The YBN strives to provide up-to-date and relevant information for many young birder camps. Clearly listed with the camp names and the focus of the camp along with a link to the camp website itself, this section will give young birders all the tools they need to find the camp that’s right for them.
Camp Chiricahua presents young birders with an extraordinary opportunity to share a mutual love of birds and nature in one of the greatest natural history locations in North America. The camp, co-sponsored by the Black Swamp Bird Observatory and the American Birding Association, is designed for boys and girls between the ages of 14 and 18 to become familiar with the flora and fauna of Southeast Arizona.
The primary focus of the camp is on the rich birdlife of the region, but we will also explore all aspects of nature, and spend time learning about habitats and ecosystems. Campers do not need to be expert birders, but should possess an interest in birds and nature.
Campers should expect to see most of the special birds of Southeast Arizona, including such sought-after species as Elegant Trogon, a good variety of hummingbirds, Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher, and Red-faced Warbler. Evening night drives will provide additional opportunities for mammals, reptiles, and insects.
Through the years, Camp Chiricahua has endured as a testament to VENT’s dedication to employing nature as a vehicle for learning, and positively influencing the lives of young people. Many campers have gone on to successful careers in a variety of fields, and many of them cite their time spent at Camp Chiricahua as a defining event in their lives. Long, learning-filled days emphasizing the region’s birdlife and varied habitats; lots of hiking and camping; cool mornings and warm to hot days with afternoon thunderstorms.
Designed for ages 14-17. This intensive 5-night program will cover coastal bird species in Maine. Campers will stay stay on Hog Island and explore the coast for shorebirds, nesting species, and puffins! An emphasis will be placed on field journals, the Maine Bird Atlas, and seabird conservation. A full-day field trip to Monhegan Island is included, where campers will explore the island trails for breeding residents.
Open to all birders aged 13 to 18. Camp Avocet is based at the mouth of Delaware Bay in Lewes, Delaware, within easy reach of some of North America’s most celebrated birding hotspots including Bombay Hook, Prime Hook, and Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuges, Cape May, NJ and many more. Membership in the ABA is required for attendance.
Open to all birders aged 13 to 17. From the shortgrass prairie of northeastern Colorado to the aspen groves and alpine tundra of Rocky Mountain National Park, Camp Colorado has it all! Membership in the ABA is required for attendance.
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