At the mic: Claire Wayner is a 17-year-old young birder from Baltimore, Maryland, who started birding in 2012. Since then, she has grown to love urban birding and often incorporates her passion for birds into read more >>
As we flew through a gap in the lush, green mountains to land on a thin airstrip, I anticipated the birding and research I was about to experience on the Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica, the world’s most bio-intense area.
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.
See the 2016 North American Ornithological Congress through the eyes of a young birder.
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.
When I took on the challenge of the 2014 Young Birder of the Year Contest, I was fully aware that it would be the hardest thing I had ever done. I planned to devote myself to the study of birds for nearly six months spending hours each day compiling a field notebook, studying nest boxes, analyzing data, and writing about birds.
I’ve often heard that there are two career options for young birders: go into ecology or biology and spend your working hours birding, or go into a more profitable field and use your spare time to bird.
When I got asked to go on my first Breeding Bird Survey with one of our areas top birders, I jumped at the opportunity! I met Katie Koch, a US Fish and Wildlife Service bird biologist at 4:45am. That was the earliest time I've been birding by 15 minutes.
This post is the beginning of a series meant to highlight new discoveries about birds and make ornithological research more accessible to young birders.