The Young Birders Network is a project of Black Swamp Bird Observatory. Mission Statement The Young Birders Network connects young birders from around the world to share their love of birds and birding. About the Young Birders Network A project of Black Swamp Bird Observatory, in collaboration with a team of young birders, the Young Birders Network was created to connect young birders from around the world. The YBN will provide a safe space across many digital platforms for young birders to communicate, as well as the opportunity to learn from the many resources and opportunities to be found here. The Young Birders Network is as unique as it is a centralized place to find information on young birders camps, clubs, scholarships and other resources, leaping over the barriers that many young birders face, namely lack of transportation and the very few ways to connect and get to know one another.
The three main focus areas - Young Birders Clubs, Young Birders Camps, and Careers With Birds - will act as a "jumping-off" point from which anyone can find a camp close to home, get involved in local projects, or if birding feels like your life’s work, can find a job working among birds. Lastly, from this website, young birders can access both Facebook and Instagram accounts where you will find a number of engaging young birding stories, ID quizzes and more! We hope young birders around the world will make good use of this one-of-a-kind website, continue to enjoy finding and watching birds, and become better protectors and promoters of birds in the world. We are the next generation!