There are a total of five modules included in the Young Birder of the Year Mentoring Program to accommodate a broad range of interests in young birders. Participants may do as many or as few of the modules as they choose. Finalists are selected for each of the five modules in two age categories: 10–13 years and 14–18 years. In addition, we will award the title of 2024 Young Birder of the Year in each age division. You do not have to be in the running for the Young Birder of the Year to participate in the program.

To qualify for the overall award of the title Young Birder of the Year:

1. Complete BOTH of the Major Modules –

Field Notebook AND Conservation/Community Leadership


2. Complete ONE of the Major Modules AND TWO of the Supporting Modules –

Illustration WritingPhotography

Click on the tabs below for detailed INSTRUCTIONS and ENTRY SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS for each module.