Birders in North America are no doubt ready for the return of spring following a winter that was overlong and overcold. But in the past couple weeks, the birds have begun to return, spirits are rising with the temperature, and it’s impossible not to be excited about a new season and the birds on the way.
At the ABA, we’re also really excited about a number of new initiatives we’ve introduced in recent months. 2014 is poised to be a remarkable year for the organization and the birding community, and we’re asking you to please help us make those initiatives a huge success by making a personal donation to the ABA.
Community is the heart and soul of the American Birding Association. As a community we can help encourage those doing great work for bird conservation. We can support efforts that bring birding to a wider audience. And we can continue to bring you world-class publications, including the new Birder’s Guide series, the next issue of which will focus on Conservation & Community, shining a spotlight on the many ways birders are giving back to birds and the community.
At left, ABA President Jeff Gordon shares a moment with 10 year old Sebastian Casarez at the 2014 Space Coast Birding Festival in Florida. Photo by Brian Calk.
Celebrating the wonder of birds and sharing the joy of birding…building support for bird conservation by growing and supporting the birding community…that’s what so many of us try to do every day, and that’s the work we’re all carrying on.
Spring migration is here and gone in an instant, but there is hard work to be done all year long. Please help support the ABA’s work with a gift today. Thank you!
Introducing the ABA’s New Field Guide Series
The ABA is excited to announce the publication of two new state-based field guides, published by Scott & Nix and authored by two current ABA staffers.
Birding department editor Rick Wright tackles the very birdy Garden State in the American Birding Association Field Guide to Birds of New Jersey, which will be followed very shortly by Birding editor Ted Floyd’s ABA Field Guide to Birds of Colorado, covering the ABA’s home Rocky Mountain State.
Both are intended to be the first in a series of guides aimed primarily at beginning and intermediate birders, but any field guide enthusiast who enjoys a nicely laid out local guide with some sharp photos by the exemplary Brian Small will probably find them appropriate as well.
The books are available currently from Amazon and Buteo Books. If you order from Buteo Books a portion of your purchase goes towards supporting the ABA and its programs.
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