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TO JOIN THE CLUB!
Details are to the left, in bold. At this point, we are not asking for any payment for joining. Feel free to give a donation instead.
The Massachusetts Young Birders Club was created in 2014 to unite all of the young birders in Massachusetts and provide them with unique opportunities to further their interests. Field trips are a major part of the club at this point and they serve to connect kids with the same passion.
While field trips are the only events and opportunities available at the moment, we hope to have conservation and learning experiences added to the benefits of joining over time.
Some of the goals of the club are: to bring together the young birders of Massachusetts in a friendly and supportive atmosphere; to host field trips to birding hotspots; and to encourage learning opportunities through the website, in the field, and in conservation-themed events
Anyone in Massachusetts (or nearby) ages 8-21 is welcome to join the club. The MYBC, at the moment, has only a simple way to join. All you have to do is fill out the form to the right and say why you want to join and a little background on who you are and your birding experience. By doing this you will get field trip notifications, and more.
About The Club
If you're feeling generous, please consider giving us a donation to help fund upkeep of the site and field trips.
Any donation, no matter how small, is greatly appreciated.
ECKERSON current President
Jonathan is eighteen-years-old and lives in Dighton, Massachusetts. He has always loved nature and the outdoors, but didn't become a serious birder until around 2010 and has been birding actively ever since. Jonathan now goes birding almost every day, mostly around his house, and he tries to upload all of his sightings to eBird. Some of Jonathan's special ornithological interests include; migration, nocturnal flight calls, and Neotropical Birds. Jonathan also loves nature photography and drawing and is working to get better at both.
MASSACHUSETTS YOUNG BIRDERS CLUB
Davey is a fourteen-year-old who has been birding since he was an infant on his father's shoulders at Plum Island. He has always had a real love for birds, but in the past few years he has taken it up as a serious passion. To fuel this intense attraction to anything ornithological, he has curated a collection of over 70 bird books. These range from heavy-reading manuscripts to light-reading guides and many more novel-like personal experiences put to paper. He has also bought a camera, which he is finding is just as fun as pure birding. "I am so blessed to have a very supportive family, and Lord willing, I hope to continue birding for fun and perhaps birding for work the rest of my life."
Liam is an eighteen-year-old birder from Sharon, Massachusetts. He has loved getting out in nature for almost all of his life, and has gone through phases of trying to learn to identify almost all the different categories of flora and fauna. Although becoming interested in birds around age 8, he didn't become a diehard birder until around 2011 when he hit the ground running and hasn't stopped since. An avid eBirder since 2012; he loves knowing that all of his sightings are being used for science, as well as all the services that it provides for finding birds.
LIPTON current Vice President
Evan is a birder and photographer from Milton, Massachusetts. In addition to birding in Massachusetts and the rest of New England since he was 16, he has travelled to New Zealand and Australia. He has always been interested in all aspects of nature and has been drawing in pencil from a young age. He is also passionate about graphic design and teaching others about nature through leading walks, writing, and photography. His favorite aspect of the natural world is getting to know a place intimately, sitting in one spot for hours observing all of the creatures that utilize it.
Nathan is sixteen-years-old and lives in Ipswich, Massachusetts. He has only been birding since January 2014 but has been going out almost every day to further help his identification skills. He mostly goes birding around his home town on bike. These areas include Hamlin Reservation and Crane Beach where rarities can sometimes be found. He loves to photograph the birds and insects he comes upon. His first interests in wildlife were insects and reptiles but birds are the newest one, and as many people know, birding is quite addictive. He loves the "chase" aspect of it. He recently got a new camera which helps him identify birds that are far out to sea, as well as take photographs of land birds for the sake of the art.
Miles started birding at the age of 5 and began to further follow his interest a few years later as he learned more and more about the birds around him. With the addition of a mentor who shared the same passion for birds, he quickly expanded his birding horizons and continues to do so currently. He birds mainly in Essex County, visiting Parker River NWR and local patches around his home most often. With one published article in Bird Observer, Miles hopes to write again for the bimonthly journal. He enjoys birding in Maine often, whether it be in the boreal forest or the seabird colonies along the coast. Miles has watched and photographed birds in several states, and looks forward to more travel adventures and the birds that come with them.
Andy Eckerson is a fifteen-year-old birder who has followed in his older brothers steps in bird watching and is proud to be a member of the MYBC. Other than being a avid birder he enjoys watching the many other kinds of wildlife in his backyard and the surrounding habitats around his family's home. Ever since he and his three brothers started a local birding club he has enjoyed watching and exploring the unique life of all the birds that he may come upon. He has a passion to learn more about bird photography and videography. Last year, he won the “under eighteen” Massachusetts Audubon photo contest for bird photography. His favorite birding spots are his home, Plum Island, and Cuttyhunk Island.
Miles Goldenberg is a sixteen-year-old from Belmont, Massachusetts. Miles grew up on Cape Cod and has always loved nature, but he wasn’t introduced to birding until a school project in 7th grade. Photographing birds is a major interest for Miles. One of his photos was included in the 2015 Audubon Photography Contest Top 100, and another was featured in a photography book commemorating the 50th anniversary of Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge. His favorite places to bird include South Beach in Chatham and the Mount Auburn Cemetery. Miles has been lucky enough to bird all around the U.S., and he is looking forward to birding outside of the country as well! His favorite part of birding (aside from the birds) is the adventure of traveling to new places and exploring their diverse habitats.