We are thrilled to announce the winners of the 2016 Young Birder of the Year Contest!
Contestants have been on the edges of their seats for the past month, but the long wait is over. The judges have filled in all of their forms, ABA staff has tabulated the results, and we are thrilled to announce the winners of the 2015 Young Birder of the Year Contest!
When I was asked to write a bit about my experiences with the Young Birder of the Year contest, I was thrilled. There is so much to write about! The YBY contest was not only engaging and educational, but most importantly fun.
I started birding just over three years ago. My interest in birds came almost out of nowhere. In the fall of 2009, I took my bird to the vet, where I realized that there are adults who work with birds for a living. The moment I had that realization, I was done for.
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.
Hands trembling with excitement, I tore open the shipping box. Earlier in April 2011, inspired by the entries of the previous year’s participants, I had registered for the American Birding Association’s Young Birder of the Year Contest.
By Jennie Duberstein, ABA Young Birder Program Liaison On April 1, 2012 we announced the winners of the 2012 Young Birder of the Year Contest: 16-year-old Marie McGee and 11-year-old Zach Marchuk. Stay tuned later read more >>
Congratulations to 16-year-old Marie McGee from Clinton Township, Michigan, the 2012 Young Birder of the Year! Marie was one of thirty-three young birders from across North America participating in this prestigious annual contest conducted by read more >>
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