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Bird of the Year Art Contest Results!

The ABA Bird of the Year Multimedia Art Contest results are in! Congratulations to all the participants and huge thanks to the prize sponsors.

1st Place

 Brian Gatlin – Grand Canyon, AZ

1st Place – Youth

Courtney Moore, age 14, Vestal, NY
Prize: A Birder’s 10-book collection from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

2nd Place – Tie

Evening Grosbeak – Yuba Pass Campground, Hwy 49, CA, USA by Vivek Khanzode

Rachael Butek, Colfax, Wisconsin

2nd Place – Youth

Evening Grosbeaks at Sunrise, by Chloe Walker, age 12 – Murfreesboro, TN

3rd Place – Youth

Gabrielle Claus – Age 14 – Lancaster, PA
Prize: Julie Zickefoose Evening Grosbeak Artwork Print

Additional Winning Entries

Evening Grosbeak at Hartwick Pines by David R. Sager – Smithville, TX

"I’ve Just Seen A Grosbeak” – vocals & ukulele by Gary Bloomfield, Arcata, CA

Prize: Perky-Pet® Copper Sip & Seed Bird Feeder

 

Ashok Khosla, Palo Alto, CA
Prize: Julie Zickefoose Evening Grosbeak Artwork Print

Evening Grosbeak Pair – by Nancy Castillo, Saratoga Springs, NY
Prize: Julie Zickefoose Evening Grosbeak Artwork Print

Matthew Dodder – Mountain View, CA
Prize: The Stokes Field Guide to the Birds of North America - Autographed by Don & Lillian Stokes.

Too see the other fantastic art entries, please visit the contest website.
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Robert Mortensen

Robert Mortensen

Robert is most widely known as the host of www.BirdingIsFun.com, a multi-author blog sharing enthusiasm for birds and birding. He is also the ABA's Bird of the Year program coordinator. Robert began birding in the summer of 2004 when his father-in-law handed him a pair of binoculars to go on a Sunday afternoon walk at Deer Flat Wildlife Refuge in Idaho. Birding was an instant addiction. Married to Jessica since 1999, they have four children that keep them hopping. They live in Bountiful, Utah adjacent to spectacular birding at parks and refuges on the eastern shore of the Great Salt Lake. Robert earned his degree in Construction Management from Brigham Young University and somehow fits his construction career around his birding. He is a "well-rounded nerd" who enjoys adventures with his family, serving in his church and Boy Scouts of America, family history, music, and an avid college football fan. Robert plays clarinet and saxophone and enjoys singing too. For question about the Bird of the Year program, you can reach Robert at [email protected]
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