The Fledgling

The Fledgling is a magazine produced by and designed for young birders. Topics in The Fledgling vary from exciting travel stories to identification tips to ways to get involved in your community and everything in between. In addition to fascinating articles, prepare to be amazed by The Fledgling’s stunning photos and artwork from young birders. This magazine is both enlightening and fun, and it showcases the amazing talent of the next generation of birders and scientists.

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Meet Team Fledgling

Hannes Leonard, Editor and Web Designer
William Young, Editor and Founder
Tony Belejack, Assistant Editor
Weston Barker, Field Editor
Hannah Floyd, Copy Editor
Chelsea Mosteller, Content and Layout
Katie Warner, Content and Layout
Ronan Nicholson, News and Notes
Gracie McMahon, Tailfeathers Column
Silas Powell, Book Reviews

Issue Two Highlight

Special Guest Writer
Mary Gustafson, “The Mentor’s Corner”

Mary Gustafson reviews records for eBird, supports WhatsApp chats for birders in south Texas, organizes leaders and field trips for the Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival and the Spring Chirp Birding Festival, and participates in pelagics as often as possible. Work is usually limited to mentoring biologists and monitoring wildlife, though she gets sucked into so much more. Bat Falcon was her ABA classic number 800. Her great regret is not getting out and birding more.

Issue one

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Issue One Highlight

Special Guest Writer
Scott Weidensaul, “The Mentor’s Corner”

Scott Weidensaul is an author and researcher who has written more than 30 books, including his newest, A World on the Wing, about global bird migration. He is a co-founder of Project SNOWstorm, tracking Snowy Owls, and the Northeast Motus Collaboration, expanding wildlife telemetry in the East, among other projects. He and his wife live in New Hampshire.