BirdGuides Youth Scholarship Scheme

The Cameron Bespolka Trust is delighted to announce a new collaboration with, Britain’s leading bird news information service and website.

The new ‘BirdGuides Youth Scholarship’ scheme will allow three young birders (aged 12-18) from across Britain and Ireland access to a year's free BirdGuides Ultimate subscription – a package that includes a free Birdwatch magazine subscription worth over £50. Young Ambassador, Elliot Montieth, has been in talks with BirdGuides to help develop this fabulous opportunity.

We are generally at our most enthusiastic in our youth with a desire to learn new things, and if you are a young birder, spot new species of birds. Live bird news allows birders to keep track of sightings around Britain, Ireland and beyond, giving them instant information when influxes, strong migration or falls occur, while also delivering news of major new rarities. This in turn gives birders a great idea of what to look out for when out on patch or further afield.

Young Ambassador, Elliot Montieth, has been in talks with BirdGuides to help develop this fabulous opportunity.

At a time where supporting today's youth is as vital as ever, this new scheme aims to provide keen young birders, who do not currently have access to bird news, develop a keen interest in migration and rarities and to be able to keep abreast of the daily happenings around our isles. Three young birders will be selected by a panel of members from both the Cameron Bespolka Trust and BirdGuides. 

If you are a young birder, or know of one, aged between 12 and 18 who might be interested, regardless of birding experience, and would greatly benefit from a year's free subscription, please email with your name, age, address and mobile number. In addition to this, we’d like to hear whether or not you currently have or have had a membership to a bird news server. We would also like a brief introduction to your birding experience (100 words).

Closing date
The closing date for applications is 1st October 2019. Applicants will be contacted within 2 weeks following the deadline.

The new scheme will allow three young birders the opportunity to access bird news and receive a complimentary subscription to Birdwatch magazine. Photo: Elliot Montieth.


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