Kansas City, Mo. – Marky Mutchler of Liberty was recently named the 2015 Outstanding Young Birder of the Year by the American Birding Association. A sophomore at Liberty North High School, Marky topped a national field in a birding and conservation contest for youth ages 14-18.
The contest requires entrants to show their skills at keeping a field notebook, conservation and community leadership, illustration, writing and photography. Combined scores for all categories determine the winner.