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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…]

“Conservation Milestones”, v. 2016

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…]

Securing a Future for Kirtland’s Warbler

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…]

Nest Attentiveness

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…]

Conservation and Community in Northern Mexico

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…]

Into the Home Stretch: $2500 Matching Challenge for ABA’s Nesting Season Appeal Announced!

We’re in the homestretch for our 2016 Nesting Season Appeal, with just 10 days left to reach our goal of raising $25,000 to support the ABA’s Young Birder programs. We’ve had a very good response thus far, and are solidly past the halfway mark. For those of you who have donated already, THANK YOU!

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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…]

A Pleasure at Any Age

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…]

Howell on Field Notebooks at The Eyrie

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…]

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…]

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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. […]
  • Open Mic: Birding opens up a new appreciation for the Sonoran Desert December 1, 2016 5:02
    In 2014 I was given the opportunity to go birding for the first time as part of a new All About Birds Program. Without previous experience, I decided to take the offer the staff at Ironwood Tree Experience gave me. […]
  • Birding Alaska and an Interview with Dr. Nils Warnock October 25, 2016 6:57
    Did you know the Bar-tailed Godwit has the longest non-stop, flapping flight migration of any bird in the world? Learn more from young birder Dessi Sieburth and Audubon Alaska's Dr. Nils Warnock. […]

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