By Lena Moser
As we prepare to usher in the New Year, the Maine Young Birders Club will be seeing a change in its leadership, as MYBC’s co-founder, Nathan Hall, will be stepping down as the club co-coordinator.
MYBC would like to take a moment to thank Nathan for his dedication, hard work, and steadfast commitment to the club and its mission to get more youth out birding. Nathan contributed greatly towards shaping the club’s vision, our concrete goals, financial plan, and legal details. Without Nathan’s persistence and numerous contributions, this club would unlikely have come into being.
Nathan, thank you for all the hard work you did to co-found this club. From all of us at MYBC: best of wishes to you in your future endeavors!
Stepping in as co-coordinator of MYBC will be Seth Davis, and we are excited to have him join our cause. Seth serves on the Board of Directors at York County Audubon, and many of you have already met Seth when he joined us on our outings to Florida Lake and Mount Agamenticus/Center for Wildlife. A little bit about Seth:
Seth grew up in Oregon spending much of his time outdoors in the woods behind his house. Having always had a curiosity about nature and biology, Seth pursued a career in science, and he is now a post-doctoral research associate in the Department of Neuroscience at the University of New England. Seth’s spark for birding came while hiking at a reservoir near his apartment in Colorado and seeing a Mountain Bluebird for the first time. It was at this point that he recognized there was far more to the world of birds than the sparrows and finches that frequented his feeders!
Since moving to Maine in 2015, Seth has been active in the birding community and hopes to share his love of birds and nature with others. MYBC is the perfect opportunity to do so, and Seth is eager to serve as co-coordinator of the club. He is looking forward to sharing his abundant passion for birding with the young members of Maine’s proud birding community.
Seth’s favorite birds: Magnolia Warbler, Wood Duck, Common Loon, Snowy Owl