The rise of millennial, urban-dwelling birders
Data-savvy 20-somethings and braying "birder bros" are quickly gamifying a pastime once defined by notebooks and Tilley hats Ian Harland, a 16-year-old birding enthusiast, snapped this Gray Jay flying into the hand of his brother on a trail near Vancouver It was evening on a Thursday and Nolan Pelland, a 22-year-old health food store manager, was waking from a power nap after a long day. Bleary-eyed, he instinctively reached for his phone to check his email, when the ping of a text message roused him to full consciousness.
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