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Welcome to the Next Generation Birders Blog, a place where a range of talented young birders will be posting their views on birds, birding and related activities.
NGB is made up of a community of birders between the ages of 13-25. Its formation stemmed from a thriving facebook group of young birders set up in 2011 which quickly formed friendships, bridged birding gaps and increased the avian knowledge of all those involved tenfold.
Looking enviously at our friends across the pond with their Young Birder section of the American Birding Association, we decided to take matters into our own hands and create an organisation catering for serious young birders, a demographic we feel is largely neglected by the wildlife NGOs.
Our aim was to build NGB into an organisation to support, promote and encourage young birders and the skills associated with birding, thus contributing to ornithology as a science, and birding as a hobby. We are, after all, the future of the pastime we love!
NGB took off in September 2013; we have an elected committee to develop this exciting moment within British birding, a burgeoning official Facebook page, a very active Twitter feed and a fantastic member base, brimming with enthusiasm and brilliant ideas. We are progressing with the expansion of the group to benefit our members, and have various ideas for how we can do this, but we need more voices!
If you are interested in joining NGB, to benefit from the multitude of networking opportunities, chances to make new friends who share the same incurable interest and to broaden your bird-brimmed horizons, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a membership form or to inquire further.
-Our Twitter feed can be found here, we follow back!: https://twitter.com/NGBirders
-Upon joining NGB, you can become part of our official Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/386321508160072/
Thank you for reading,
The NGB Committee