History

Birders’ Exchange was founded in 1990 by the Manomet Center for Conservation Science (MCCS). In 1996, MCCS partnered with ABA to run the program, and a productive partnership blossomed, building on the extensive birder network of ABA and the conservation links with Latin America at MCCS. Since late February 2002, the American Birding Association has run the program in its entirety. The ABA has made clear that it will continue to develop and expand the program, based on the vision set forth by the MCCS.

Since its inception Birders’ Exchange has several hundreds of conservation and education organizations and individuals in 30 countries and territories.

Birders’ Exchange has supplied equipment to numerous programs in:

Antigua
Argentina
Belize
Bolivia
Brazil
Chile
Colombia
Costa Rica
Cuba
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
El Salvador
Guatemala
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
Jamaica
Mexico
Nicaragua
Panama
Paraguay
Peru
Puerto Rico
St. Lucia
Suriname
Trinidad and Tobago
Uruguay
Venezuela