Thursday, March 01, 2007

Birding Prodigy

On March 5, Hamilton, Ontario, birder Owen Novoselac (pictured here) will be presented with the Ross Thompson Trophy of the Hamilton Naturalist's Club's Bird Study Group, a “prestigious annual award [that] goes to the young birder under 18 who has spotted the most birds in a calendar year.” Own, who is just 8 and has been interested in birds since the age of 3, “is the youngest recipient in the award’s 69-year-history.” The article contains no mention of the number of birds that young Owen tallied last year, but 40 past-winners of the trophy reported an average of 219.5 species (range 108-274).

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