Below you will find a comprehensive listing of clubs and opportunities relevant to young birders. This includes information about summer jobs and events, as well as college and career ideas, and online discussion groups. Furthermore, the Young Birders Club Toolkit contains ideas and information on starting a club in your local area.
Should you have suggestions for additional resources, please contact us–we’re constantly working to improve the site!
Young Birders Clubs
Camps and Events
- Contests (photos, essays, art, etc.)
- Camp TALON: June 3-8 and June 17-22, 2017 on St. Simons Island, Georgia.
- Coastal Maine Bird Studies for Teens: June 11-16 or June 18-23, 2017 on Hog Island, Maine.
- Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Young Birders Event: July 6-9, 2017 in Ithaca, New York.
- VENT’s Camp Chiricahua: July 11-22, 2017 in southeastern Arizona.
- ABA’s Camp Colorado: July 16-22, 2017 or July 26-August 1, 2017 in Estes Park, Colorado.
- VENT’s Camp Cascades: July 29-August 9, 2017 in coastal Washington.
- ABA’s Camp Avocet: July 29-August 4, 2017 in Lewes, Delaware.
- Teen Week in Costa Rica: December 26-31, 2017
- Ohio Young Birders Conference: 2017 dates TBA
- Indiana Young Birders Conference: 2017 dates TBA
- Puget Sound Bird Observatory’s Summer Banding Camp: Details TBA.
Colleges and Careers
- Careers with Birds Videos
- Choosing a Major
- Choosing a College
- International Collegiate Ornithological Network
- Careers in Birds
- Summer Job Opportunities
- High School Research Projects