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Announcing the 2017 ABA Young Birders of the Year!

After months of dedicated work from young people across North America, our esteemed panel of judges have evaluated and tabulated the results of the 2017 ABA Young Birder of the Year Contest. We are very excited to announce the winners of this year’s contest!

Your 2017 ABA Young Birder of the Year for the 14-18 [read more…]

Join the Migratory Bird Twitter Chat!

Join the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Sonoran Joint Venture, ABA, and Black Swamp Bird Observatory for a Migratory Bird Twitter Chat on September 29, 2016! [read more…]

Announcing the 2016 ABA Young Birders of the Year!

We’re thrilled to announce the winners of the 2016 ABA Young Birder of the Year Contest! [read more…]

Highlights from 2015 Camp Colorado: A Photo-Video Essay

I got to spend July 6-12, 2015 in the field in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado with twenty-two young birders from across the United States and Canada, plus my incredible instructors and two stellar interns. [read more…]

On your mark, get set…

April 15 isn’t just tax day. It’s also the kick off for the 2016 ABA Young Birder of the Year Contest. [read more…]

2015 Young Birders of the Year!

After months of judging the inspiring work of so many truly impressive young birders, our judges have made their decisions. The recipients of the 2015 ABA Young Birder of the Year contest have been contacted and we’re ready to share the announcement with the rest of the world. [read more…]

2014 Young Birder Gift Guide

A few weeks ago I posed a question to a group of young birders on Facebook. It was pretty straightforward: “What’s on your wish list?” [read more…]

2014 State of the Birds Report

One hundred years after the extinction of the Passenger Pigeon, the nation’s top bird scientists from conservation groups and agencies have come together again to publish the fifth State of the Birds report. [read more…]

2014 Camp Colorado

July 4, 2014: 10:00 am. I’ve just picked up my rental car at the airport in Denver and am driving by Barr Lake State Park. I’ve arrived a few days early to do some pre-camp scouting in preparation for the ABA’s Camp Colorado. I’m not 10 minutes from the airport when I spot a Swainson’s [read more…]

Wetlands, Watersheds, and Whooping Cranes: Wetland Habitat Restoration in the Rainwater Basin of Nebraska

The Whooping Crane (Grus americana) remains one of the most imperiled species in the United States. This Endangered species once ranged throughout the plains and prairies of central North America. It bred in central Canada and the north-central United States and wintered on the Gulf Coast, parts of the Atlantic coast, and as far south [read more…]

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  • Announcing the 2017 ABA Young Birders of the Year! February 28, 2017 10:48
    The judges have reviewed all of the outstanding entries. ABA staff has compiled the scores. After much anticipation, we are thrilled to announce the winners of the 2017 ABA Young Birder of the Year Contest! Your 2017 ABA Young Birder of the Year in the 14-18 age group is 18-year-old Johanna Beam from Lyons, Colorado. […]

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