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…]
One of the most exciting parts of Birder’s Guide to Conservation & Community is “Conservation Milestones“, a place where birders like you can share their personal accomplishments in the realms of environmental education and conservation. Noah Strycker did a wonderful job working with the contributors to compile an engaging and inspiring compendium, but he needed [read more…]
The 2016 issue of Birder’s Guide to Conservation & Community features an article written by Bill Rapai called “Connecting Community with Conservation to Secure a Future for Kirtland’s Warbler”. With the article, Bill explains how the Kirtland’s Warbler Alliance is working with local communities–such as through its Jack Pine Planting Day–to increase [read more…]
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, [read more…]
The 2016 issue of Birder’s Guide to Conservation & Community features an article written by Jennie Duberstein called “Conservation and Community in Northern Mexico”. Many people know Jennie from her work with ABA’s Youth Birding program, but she spends much of her time working in northern Mexico with the Sonoran Join Venture, a cooperative, regional [read more…]
We’re thrilled to announce the winners of the 2016 ABA Young Birder of the Year Contest! [read more…]
A review by Beth Guldseth
This Strange Wilderness: The Life and Art of John James Audubon, by Nancy Plain
University of Nebraska Press, 2015
112 pages, $19.95—softcover
ABA Sales / Buteo Books 14488
In this handsome volume for readers ages 10-14, Nancy Plain reveals the many sides of John James Audubon, the complicated artist often [read more…]
Now that cameras and smartphones have largely replaced the once-ubiquitous field notebook in the pockets of birders – for better or for worse – the field notebook runs the risk of becoming an anachronism. But it shouldn’t! There’s so much you can learn from a good field notebook, and that’s one of the reasons the [read more…]
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…]