May 18, 2009

2008 ABA/Leica Young Birder of the Year


Thanks to the American Birding Association and Leica for putting on this annual competition. A big thanks also goes to the judges for the time and effort they spent evaluating work and providing thoughtful feedback.  We enjoyed it, learned a lot, and encourage other young birders to participate in this event.



Marcel's Photography Samples

Lincoln Sparrow
Melospiza lincolnii


Neotropic Cormorants
Phalacrocorax brasilianus

Dunlins
Calidris alpina

Laughing Gulls
Larus atricilla



Joel's Illustration Samples

Williamson's Sapsucker
Sphyrapicus thyroideus

Killdeer
Charadrius vociferus

 Juvenile American Robin illustration from Field Journal



Joel's Field Journal Samples

Journal Entry - 2 Page Spread


Journal Entry for Western Scrub-Jay



From the ABA website . . .

ABA/Leica Young Birder of the Year

2008 Contest Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2008 ABA/Leica Young Birder of the Year Contest, and thanks to all who participated in the event.

Overall 2008 Young Birder of the Year
Joel Such (Age 10), Lyons, CO

Notebook Module
Ages 10-13 - Joel Such (Age 10), Lyons, CO
Ages 10-14 - Harold Eyster (Age 14), Chelsea, MI

Illustration
Ages 10-13 - Joel Such (Age 10), Lyons, CO
Ages 10-14 - Harold Eyster (Age 14), Chelsea, MI

Writing
Ages 10-13 - Megan O'Brien (Age 13), San Jose, CA; Dakota Outcalt (Age 11), Rockford, IL
Ages 14-18 - Sarah MacLean (Age 16), Escondido, CA

Photography
Ages 10- 13 - Marcel Such (Age 12), Lyons, CO
Ages 14-18 - Malkolm Boothroyd (Age 16), Whitehorse, Yukon

5 comments:

Brendan F. said...

Congratulations!

Ali Iyoob said...

Great job!

John G said...

Congrats!

Chris W said...

Congrats!

brdpics said...

You both rocked it- great examples of your work here!!