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The 2016 issue of Birder’s Guide to Conservation & Community features an article written by Tiffany Kersten called “Nest Attentiveness: Brooding and Fledging Young Birders”. Within, Tiffany explains why she believes cultivating the next generation of birders–such as via the ABA’s Youth Birding Program–is so important.

It’s a belief the ABA is staunchly supportive of, and why we’re currently trying to raise $25,000 in our Nesting Season Appeal to help fund our Young Birder Program. We are very close–only down $2,900!–and we can make it all the way with your donation. You can be the person who puts us over the top!

If you’re an ABA member, this issue of Birder’s Guide may have already arrived at you doorstep. But you won’t find Tiffany’s article printed there. Hers is one of three articles that we are excited to offer online-only. By featuring content online, we are able to offer content above and beyond what’s possible with the printed magazine. Access to the online content is simple: click here. It’s free and just one of the many services the ABA offers the birding community. If you enjoy Birder’s Guide but aren’t yet a member of the ABA, consider signing up. You’ll be helping to make sure that resources like Birder’s Guide are available for years to come.

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Michael Retter
Michael L. P. Retter is the editor of the ABA's newest magazine, Birder's Guide. He also wears his ABA cap while working as a Technical Reviewer for Birding magazine. When not at home, Michael is often leading tours in Middle America (Mexico through Panama). He currently lives with his fiancé, Matt, in Fort Worth, Texas. In his fleeting free time there, he pursues interests in horticulture (especially orchids), music, cooking, and numismatics. Michael also runs GBNA, the continent's informal club and email list for LGBT birders.
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