Why do you go to birding? Is it to “chase” a rarity? To find one on your own? Is it for exercise? For contemplation? Is it to spend time with friends? To get away from it all? For science? For conservation?
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.
5:00 am. My wake-up alarm song blared electric guitar into the chill predawn. It was time.
Here's another quick update from 2013 Camp Colorado in the field!
As I look back at Camp Colorado 2012, I see a blur of smiles, jokes, people, and birds. I see 60+ lifers. I see Mountain Plovers and Prairie Falcons. But the most prevalent trait of Camp Colorado is fun. Yes, the birds and all those cool sights and sounds meld into fun.
Today's photo quiz comes courtesy of Sam Brunson and John Mark Simmons, the young birders behind Two Birders and Binoculars.
Welcome to the first of what we plan to make a regular Friday posting of upcoming opportunities for young birders! This week’s post is for those of you who are thinking of attending a young read more >>