RFI - Young Birders in Brisbane

To: Judith Hoyle <>, Birding-Aus <>
Subject: RFI - Young Birders in Brisbane
From: Joshua Bergmark <>
Date: Fri, 7 Feb 2014 10:52:23 +1100
Hi Judith and BA

Myself and a few others have been trying to do something along those lines
for a few years now, however at the moment the Australian Young Birders (or
AUYB) group consists of only 16 people between the ages of 15 and 20
Australia-wide. Unfortunately the only way we could really get it to work
was to make a private Facebook group, which of course creates access issues
for any younger birders who don't have their own Facebook account! I'm
friends with a group of British Birders too who just last year turned their
Young Birders FB Group into a full-on organisation, now with a newsletter
and a few hundred members, but unfortunately in Australia teenage
birdwatchers are sparsely distributed!

If anyone is a, or knows of any, young birdwatchers in Australia, feel free
to get them to contact me  and I can add them to
the group or put them in touch with other like-minded people in their area.

Joshua Bergmark (18.y.o)

On Friday, 7 February 2014, Judith Hoyle <> wrote:

> Good morning Birding Ausers,
> I have had an enquiry from a family
> in Brisbane.  They have a 12 year old son who is interested in birding
> and they were wondering if we had a group for young bird watchers in
> Brisbane.  I  have met a father and son team on a couple of occasions at
>  wader roost but do not know their names.  Also, I assume that there are
>  more than a few birders in that age group and we would be interested in
>  connecting them together.  It would be lovely to be able to foster a
> love of birds in our younger people but so often, unlike in the UK,
> they feel very isolated.
> So if anyone has children in the 10 -
> 14/15 age bracket living in and around Brisbane that may be interested
> in getting together with similar minded peers we would love to hear from
>  you!
> Kind regards
> Judith
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