Photography provided by Fyn Kynd, Ryan Roseen, Fleur Hopper, Nathan Hall, Lena Moser, Seth Davis, Marion Sprague, and others.  Credits for photography are given wherever possible.

The Maine Young Birders Club serves to connect youth who are interested in the natural world to one another and also to the people and the wild places around the state that will inspire them to a life of enjoyment, appreciation, and conservation of Maine’s lands and waters, as well as the flora and fauna that depend on them.


Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide a safe environment for youth in Maine to experience the wonder of birds and nature with other teens through birding-related events and activities and to promote engagement with our natural world by empowering young Maine residents to study and enjoy birds and birding.  

Photo by Ryan Roseen

Photo by Ryan Roseen

Time in nature is not leisure time; it’s an essential investment in our children’s health (and also, by the way, in our own).

— Richard Louv, Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder


  1. To foster an interest in birding among young people in Maine.

  2. To offer a fun and safe community for young birders in Maine.

  3. To provide positive role models and the safest possible environment for MYBC events.

  4. To foster nature education and appreciation.  (a) To build young people's' knowledge and skills through dynamic and interactive birding-based educational programs, activities, and events. (b) To further awareness of conservation issues affecting Maine birds.

  5. To offer and maintain a website ( and a discussion group (via Facebook or other site) to facilitate communication among Maine young birders.

  6. To publish a quarterly club newsletter.

  7. To cultivate youth members’ interest in potential career options related to birds, the natural sciences, and conservation.

  8. To build partnerships and foster relationships with other nature and birding groups in Maine and the U.S., thereby strengthening our collective web of support.

  9. To develop and share best practices in birding experiences and education.

  10. To have fun!
Photo by Ryan Roseen

Photo by Ryan Roseen

Photo by Ryan Roseen

Photo by Ryan Roseen