Western Field Ornithologists is pleased to announce the availability of a youth scholarship for the Birding the Central Sierra field trip to be held June 20–28, 2016.

The scholarship is open to youths between the ages of 16 and 21. Join leaders Jon Dunn, Lena Hayashi, Ed Pandolfino, and Dave Quady for an eight-day trip to enjoy the amazing variety of birds breeding in the Central Sierra Nevada. The field trip will visit the many diverse habitats of the region looking and listening for Sierra specialties. In addition, during the field trip the group will use their observations to address a number of questions about under-studied aspects of the status and distribution of Sierra birds.

For further details about the scholarship, please download the scholarship application. The application deadline is January 20, 2016, so don't delay, send in your application today!

WFO occasionally provides competitive scholarships to help young people who are interested in field ornithology attend birding trips or conferences. The Pasadena Audubon/WFO Youth Scholarship Fund was created to honor the memory of Mike San Miguel, a key contributor to and beloved friend of Pasadena Audubon and WFO. Applicants must be members of Western Field Ornithologists and residents of western North America.

All students in Grades 6 through 12, who attend our conferences, automatically receive a scholarship waiver of the $95 conference registration fee.

The funds for our scholarships have been generously donated by:

  • Pasadena Audubon Society – Primary Sponsor
  • Sierra Foothills Audubon Society, CA (2015)
  • WFO Members


WFO Billings, Montana conference scholarship recipients (left to right, back row first):
Wyatt Egelhoff (NM), Tyler Hartlauer (WA), Elisa Yang (CA), Isaac Denzer (OR),
Austin Young (ID), Ryan Andrews (CA)