Young birder Liron and I are featured in the new ABA Magazine!

Liron Gerstman and I were featured in the new issue of the ABA's December 2019 Birding Magazine. As more and more birders are picking up cameras I was really happy to see bird photography featured so prominently in the latest issue. It adds a whole other level to the birding experience and helps to create lasting memories one can look back fondly on. Bird photography can also do wonders to help promote bird conservation. Liron Gertsman talks about how he uses it to bring awareness over conservation plights. A picture really can tell a thousand words and no better way to get people feeling engaged about something than to see it; reading about it just doesn't do the trick.

Anyways there has been sometimes a divide between birders and photographers and it is nice to see bird photographers given respect and acceptance. Bird photography is not going away and it is nice when we can promote ethical photography and help bridge the gap between the old and the new.

Here is the original image they used. I took it in Dec 2018 in Mission.

Adult Bald Eagle in Mission, BC (Dec, 4, 2018) - Photo: Melissa Hafting


  1. That issue just showed up in my mailbox today. I'm looking forward to reading it!

  2. This is fantastic! So great that you are being recognized for your photography as well as your advocacy. I have the digital edition (which I fail to open every month), so I appreciate you letting us lazy readers know about this!

  3. Congratulations to you both! Great tips too!

  4. This was a great article, learnt quite a bit as a new photographer! Beautiful photo as well.


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