Announcing the 2019 ABA Young Birders of the Year!
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 very excited to announce the winners! Your 2019 ABA Young Birders of the Year are 13-year-old Ronan Nicholson from Sacramento, California (10-13 Age Group) and 17-year-old Max Nootbaar from Charlottesville, Virginia (14-18 Age Group). Congratulations Ronan and Max! 2019 ABA Young Birders of the Year Ronan Nicholson (L) and Max Nootbaar (R) We're grateful to our sponsors, who donated fantastic prizes for our read more >>
Meet Adam Dhalla, 2018 ABA Young Birder of the Year
Meet 12-year-old Adam Dhalla from Coquitlam, British Columbia, one of the 2018 Young Birders of the Year! Want to learn more about how you could be the next Young Birder of the Year? Registration is open for the 2019 contest now! -------- Q: Were you a birder before you started the ABA Young Birder of the Year contest? How long have you been birding? How old were you when you began birding? Yes, I started birding around five years ago when I was seven. The bird that really got me started, or my ‘spark bird’ was definitely the majestic Snowy read more >>
Birding by Ear: Not Just Birdwatching Any More
By incorporating sound into our bird identification toolboxes, birding can also be opened to people who can’t normally see a bird’s colorful splendor: the visually impaired.