Announcing the 2014 Young Birders of the Year!

by Jennie Duberstein

Yesterday the American Birding Association announced the results of the 2014 Young Birder of the Year Contest, sponsored by Leica Sport Optics, who has been a supporter of ABA’s young birder program since its inception.

To be eligible to win the contest, participants must take part in different modules between April and September of each year. Two are major (Field Notebook, Conservation/Community Leadership) the other three are supporting (Illustration, Writing, and Photography). In order to be eligible for the overall title of Young Birder of the Year, contestants must either complete both of the major modules or complete one major module and two of the three supporting modules.

This year we are thrilled to announce that Chloe Walker and Alec Wyatt have been selected as the 2014 Young Birders of the Year! As the grand prize winners, each will receive a Leica Trinovid binocular. You can read more details over on The Eyrie, the ABA’s Young Birder Blog.

Congratulations Alec and Chloe!

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15-year-old Alec Wyatt from Colorado Springs, Colorado is the 2014 Young Birder of the Year for the 14-18 age category. Congrats, Alec!

Chloe Walker, a 13-year-old from Murfeesboro, Tennesee, is the 2014 Young Birder of the Year in the 11-13 age category. Way to go, Chloe!

Chloe Walker, a 13-year-old from Murfeesboro, Tennesee, is the 2014 Young Birder of the Year in the 11-13 age category. Way to go, Chloe!