Posts Tagged ‘young birders’

Dispatches From the Field: 2014 Camp Chiricahua

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Leica Birding Team member Jennie Duberstein is in the field in southeastern Arizona this week, co-leading Camp Chiricahua with Michael O’Brien and Louise Zemaitis.

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My Favorite Binocular – Jennie Duberstein

Jennie after seeing her first bird with her brand new Ultravid 8x32s--a Swainson's Hawk carrying food to the nest.

Leica Birding Team Member Jennie Duberstein talks about why her Ultravid 8x32s are her choice in the field.

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Wordless Wednesday

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Wordless Wednesday

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Ben Thesing, a participant in ABA’s Camp Colorado in 2013, got some digiscoping instruction from Leica Product Specialist David La Puma during a field trip to the alpine tundra in Rocky Mountain National Park.

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Wordless Wednesday

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Twelve-year old Natalia Sterling interviewed by PBS crew for America’s Heartland feature on bird conservation in California’s rice fields.

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Announcing the 2014 Young Birders of the Year!

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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.

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Leica Stories: Ioana Seritan

Ioana (in the yellow sweatshirt) at Pawnee National Grasslands during 2013 Camp Colorado (Photo by Jennie Duberstein)

Leica Birding Team member Jennie Duberstein brings us another dispatch from the field, this time about the 2013 ABA Birder of the Year, Ioana Seritan. Jennie wears many hats in the birding and ornithological community, and one of those is Czar of Youth Birding. Okay, maybe that’s not an actual title, but if it were, Jennie would definitely have it (and she clearly fills the roll of this unspecified position in her daily life!). It’s also great to catch up with Ioana after her first year of undergraduate work at UC Berkley; We hope you enjoy this piece as much as we did!

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