Spotlight on nominee American Birding Association

nominee American Birding Association
Flock of Red-winged Blackbirds. Photo © Kerstin Winters, USFWS.

Next in our series of posts about new Charitocracy nominees, we have nominee American Birding Association, nominated by donor wfreund. They provide leadership to birders by increasing their knowledge, skills, and enjoyment of birding. You can find their web site here.

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About nominee American Birding Association

The ABA is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides leadership to birders by increasing their knowledge, skills, and enjoyment of birding. We are the only organization in North America that specifically caters to recreational birders. We also contribute to bird and bird habitat conservation through our varied programs.


The American Birding Association inspires all people to enjoy and protect wild birds.

The American Birding Association represents the North American birding community and supports birders through publications, conferences, workshops, tours, partnerships, and networks.

The ABA’s education programs promote birding skills, ornithological knowledge, and the development of a conservation ethic.

The ABA encourages birders to apply their skills to help conserve birds and their habitats, and we represent the interests of birders in planning and legislative arenas.

We welcome all birders as members.

ABA Code of Ethics

Concern for the welfare of birds lies at the core of ABA and touches everything we do. ABA has developed a code of ethics for birding, provided here in multiple formats for you to download. The ABA encourages all birders to print and follow these guidelines to preserve the welfare of wild birds and the integrity of birding.

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 travelling 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.

So please visit the page of nominee American Birding Association to vote for, like, or discuss this cause! And check out this short video about the importance of birding during COVID: