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African Young Birder of the Week - 19 January 2024

We are proud to announce our next African Young Birder of the week for 2024.

This feature aims to showcase content from each of the featured birders, allowing us to celebrate young birding talent across the continent. Please share this post to spread the word about these amazing birders!

This feature is always done in proud collaboration with Young Wildlife Photographers of Southern Africa.

This week's Young Birder of the Week is Tyler Wood.

We asked him 6 questions to get to know him better.

Where are you from? Johannesburg, South Africa

How old are you? 12 years old

How long have you been birding? Always, but not very intense but started ‘proper’ birding in January.

Do you keep a life list? Yes, I do and it’s on 324.

What's your favorite bird/s? I don't have one, there are way too many birds to choose from.

What makes birding so awesome? Being in the outdoors and spending time with amazing people doing things that I love.

Click here to follow Tyler on Instagram (@tyler_wood_photography). Keep scrolling to see five of our favorite photos from Tyler's Instagram profile.

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We selected five of our favorite photos from Tyler's Instagram profile. Comment on the post and tell us your favorite of the five images.

Juvenile Bateleur with a terrapin kill, Kruger National Park
Leopard, Pilanesberg National Park
Lilac-breasted Roller, Moremi Game Reserve

Black-throated Wattle-eye, Ngwenya Lodge Kruger National Park

Grey Heron, Marievale Bird Sanctuary

White-backed vulture

Click here to follow Tyler on Instagram (@tyler_wood_photography).

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Must be that leopard. Close second the Wattle-eye. Well done Tyler!

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