Top 10 Tips on How to be a Birder

 

A Young Birder’s Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig at Chew Valley Lake
Photograph taken by and copyright Oliver Edwards Photography

Last year I was interviewed by Ben Hoare, the features editor at BBC Wildlife Magazine, for an article in BBC Countryfile Magazine. I met Ben at Chew Valley Lake at the beautiful Woodford Lodge. We had an amazing time chatting about birds and anything else that came up. We were chatting so much that we ended up being there for a couple of hours. I had loads of fun, really enjoying my first proper interview! So much that I forgot all about the tape recorder.

Young Birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig at Chew Valley Ringing Station
Photograph taken by and copyright Oliver Edwards Photography

 

A few weeks later, I met Oliver Edwards a photographer from Bristol, at the Chew Valley Ringing Station. Oliver took lots of photographs of me at the ringing station and around the lake, which I also really enjoyed. It did not take long for me to get over any slight shyness! He was an amazing photographer and I love having so many cool photographs of my birding and ringing.

 


Young Birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig at Chew Valley Lake
Photograph taken by and copyright Oliver Edwards Photography

Interview with a Young Birder

The interview was published in the September 2014 edition of BBC Countryfile Magazine. In it, I explained why I thought birds were cool and why birding is brilliant fun for children and adults to take part in. There was even a mention of my interview on the front page which was amazing.

As well as the magazine interview, there was also an online article by me, where I shared my top ten tips for bird watching beginners http://bit.ly/1zhu2D8.

Young Birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig at Chew Valley Lake
Photograph taken by and copyright Oliver Edwards Photography

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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