Wednesday, April 20, 2011

ABA: Advocating for Birds and Birders Alike


Birders: who's got your back? The ABA does! The American Birding Association (ABA) is a non-profit organization that supports, inspires, and empowers recreational birdwatchers by providing leadership and helping to increase birders' knowledge and skills. As described in their Mission Statement, the ABA helps to further the enjoyment of birding through publications, tours, conferences, and partnerships. In addition, with the welfare of birds at heart, the ABA developed a Code of Ethics for birding with guidelines to follow, ensuring the safety and preservation of birds and their habitats.

Birders' Exchange is an ABA conservation initiative that Eagle Optics is proud to be part of. The program helps to put new and used optics equipment in the hands of scientists, conservationists, and educators throughout South America, Central America, and the Caribbean islands. By doing this, ABA assists our neighbors to the south in monitoring and conserving Neotropical migratory bird populations and their habitats, and creates an important people-to-people connection with those doing similar studies in North America.

Every year, ABA gives awards honoring those who have contributed significantly to the cause of birds, birders , and birding. ABA's Young Birder of the Year Contest is open to youth between the ages of 10 and 18. This year’s winner, Rachel Butek, hails from Wisconsin! The staff at Eagle Optics congratulates Rachel for the hard work and dedication it took to earn this honor.

In short, the work ABA does, and the support it offers, is vital and deserves your support. Consider becoming a member. Join ABA today!

Nina Cheney
Eagle Optics Staff
Binoculars: Bring them. See what they bring you.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks, Nina!

    This is a great little post. I hope that all birders, beginning to expert, will consider the benefits of joining the ABA community. We're here to make your birding experience better.

    We're also pleased to be partners with Eagle Optics—you all have set such high standards for customer service, exactly what one would hope from birders, for birders.

    All the best,


    Jeffrey Gordon
    American Birding Association

    Check out ABA's awesome, multi-author blog:


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