Young Birder – Luca Usieto
Photos and text by Stefan Rust
(In terms of the Geneva Convention the copyright of these texts belongs to Stefan Rust)
It was obvious that Luca was very excited about having had these big birds as visitors to his bird feeding station. Some of the readers might remember Luca. Being seven years old, he is the youngest person having received a Bird & Birder Friendly Award from BirdsConTour for his and his families input in bird conservation. This happened in June this year (article no. 94 “Youngest Bird & Birder Friendly Awardee” in Birds in Words under www.birdscontour.blogspot.com).
Hopefully by beginning of next year things will be sorted to accommodate Luca in the Young Birder project.
The idea for the Young Birder project was born out of the realization that there is a continuing quest by children to know more about birds and the way they live. Hence Young Birders, which has the goal to encourage birding enthusiasts of the future on a long and exciting quest to learn more about the fascinating birdlife. Young Birders project is for all children, whether they live in a city, a town or in a rural area, and I hope many more children, because all children have enquiring minds, will join Young Birders and take up one of the most popular and rewarding pastimes.