A blog by a young birder, birdwatcher, twitcher, naturalist, environmentalist & writer about birds, wildlife, nature, conservation & ringing (banding) who is an Ambassador for World Shorebirds Day, See It Her Way and a Charter Champion for The Charter for Woods, Trees and People
Wednesday, 15 June 2016
ABA Magazine's article about me and the Sundarbans oil spill
The American Birding Association has got a huge membership and have a quarterly magazine. The Magazine just out is called "Birders' Guide to Conservation and Community" with lots of brilliant articles about sex, race and getting young people into nature.
Noah Strycker (last year's Big World Year winner, seeing over 6000 birds in the year) has written an article about my highlighting the environmentally disastrous Sundarbans oil spill in Bangladesh. Thank you Noah for your lovely article. The article about me is on pages 9 - 10 http://bit.ly/1YqRDfx
The 2016 issue of Birder's Guide to Conservation & Community is at the printers. American Birding Association members should find it in their mailboxes in the next couple weeks. But you don't have to wait until then to see what's inside. You can see the entirety of this issue of Birder's Guide right now. Simply click here. (Birder's Guide is just one of the free resources that the ABA provides to the birding public.)
"Conservation Milestones" is back. It highlights the real accomplishments of birders like you. Look out for Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig on pages 9 -10.
One of the most exciting parts of Birder's Guide to Conservation & Community is "Conservation Milestones", a place where birders like you can share their personal accomplishments in the realms of environmental education and conservation. Noah Strycker did a wonderful job working with the contributors to compile an engaging and inspiring compendium, but he needed your contributions to make it a reality.
So many birders are doing things large and small to build a better future for birds and for birders, and these accomplishments are just as significant sources of pride and excitement as any listing milestone–often more so. The stories tend to be a bit more complex, involving more than a simple number, species, and place, so these milestones are a bit longer than the listing ones. We’re especially enthusiastic about stories that include photos and/or include contact information and other resources to help those who’d like to emulate the kinds of contributions others are celebrating.
To read "Conservation Milestones" and to find out how to contribute to next year's compendium, click here. The entirety of Birder's Guide to Conservation & Community is available online. It's just one of the many free services the ABA provides to the greater birding community!
Young Birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig on ScillyPhotograph taken by and copyright Chris Craig
Mya-Rose Craig is a 14 year old young British Bangladesh 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.