Friends of Youth and Nature: Birding Contest – Now until July 31

Birds of a feather flock together, as they say, and what better outdoor activity is there than bird watching in your backyard, or on your nearby public lands? Birds are everywhere, but we often don’t take the time to learn about them. Friends of Youth and Nature wants to encourage you to learn more about local bird species and start your bird list by offering a chance to win one of three pairs of Celestron or Vortex binoculars as motivation. The age categories for winners are: 5-9, 10-14, and 15-19 years old.

How do you enter?  Visit our website at and download the bird identification worksheet, or contact FOYAN at or 970-901-1459 with your mailing address for a hard copy. When you complete your bird identification worksheet, take a picture of it and email it to by July 31. Be sure to include your name, age, and the details you have recorded about your birding experience. You can also mail it to FOYAN at P.O. Box 634, Hotchkiss, CO 81419 by that date. FOYAN will draw one name for each age category on August first and arrange for you to pick up your new binoculars!