Rosie Johnson is the winner of the Cameron Bespolka scholarship 2023 for the Cornell Young Birders weekend. She will travel to Ithaca, New York next year to participate with other young ornithologists from the US and all over the world. Congratulations!

Rosie Johnson’s winning entry about Peregrine Falcons

Winners at Global Birdfair 2023

Esther Rumsey won the Cornell Scholarship in 2022 and will be travelling to New York in July 2024. Read the report

 “Birds and the natural world mean a lot to me so I feel very privileged to have this opportunity to support my future in conserving birds and nature.” 

Esther Rumsey, Cameron Bespolka Scholarship winner


What previous winners thought of attending the Cornell Bird Event


Amy Hall
Amy Hall
Winner 2016

"These people were so friendly and passionate, and I am proud to call them my friends. I still receive emails from them and hope to see them again someday. "

Amy's report »

Max Hellicar
Max Hellicar
Winner 2017

"The Cornell Young Birders' Event 2017 was absolutely amazing. It was a privilege to learn so much from those at the top of the profession which I hope to go into."

Max's report »

Elliot Montieth
Elliot Montieth
Winner 2018

"What an incredible experience it was... this once in a lifetime trip really has opened my eyes and given me a massive boost of determination as well as clarifying what I want to do with my life."

Elliot's report »

Alex Chapman
Alex Chapman
Winner 2019

"To say I am grateful would be an understatement. Only now has it hit me just how amazing the event, the people involved and the place were"

Alex's report »