Matty Hack

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Meet Student Blog Editor Matty Hack!

Hi everybody, I’m Matty Hack, and I am a fifteen-year-old young birder hailing from Ann Arbor, Michigan. I got interested in birds when I was nine years old and my brother and I watched three [...]

Meet Student Blog Editor Matty Hack!2013-09-14T11:54:35-04:00

Just Puffin’ Along: Birding Newfoundland’s Avalon Peninsula

Day One Alcids! Seabirds! PUFFINS! Words like this strike wonder into the minds of inland birders–even those like me, who have ready access to the Great Lakes. Naturally, I was ecstatic when I learned that [...]

Just Puffin’ Along: Birding Newfoundland’s Avalon Peninsula2013-09-26T11:17:27-04:00

Young Birder Blog Birding #37

For many birders, February is a month of waiting. After February, the snow will melt and the first Killdeers and American Woodcocks will usher in a parade of exciting spring migrants.

Young Birder Blog Birding #372015-04-07T21:19:17-04:00

Where's The Fifth Floor Anyway: Diary of an Ornithology Conference

8/15/13 9:00 PM Feeling slightly terrified of the city of Chicago but exhilarated nonetheless, I entered the lobby of the Palmer House Hilton. This ridiculously huge hotel was the site of the 2013 American Ornithologists’ [...]

Where's The Fifth Floor Anyway: Diary of an Ornithology Conference2014-01-22T09:10:28-04:00

Young Birder Blog Birding #25

January is always a cold month, but the past month has taken our thermometers to new extremes! Much of the South dipped below zero degrees Celsius, while the North was lucky to stay above zero degrees Fahrenheit. The record low temperatures kept many birders indoors, but a few young birders managed to get in the field nonetheless.

Young Birder Blog Birding #252014-01-28T20:22:39-04:00

Young Birder Blog Birding #32

Though breeding songbirds have essentially fallen silent, August can be a very enjoyable month for birding—and it can be enjoyed in very different ways.

Young Birder Blog Birding #322014-09-09T14:09:44-04:00

Velociraptors and Moving Rocks: Notes from Camp Colorado

My week at Camp Colorado started off a few hours behind schedule. After my brother and I boarded our plane, we learned that the plane had a broken seal, and would not be flying us to Denver. We switched planes and got about an hour and a half out, when an elderly woman’s medical emergency turned us back to Chicago. Finally, we landed in Colorado three hours late...

Velociraptors and Moving Rocks: Notes from Camp Colorado2014-09-21T07:01:59-04:00

Planting an Interest at Farm Camp

To my brother Benjamin and me, it’s not summer without Farm Camp. Run by Connie, a teacher at my former middle school, and her husband David, Farm Camp is a small, outdoors-oriented, all-ages camp that runs throughout the first half of summer.

Planting an Interest at Farm Camp2014-04-22T13:28:09-04:00