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Open Mic: A Young Birder in the Field

This year I was lucky enough to get an internship with the New York City Parks Department. Officially, I worked with the Natural Resources group, which involved a lot more than birds.

Open Mic: A Young Birder in the Field2015-09-28T10:30:20-04:00

The ABA Young Birder of the Year Contest: Advice from a Writing Module Judge

For so many of us, birding and writing go hand in hand. You can’t have one without the other. You observe a cool bird behavior or discover a new field mark, and you’re compelled to write about it. Birding and field ornithology are fundamentally about sharing, and the written word is the way so many of us communicate.

The ABA Young Birder of the Year Contest: Advice from a Writing Module Judge2015-09-21T20:08:10-04:00

What exactly is a field notebook? Part 5 of 5.

Recognizing that there are no such things as right and wrong, here are some thoughts for what you might include in your field journal (and field notebook!). But remember, it’s your field journal so you can do what you want.

What exactly is a field notebook? Part 5 of 5.2015-07-30T10:14:18-04:00

What exactly is a field notebook? Part 3 of 5.

It’s all very well showing some of my notes from recent years (Part 2), when I’m an experienced birder, but what did my notes look like when I was a teenager? It’s pretty clear, however, that I wouldn’t have come close to winning any Young Birder of the Year field notebook competition!

What exactly is a field notebook? Part 3 of 5.2015-07-28T08:44:25-04:00

What exactly is a field notebook? Part 2 of 5.

A field notebook is, well, what it says: a notebook you carry in the field (in my case, 24/7 in my pocket, with 2 pens), where you can write down birds as you see them. It’s the raw data of your field journal.

What exactly is a field notebook? Part 2 of 5.2015-07-27T08:31:50-04:00
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