In Carlisle, Pennsylvania, this past September (2017), the Pennsylvania Society of Ornithology held their annual conference. Birding Magazine’s Ted Floyd was the keynote speaker and also assisted on the field trips. A variety of field trips were enjoyed by attendees, and PSO members tallied great birds, including a nearby long-staying vagrant Roseate Spoonbill, a variety of autumn warbler species, and a nice nocturnal flight of songbirds the first evening of the conference. Among the many friends gathered were three students: Josh McCoy, Paul Heteran, and Carl Engstrom. Rockjumper was honoured to support PSO and its dedicated young birders by providing these 3 Youth Birder Scholarships. We look forward to seeing what’s ahead for these bright young birders!
Author: George Armisteadhttps://www.rockjumperbirding.com/about/the-guides/george-armistead
George Armistead is chief network officer at Rockjumper and focused on partnerships, promotion and managing the Rockjumper Bird Conservation Fund. A birder since the age of 9 years old, he has a long history of connecting people with nature through ecotourism and expedition travel. A professional wildlife guide with 20 years of experience, George has led trips to all seven continents. From 2012 to August of 2016, he developed, managed and marketed events for the American Birding Association, served on the ABA’s Recording Standards and Ethics Committee, and was an instructor at ABA young birder camps.