Birder's Guide

MAY 2016

Birder's Guide is the American Birding Association's newest publication. Each issue focuses on a key subject, providing tips from experienced birders on a wide variety of topics like Travel, Listing & Taxonomy, Gear, and Conservation & Community.

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25 May 2016 | Birder's Guide to Conservation & Community Dear Birder and ABA Member, When Greg Miller of Wildside Nature Tours set out to do a new kind of ABA Big Year in 2016, one where he chose to focus as much on sharing the excitement of birding with others as on building the largest list, he chose the ABA's Young Birder programs as the cause for which his efort would raise funds. I think that speaks volumes. I'm writing today to ask you to join Greg and Wildside in supporting the ABA's celebrated Young Birder Programs through this special Nesting Season Appeal. Our goal is to raise $25,000 before July 1. Birder and ABA member Greg Miller is famous as one of the trio of birders chronicled in Mark Obmascik's book, The Big Year, and for providing the inspiration for the character, Brad Harris, played by comedian Jack Black in The Big Year movie. What you may not know is just how devoted Greg is to building and strengthening the birding community. He has seen frsthand the positive impact that the ABA's Young Birder Camps, our Young Birder of the Year mentoring program, and our various safe, friendly, online Young Birder resources have made. He's working to make those experiences and opportunities more widely available. Your generous gift of support will help make that possible. During the brief nesting season, it is up to the adult birds to give the next generation a strong start for the perilous migration ahead. Members like Greg Miller know that young birders need the strongest start possible, too. For decades now, the American Birding Association has worked hard to mentor and encourage birding's next generation, meet- ing with notable and gratifying success. Please help us build a brighter future for birds and for birding. Good birding, Jefrey A. Gordon, President American Birding Association g . Please, support the birders of tomorrow by helping us reach our goal of $25,000 Thank you! Donate at aba.org/gift today! n t - Greg Miller ABA Event New Zealand Safari For more details and registration, go to: events . aba . org e ve n t s @ a b a . o r g • 8 0 0 . 8 5 0 . 2 47 3 When : January 4–15, 2017 Where : Invercargill & Auckland, NZ Hosts : Jeff & Liz Gordon, Adam Riley, Forrest Rowland, George Armistead and others Cost : $5020 and up A hotbed for Polynesian Triangle endemics, New Zealand hosts charismatic seabirds, such as albatrosses and penguins. Famous for the skulking Kiwi, stunning scenery, and unique landbirds, with marvelous Maori names, like Kokako, Tui, and Takahe, we hope you'll join your friends at ABA for an expedition down under. SIGN UP TODAY! Photo © Adam Riley Photo courtesy of Heritage Expeditions Photo © Rich Lindie Photo © Adam Riley Photo courtesy of Heritage Expeditions

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