Evan Dalton

Director, Manomet Observatory

Building connections with nature begins at a young age.

The global community of birders is diverse and growing incredibly fast, with people of all ages and backgrounds discovering birding in recent years. But often, younger birders feel alone in their hobby and wish to connect with their peers.

Some young people who have an untapped passion for birds and nature don’t have regular access to the outdoors or don’t have friends and mentors that can share knowledge and enthusiasm about birding. With a guiding principle of ‘birding is for everyone,’ the MYBC aims to provide a place for young people of all backgrounds to discover and share a new passion alongside a community of their peers. (Header image: Blackpoll Warbler. Credit: Ian Davies.)