The ABA is exceptionally proud of the two young birders chosen to wave the organization's banner in 2013 as the ABA Young Birders of the Year. Both Ioana Seritan and Eric Hughes bring enthusiasm and skills beyond their years to the continental birding community and it's fantastic to see them with the opportunity to flourish thanks to the ABA and our sponsor Leica.
Both Ioana and Eric have written about their own paths to becoming birders and their experiences in the Young Birder of the Year contest at The Eyrie, the ABA's Young Birder Blog, and if you're in need of a little inspiration I encourage you to check out what these kyoung birders are saying.
And don't forget that Ioana is a featured speaker at the second Mid-Atlantic Young Birder Conference in Hockessin, Delaware, this September. Don't miss it!