Did you know the Bar-tailed Godwit has the longest non-stop, flapping flight migration of any bird in the world? Learn more from young birder Dessi Sieburth and Audubon Alaska's Dr. Nils Warnock.
Learn more about Dessi Sieburth, the 12-year-old 2015 Young Birder of the Year!
With a youthful, bouncy song, the Bobolink, Dolichonyx oryzivorus, never fails to bring a smile to the observer. Ferdinand Schuyler Mathews poetically described the song of the Bobolink in the Field Book of Wild Birds read more >>
In the two years since I took over the management of The Eyrie, I have been helped by a stellar team of young birders--the Student Blog Editors.
Like many birders, I was first introduced to the name Sophie Webb as the illustrator of A Guide to the Birds of Mexico and Northern Central America. I’ll admit to open-mouthed staring at the illustrations that I still love to leaf through. A few years ago, Ms. Webb also became a judge for the Young Birder of the Year Illustration Module and gave me some good suggestions, which I have tried to follow.
During my stay at the school I became close friends with another youth, and we often would walk together around the campus or sometimes in the bush behind the campus. One time we were walking at night and we saw an animal slinking down the road.
Saraiya Ruano, who served as blog manager for The Eyrie between January 2009 and March 2011, spent a few months in Africa last year.
On April 1, 2012 the ABA announced the winners of the 2012 Young Birder of the Year Contest. Sixteen-year-old Marie McGee, from Clinton Township, Michigan, and eleven-year-old Zachary Marchuk, from Neebing, Ontario, took top honors and will receive the grand prize of a pair of Leica Trinovid 8 x 42 binoculars.
3. Can you relate a story about one of the five new to science insect species you discovered? I visited Lamar in mid-July 1998 on a work trip and the alternator on my vehicle went read more >>
Dave Leatherman worked for the Colorado State Forest Service as an entomologist from 1974-2005. He has discovered at least five insect species new to science. An active birder, Dave has found a unique way to read more >>