ABA's 2014 Young Birder Camps

By hbatcheller January 13, 2014
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From the American Birding Association: Registration is now open for the 2014 Young Birder Summer Camps!

The American Birding Association (ABA) is pleased to announce their 2014 Young Birder Summer Camps – Camp Colorado and Camp Avocet.

Camp Colorado, running from July 8-14, will be held once again in Estes Park, Colorado, bordering the majestic Rocky Mountain National Park.  Campers will find plenty of opportunities to take their birding skills to the next level, meet other young people with similar interests, explore careers in birding and ornithology, and, of course, learn about the bird life and natural history of northern Colorado.

Birding at Cape May, NJ during the 2013 Camp Avocet. Photo by Bill Schmoker.

Birding at Cape May, NJ during the 2013 Camp Avocet. Photo by Bill Schmoker.

ABA’s newest camp and in its second year, Camp Avocet, runs August 10-16.  Camp Avocet will be held at the University of Delaware’s Virden Conference Center in Lewes, Delaware, only minutes away from the Atlantic Ocean beaches, two major National Wildlife Refuges and a short ride to six unique ecologically-based birding regions!.  Migrating shorebirds will be a main study and focus for this camp but due to the grand diversity of southern Delaware’s bird-rich habitats, over 150 species of birds will be seen and studied during this seven-day birding-at-the-beach camp extravaganza!

As always, both ABA Camps will be staffed by acclaimed adult birders specializing in educating today’s crop of youth birders.  Our camper-to-teacher ratio will be 3-to-1, with additional guest instructors contributing their unique talents each day.  For more information or to register now, visit the camp pages linked to above or contact Bill Stewart at bstewart@aba.org.

Bar-tailed Godwit! Seen at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge in Virginia during last year's Camp Avocet. Photo by Bill Schmoker.

Bar-tailed Godwit! Seen at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge in Virginia during last year’s Camp Avocet. Photo by Bill Schmoker.

ABA Scholarships are available for young birders aged 13-18 interested in attending either ABA Camp and made possible in part through our Legacy Sponsor – Leica Sport Optics, The Conserve School and the Richard E. Andrews Memorial Scholarship.
Curious to see our campers and staff in action?  Check out these wonderful photos and video from last year’s Camp Avocet, and read more about Camp Colorado here.

Camp enrollment is limited and both ABA Camps sold out last year, so register soon!