Imagine stepping to the edge of the nest and taking an initial flight into the wider world of birds.
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology offers such an opportunity to high-school-age bird-watchers each year. With its Young Birders Event, the lab gives fledgling birders a full experience of ornithology and provides important networking possibilities for students looking to build a career studying birds. See a video from last year's event below:
This year's event takes places July 10-13 in Ithaca, New York. The competitive application process remains open until March 15. For more information, click here.
The early birder gets the career in ornithology.