American Birding Association – My Guest Blog

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.

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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My Column in the Chew Valley Gazette – Birding Tales

My Column in the Chew Valley Gazette – Birding Tales

I have been writing a column for my local newspaper, The Chew Valley Gazette. My column is called Birding Tales and it is great to know that lots of people who work for the BBC Natural History Unit and in the natural history field live in the Chew Valley, just south of Bristol, and read my column.

These are a couple of my recent columns:

November 2015

My Column was about birding in the UK and seeing my 450th species in the UK and is on Page 44 http://bit.ly/LboNOi

Black Stork, Sunken Island, East Yorkshire
Photograph taken by Young Birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig

September 2015

My column was about birding in Uganda and is on Page 9 http://bit.ly/1NfCxVu

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

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.

Buy My Book

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.

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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To find out more about working with me or to buy my book, please use the links below.

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Article on Swarovski Optik Blog

Article on Swarovski Optik Blog

As many of you will know from reading my blog, I have a pair of Swarovski Optik CL Companion 10 x 32 binoculars. They are perfect for me because they are so light, but still, give me the performance I need especially for world birding.

This summer, I used a harness strap whilst in East Africa, which worked really well distributing the weight and stopping me from getting binocular neck.

This is an article that was published on the Swarovski Optik blog, about my birding trip to East Africa and seeing my 4000th bird in the world.

http://aa.swarovskioptik.com/nature/blog/The_4000th_bird_of_Birdgirl_Mya_Rose Please can you post a comment if you like the article.

Young Birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig, with binocular harness, Mabamba Wetlands, Uganda
Photograph taken by and copyright Helena Craig

Young Birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig, with Swarovski Optik binoculars, Uganda
Photograph taken by and copyright Helena Craig

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.

Buy My Book

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.

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.

Find Out More

To find out more about working with me or to buy my book, please use the links below.

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RSPB Caingorms Nature Young Presenter of the Year Competition 2015

RSPB Caingorms Nature Young Presenter of the Year Competition 2015

Whilst I was in Uganda, I looked for opportunities for making a short film for the RSPB Young Presenter Competition 2015. I decided that Mountain Gorillas would be amazing if I could film them. However, I knew that it would be difficult to video these fantastic creatures.

Filming live was a lot more difficult than say filming an insect in the garden, as I was only able to do one take each time. Mostly I was having to talk quietly, as I didn’t want to disturb the animals. I could not plan what I was going to say, as I did not know what would happen on the day.

In the end, we had an unbelievable encounter with the Mountain Gorilla and saw all 15 in the group, with a few of them walking within an inch of me.

Here is my video:

Mountain Gorilla with 5 day old baby
Photograph taken by Young Birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig

Blackback Male Mountain Gorilla
Photograph taken by Young Birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig

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.

Buy My Book

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.

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.

Find Out More

To find out more about working with me or to buy my book, please use the links below.

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