Thursday, July 18, 2013

Announcing the 2nd ABA Mid-Atlantic Young Birder Conference: September 14, 2013

PRESS RELEASE FROM Bill Stewart of the ABA:

The American Birding Association (ABA), National Geographic and Leica Sport Optics have partnered to create a unique birding experience focusing upon young birders and their mentors in the populous Mid-Atlantic area. The 2nd ABA Mid-Atlantic Young Birder Conference, co-hosted by the Delaware Nature Society and Delmarva Ornithological Society's (DOS) Delaware Dunlins Youth Birders Club, will prove to be a very special event this fall.

This 2nd ABA Mid-Atlantic Young Birder Conference will take place on the beautiful grounds of the Ashland Nature Center in Hockessin, Delaware. Bird walks and hawk watching at the peak of fall migration will feature prominently, as will concurrent indoor learning sessions for new and experienced young birders alike--allowing everyone from elementary school through late teens to find topics of interest. There will also be special sessions by and for parents, mentors, and club coordinators.Print

For our keynote presentations, we're very excited to have Jonathan Alderfer, artist, author, and birding consultant for National Geographic Books. Jonathan contributed illustrations to five editions of the best-selling National Geographic Field Guide Birds of North America, and along with Jon Dunn, co-authored its most recently published sixth edition. ABA Young Birder of the Year Ioana Seritan will deliver the youth birder keynote address, and along with Jonathan, will deliver a one-two punch that will have everyone fired up about birding and its potential to enrich and connect us all, kid or adult. Registration fee includes a fully catered lunch.

Conference Date/Times/Location:
September 14, 2014
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
(optional pre-conference birdwalk begins at 8:00 a.m.)
Ashland Nature Center, Hockessin, Delaware

Click here for more information about this great conference. Here's the link to register.
For questions, e-mail conference coordinator, Bill Stewart -

Nina Cheney
Eagle Optics Staff
Bincoulars: Bring them. See what they bring you.

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