The American Birding Association is thrilled to announce the results of the 2021 Young Birder of the Year program. The ABA Young Birder of the Year mentoring program exists to encourage and develop the talents of birders between the ages of 10-18. Begun in 1998, it has an incredible track record of influencing up and coming leaders of the birding community
After months of dedicated work from young people across North America, our esteemed panel of judges has evaluated and tabulated the results of the 2019 ABA Young Birder of the Year Contest. We are read more >>
At the mic: Matt Smith is a writer, geographer, and web developer who has been chasing birds (real and imaginary) for most of his life. He has published two children’s books and runs a blog, read more >>
What are you doing this summer? In 2019 the ABA has not one, not two, but THREE amazing programs (and four camp sessions) for young birders ages 13-19. Space is still available for all read more >>
ABA Young Birder Camps Each year American Birding Association and its partners offer some fantastic events for young birders, enabling them to get out, learn more about birds, and go birding with others in their age group. Attending workshops, conferences, camps, and conventions gives these young people a unique opportunity to experience birding, learn about bird ecology and identification, and just have some fun with their peers.