About the Club
Our mission is to create and empower a sustainable community of young birders (12-20 years old) in Massachusetts. Our purpose is to guide youth in building their understanding and love of birds and nature.
Birdwatching has fostered connections to the outdoors for generations, but today, younger birders are scarce in birdwatching circles. Testimonials from young birders reveal a common theme: feelings of isolation and a wish to know other young birders. Many other young people also have an untapped passion for birds and nature, do not have regular access to the outdoors, or don't have friends and mentors that can share knowledge, enthusiasm, and creativity for birding.
The Massachusetts Young Birders Club was created for young birders to connect, and for young people of all backgrounds who haven't birded before to discover a new passion alongside a community of their peers. This Club is run by its members with the support of near-peer mentors. The community provides inclusive opportunities to lead, to build knowledge about birds and nature, and to form connections and a sense of stewardship to the land around us. Our primary tenet is simple: birding is for everyone.
We are currently recruiting Club members and bird walk guides!
Our hope is that Club members will eventually have the largest say in how the club is run, what kind of events we hold, etc. This is a club by young birders for young birders.