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

Open Mic: On Being the Youngest to 4000 Species

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 Author

Hi, I’m Dr. Mya-Rose Craig. I am a 19-year-old prominent British-Bangladeshi ornithologist, environmentalist, diversity activist as well as an author, speaker and broadcaster. At age 11 I started the popular blog Birdgirl, and at age 17 I became the youngest person to see half of the birds in the world.

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Lyrical, poignant and insightful.’ - Margaret Atwood

This is my story; a journey defined by my love for these extraordinary creatures. Because large or small, brown, patterned or jewelled, there is something about birds that makes us, even for just moments at a time, lift our eyes away from our lives and up to the skies.

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