Monday, September 14, 2009

Join the ABA

Monday, September 14, 2009
Birding with the ABA in Utah.

If you are a bird watcher who enjoys the company of others who share your interest in birds, I suggest you consider joining the American Birding Association. The ABA, as birders call it, has undertaken a new initiative to attract members and they are offering some incentives: namely a new lower price and a cool birding T-shirt.

Click on the icon above for the inside scoop. I plan to renew my ABA membership at the Midwest Birding Symposium, where the ABA has a booth in the Birder's Marketplace. If you've never belonged, I suggest you check it out. I've been a member since 1988.

I can think of a few reason why joining the ABA is a good thing for a bird watcher, but the most important one (in my opinion) is the social connectivity it provides. ABA annual conventions and regional events provide wonderful opportunities to meet and get to know birders from other parts of North America. And the birding is pretty darn good, too.

Let's face it, we birders need a national organization that caters to our interests. Any ABA members want to chime in on this topic?


On September 14, 2009 at 9:12 PM Erik said...

I've been a member for more than a decade. Not much more to mention other than the fine publications, although not quite as good as BWD;-), and the Lane Guides. You have to love a book that almost tells which branch to look at to find a bird. The Pranty guide to Florida puts you right on top of Burrowing Owls.

On September 14, 2009 at 10:16 PM Dave Lewis said...

Me and the Doodles have been members for a years now. I enjoy the information received through their publications, especially the quarterly sightings by region.
Not to mention the discounts available through their catalog to members on birding accessories!

On September 15, 2009 at 4:07 AM Adsglobe said...

Good information.....

On September 15, 2009 at 7:14 AM forestal said...

I am just starting out birding ; little over a year but am fully obsessed learning as much as i can, so joining ABA now, as I learn i want to get more involved


On September 15, 2009 at 7:59 PM Grant McCreary said...

Great deal, I will be renewing. I joined about a year after I started birding, and love it. I'd probably sign up for a lifetime membership if they still offered it!

Thanks for the heads up!

On September 16, 2009 at 4:18 PM Aaron said...

I just joined not too long ago. So far so good. Thanks for the suggestions, I love your blog.