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2021 ABA Young Birders of the Year

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

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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.


The ABA would like to thank Rockjumper Worldwide Birding Adventures, lead sponsor of the ABA Young Birder Camps!

Young Birder of the Year