Tuesday, November 29, 2011
ABA Auction - Original Bird of the Year Artwork
Posted by Robert Mortensen
Just in time for the holidays, the American Birding Association (ABA) is auctioning Louise Zemaitis's original colored pencil of "American Kestrel at Tikal". I had the good fortune of meeting Louise at the Midwest Birding Symposium. This artwork is all the more special in that it is the symbol of the first ever ABA Bird of the Year. How collectible is that?!
Another nice aspect of this auction is that half the proceeds will go to American Kestrel conservation and the other half will go toward advancing the ABA's mission. The starting price is $1000, so go talk to your rich uncle about buying it for you. Or if you know potential donors that are passionate about kestrel or falcon conservation, encourage them to bid on this fantastic piece of art and ABA history as a donation to the cause. Click here for the auction site. I'll be tracking the auction with the gadget in the sidebar. A couple other really cool items will be auctioned off by the ABA soon too. You won't want to miss it!