Two years ago I joined Young Birder of The Year 2018 for the first time in the Junior Category. I am very happy with the result so this year I decided to participate in Senior Category. I have registered for 3 modules, 2 major (field journal and community leadership) and 1 minor (photography).
My main focus for this year is my Community Leadership Project. I continue to organize a birdwatching for children (namely #AmatiJakarta or #ObservingJakarta, my community leadership project I initiated for YBY 2018). This year I decided to organize birdwatching to Rambut Island.
The island is my favourite birding place in Jakarta. I have visited the island every year since 2014 with Jakarta Bird Walk community. Last year I came back to the island with my scout group. My friends were amazed with the wild life they encountered. We did beach clean-up afterward and we felt very upset seeing so many trash along the coast. Our effort did not seem to make any difference.
I wonder where all those trash came from because Rambut island is uninhabited. For sure it washed away from the surrounding islands. I did some desk study and created a vlog to present the result and tell the story to the general public. I submitted the video for the Maritime Vlog Festival 2018 and won second place.
I felt the urgency to go further beyond vlog. Hence through my community project I aimed to raise awareness of the richness of waterbirds in Rambut Island and influence people to reduce their waste that destroying the habitat of waterbirds. I put so much effort into the project. I spent almost two months to prepare and complete the project. As the consequence I did not have much time to do birding myself.
I was so relief when the project is over with sound and safe. It was such a big responsibility for me. I learned so much life skill through out the project. I am so fortunate to have my mother as a mentor for the project as well as adult supervisor for the trips. I also received many supports from institutions and individuals that make this project possible.
Last Wednesday (19/02/2020) the American Birding Association has announced the results of the 2020 Young Birder of the Year program. View a complete list of the 2020 Young Birder of the Year Contest results here, including winners of each module.
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