camp, West Virginia 2022

June 2 - 6, 2022
$1,995.00 – $2,495.00

When adult birders hear about our Young Birder Camps, we hear the same response over and over—“Boy, I wish they’d had birding camps when I was a kid.” Relive the best of sleepover camps, with a good deal more comfort and a LOT more birds!

Oaxaca, Mexico 2022

April 21–30, 2022
$4,560.00 – $5,310.00

Birding Oaxaca is a wonderful experience: not only are there lots of birds in general, there are numerous regional specialties and endemics. Add to that the striking scenery, the outstanding cuisine, the rich and varied culture, and you have a truly memorable destination! This tour is co-led by Michael Retter, editor of ABA's Birding and North American Birds magazines and author of the upcoming Princeton Photographic Guide to Birds of Mexico, and Eric Antonio Martínez of Mexico Birding Tours. 


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.