|Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig at Mabamba Wetlands, Uganda|
Photograph taken by and copyright Helena Craig
Sunday, 17 January 2016
BBC Wildlife Magazine Young Blogger of the Year
During 2015, I decided that as well as blogging on my blog, I would also post on the BBC Wildlife Magazine blog, in the Local Patch Section http://bit.ly/1QufmKe. This actually was very time consuming but worthwhile just to be involved.
In early March 2015, I was blogger of the week with my post about surveying Spoon-billed Sandpiper in Bangladesh, which is a critically endangered bird which was down to 200 pairs in the world.
In the summer, BBC Wildlife Magazine announced that they would be giving awards, including one for Young Blogger of the Year. They did not announce the winners until their January 2016 magazine.
In the young Blogger Section, Zach won, who blogged every day for a year. However, I was really pleased to be announced as highly commended in that category, which was amazing.
Over the year January to December 2015, I posted 270 times on the BBC Wildlife Magazine local patch reporter blog and had 51,940 views on my posts. Both were the highest of any blogger. So thank you to all my followers and the people who read my posts.
Mya-Rose Craig is a 13 year old young birder, naturalist, conservationist, environmentalist, activist, writer and speaker. She is based near Bristol and writes the successful Birdgirl Blog, with posts about birding and conservation from around the world. She loved seeing Mountain Gorillas in East Africa and Penguins in Antarctica over Christmas 2015, her 7th continent.
Mya-Rose is a Bristol European Green Capital Ambassador along with Kevin McCloud, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Tony Juniper, Simon King, Miranda Krestovnikoff and Shaun the Sheep! See the full list of Bristol Ambassadors. She has also been listed with the singer songwriter George Ezra and actress Maisie Williams from Game of Thrones as one of Bristol's most influential young people. Please like her Birdgirl Facebook Page and follow her on Birdgirl Twitter