Wednesday, 11 November 2015

American Birding Association - My Guest Blog


On 10 November 2015, The American Birding Association published a guest blog by me about my summer trip to Uganda, Rwanda and Kenya

http://blog.aba.org/2015/11/open-mic-on-being-the-youngest-to-4000-species.html

I wrote about seeing Shoebill, Green-breasted Pitta and Red-throated Tit, my 4000th bird in the world.


Shoebill, Mabamba Wetland, Uganda
Photograph taken by and copyright Young Birder Mya-Rose Craig



Green-breasted Pitta, Uganda
Photograph taken by and copyright Young Birder Mya-Rose Craig


Zebra, Nairobi NP, Kenya
Photograph taken by and copyright Young Birder Mya-Rose Craig



Young Birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig taking a photo of a Red-throated Tit, Kenya
Photograph taken by and copyright Helena Craig


Red-throated Tit, Swaro Plains, Kenya
Photograph taken by and copyright 
Young Birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig 


Black Rhino, Kenya
Photograph taken by and copyright Young Birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig 

As well as this, I wrote about seeing Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, the highlight of my trip.



Mountain Gorilla, Uganda
Photograph taken by and copyright Young Birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig 

Mountain Gorilla and Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig, Uganda
Photograph taken by and copyright Helena Craig
A few days later, American birding legend, Debi Love Shearwater, got in contact with me and invited me to join her Facebook page, World Girl Birders, after someone had put a link to my blog post on the page.  I couldn't join as I don't have my own Facebook account, but it was fantastic to hear from her.

Also on the Audubon Magazine website, there is an article about me, which I am very proud of:

https://www.audubon.org/news/the-little-twitcher-who-could



About the Writer



Young Birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig on Scilly
Photograph taken by and copyright Chris Craig



Mya-Rose Craig is a 13 year old young birder, naturalist, conservationist, environmentalist, writer and speaker. She is based near Bristol and writes the successful Birdgirl Blog, with posts about birding and conservation from around the world. She loved seeing Mountain Gorillas in East Africa and is looking forward to watching Penguins in Antarctica in December 2015, which will be her 7th continent. 



Mya-Rose is a Bristol European Green Capital 2015 Ambassador along with Kevin McCloud, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Tony Juniper, Simon King, Miranda Krestovnikoff and Shaun the Sheep! See the full list of Bristol 2015 Ambassadors. She has also been listed with the singer songwriter George Ezra and actress Maisie Williams from Game of Thrones as one of Bristol's most influential young people. Please like her Birdgirl Facebook Page and follow her on Birdgirl Twitter












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