Wednesday, April 14, 2010

2009 ABA Young Birder of the Year winners

Congratulations to Harold Eyster of Chelsea, Mich.! The 15-year-old won the overall title of 2009 ABA Young Birder of the Year after earning first place in the field notebook, writing and illustration (below) modules for his age bracket (14 to 18 years).

In addition to the title, Harold received prizes from various sponsors, as did the winners in the modules, which includes photography. The competition encompasses two age categories, the other being 10 to 13 years of age, so the annual contest might honor more than 20 entrants as well as multiple honorable mentions.

For the full list of winners and their works, visit this page. You'll find details about the 2010 contest here. The registration form and fee are due June 18.

Many thanks to the experienced birders who participate as judges:
Photography - Bill Maynard, Bill Schmoker and Dudley Edmundson.
Writing – Lisa White, Jeffrey Gordon and Laura Kammermeier.
Illustration – Michael L.P. Retter, Michael O’Brien and Louise Zemaitis.
Field Notebook – Kimberly Kaufman, Noah Strycker and David Sibley.

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Blogger Rick Wright said...

This contest is one of the best things ABA does to encourage young birders. If you know any, get them to enter this year!

April 14, 2010 1:00 PM  

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