Carolina Bird Club offers scholarships for birders 19 and under living in the Carolinas, who are members of the Carolina Young Birders Club. Scholarships provide assistance in attending bird-related events, such as camps, workshop, training programs or CBC seasonal meetings. For more information visit www.carolinabirdclub.org.
CYBC President Jack Rogers will be leading 3 trips this weekend with former CYBC President Matt Janson. These trips are trips 7, 13, and 25 as found on the meeting registration page. Trips 7 and 13 are Friday morning and afternoon trips, respectively, and will both go to Fort Fisher, the Aquarium, Federal Point, and Kure Beach looking mainly for seabirds, ducks, and winter songbirds. Trip 25 is the "Young Birders Ramble", a high-paced rarity chase for any rarities that are likely to show up to this great birding area. We hope to see you there!
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology is excited to host The Cornell Lab Young Birders Event, which will be held July 12-15, 2018 in Ithaca, New York. The Young Birders Event aims to bring together teenagers with a passion for birds and interested in pursing a career in the field. You’ll meet people who have successful careers that involve birds in a variety of ways from ornithological researchers to tour leaders, to audio specialists and computer scientists. High school-aged young birders (students entering grades 9-12 in the fall) are invited to fill out our application form and return it for review by March 15th 2018. Sixteen young birders will be selected and notified in early April. Preference is given to students entering 12th grade and students who have previously applied. Check out an amazing reportfrom one of 2017’s participants, Max Hellicar.
The Young Birder’s Event will feature:
Application Deadline: March 15th 2018
Tuition: $600 Travel expenses to and from Ithaca are not covered in the tuition.
Meet Chris Wood and Jessie Barry, the primary leaders for the event:
Chris Wood is the Assistant Director of Information Science, helping lead eBird, Birds of North America, and other projects. He’s a Colorado native who’s been birding since he figured out he couldn’t find dinosaur fossils in his sandbox. Chris has traveled the world in search of birds and is thrilled to be able to share stories and birding skills with young birders.
Jessie Barry is Program Manager for the Macaulay Library and helps lead Merlin, a bird ID app. Jessie grew up in Rochester, NY where she began birding at age ten. She and Chris are grateful for the opportunities they had as young birders and are working to create opportunities for the next generation of leaders in ornithology.
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