Jr. Birder Program
The Jr. Birder program was established to engage our youth with a rewarding activity and help young people connect with nature. Participants have the opportunity to not only learn birdwatching skills, but more importantly gain a better knowledge and appreciation of the world around them. Carol Pettys was instrumental in founding the program for our chapter and Jim and MaryJo Campbell now organize the hikes. Participants learn so much more than how to identify birds. Other EAS members assist on hikes and lend their advice to help enrich the overall experience.
The program is open to all interested boys and girls, ages 8-18. The group meets 4-6 times each year for a hike at a local birding hotspot. Hikes are usually 1-2 hours long. Binoculars are available for use on each hike. Free membership.
To learn more or to follow all the Jr. Birder activities you can join us on facebook.
If interested in joining, contact Jim at: or at 867-6231. Or contact Don at:
The EAS Jr. Birders are sponsored by Wild Birds Unlimited and have graciously been supported by Eagle Optics.