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April 15 isn’t just tax day. It’s also the kick off for the 2016 ABA Young Birder of the Year Contest. Young people between the ages of 10 and 18 are invited to participate in this year’s contest, which runs through October 1, 2015. All you have to do is complete and send us your signed registration form with your entry fee by June 15, 2015.

A page from the field notebook of 2014 Young Birder of the Year, Alec Wyatt

A page from the field notebook of 2014 Young Birder of the Year, Alec Wyatt

There are five modules in the contest. Two are major – Field Notebook and the Conservation/Community Leadership modules, the other three are supporting – Illustration, Writing, and Photography.

  • Field Notebook:  Take field notes and make field sketches of birds as you observe them in the field. This is one of the very best means of sharpening your birding skills.
  • Conservation/Community Leadership:  Here’s your chance to make a difference and change something you care about for the better. Pick a project involving conservation, education, or inspiring the enjoyment and/or protection of wild birds in others. Get it approved, carry it out, and document what you’ve done through writing, pictures, and/or video.
  • Illustration:  Create detailed drawings or paintings of birds that you see and that interest you most.
  • Writing:  Write about birds, birders, birding, and your experiences with any or all of them. This could be poetry, short story, essay, or other prose.
  • Photography:  Photograph birds digitally to highlight their beauty, behavior, identification, or emotional impact.

Read more details, including how to register, on the ABA website.

 

 

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Jennie Duberstein
Jennie Duberstein has lived in southeastern Arizona since 2001, where she coordinates the Sonoran Joint Venture, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service program that works to conserve the unique birds and habitats of the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico. She is the ABA's Young Birder Liaison, managing The Eyrie (the ABA’s young birder blog) and ABA Young Birders Facebook page and providing support to other young birder programs. She has worked with young birders through the ABA and other organizations since the late 1990s, directing summer camps, leading field courses, organizing conferences, and editing young birder publications. Jennie directs the ABA's Camp Colorado, co-leads VENT's Camp Chiricahua, and is a proud member of the Leica Birding Team.
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