Weston's bird & nature photography

I am a 15 year old passionate birder who is competing in the 2021 ABA Young Birder of the Year contest. I love photographing the birds I see as well as nature in general and am working toward purchasing better equipment to take my photography to the next level. I hope to purchase a used Nikon D500 DSLR and 200-500mm f/5.6 lens, a longtime "dream camera" of mine. 

I became fascinated with birds around the age of six and haven't looked back since. I am an active member of the Maine Young Birders Club, frequently participate in field trips with my local Audubon chapter, and received a scholarship to attend the  National Audubon Society's Hog Island young birders camp in 2019. 
During the 2019 Young Birder of the Year contest I placed second in the Illustration module, and for the 2021 contest I am entering in the Photography, Illustration, and Field Notebook modules. Over the years my photography skills have grown significantly and after teaching myself to shoot in Manual mode, I have pretty much pushed my current camera (Nikon Coolpix P900) to its limit and decided to step up a notch by purchasing a professional-quality DSLR and lens.

I want to give a HUGE thank you in advance to anyone that would like to support me and my passion for birding and photography by contributing to this fundraiser. I couldn't do it without you!


  • Gary Jarvis 
    • $50 
    • 5 mos
  • Raija Suomela 
    • $25 
    • 7 mos
  • Sue Brume 
    • $25 
    • 11 mos
  • Renee Salcido 
    • $50 
    • 11 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 11 mos
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Monique Barker 
Topsham, ME
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