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The Birdgirl Mya-Rose

Januar 14 2014 by Editorial Team | Category: Bird watching

The Birdgirl Mya-Rose
  • The Birdgirl Mya-Rose The birdgirl with her CL Companion at Mount Hypipamee, North Queensland, Australia.
  • The Birdgirl Mya-Rose Mya-Rose birding at Machu Picchu, Peru.
  • The Birdgirl Mya-Rose Mya-Rose’s 3000th bird species: the beautiful Regent Bowerbird.
  • The Birdgirl Mya-Rose Humpback whales and …
  • The Birdgirl Mya-Rose Humpback Dolphins are on her list as well.

Mya-Rose “Birdgirl” Craig is a rarity.  In the BBC Four documentary “Twitchers: A Very British Obsession” a delightful 7 year old Mya-Rose was seen birding around the UK with her parents.  Now aged 11 years old, Mya-Rose is still an avid birder both at home and abroad.

In spring 2012 the family left for a 6 month birding trip to South America, birding in Colombia, Bolivia and Peru.  Before the trip, Mya-Rose’s parents surprised her with a pair of SWAROVSKI OPTIK CL Companion 10x30 B.  The binoculars were an immediate hit and she is never in the field without them.  Trying to pick up skulky species like Antpittas and Tapaculos requires concentration and top quality binoculars, which for Mya-Rose also need to be as light as possible.  At a mere 515g, her CL Companions are the perfect weight as well as being small enough to fit into her hands comfortably.

“We had a fantastic trip around South America, visiting unforgettable places like the Amazon, the Andes and Machu Picchu.  Having my Swarovski Companions made it easier to bird as they a have good field of vision, are light and are a good shape.”

In Peru, disaster struck when Mya-Rose fell over in the Andes and smashed her binoculars against rocks.  She was devastated until Swarovski came to the rescue and fixed them without any charge or fuss.  Mya-Rose said “I was so happy and relieved that Swarovski were able to fix my binoculars, as they mean so much to me.  I am going to be a customer for life!”

Mya-Rose has recently returned from a summer birding trip to Queensland, Australia.  Early in her trip she saw her 3,000th bird species in the world, the beautiful Regent Bowerbird, at Lamington National Park just south of Brisbane.  She also encountered some friendly Crimson Rosella here.

“My Swarovski Companions were great in Australia for birding and also watching wildlife.  I was over the moon to see my 3000th bird species.  As well as hundreds of different bird species, we saw Humpback Whales, Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphins, Duck-billed Platypus, Koala and lots of Wallaby and Kangaroo species. I am not sure where we are going next but a trip to Antarctica would be awesome; my seventh continent!  What I am sure of is that wherever we go, my Swarokski’s will be the first thing I pack.” Mya-Rose

Visit also Mya-Rose’s blog and Facebook page!

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777 comments

Martin Hickman

Posted on März 15, 2017, 13:24

Recently re-watched the original Twitchers a very British Obsession and wondered what happened to Mya. didn't take long to do q search to see that she is still enjoying her wildlife activities. Well done indeed.

Jon Ellis

Posted on Januar 27, 2015, 17:58

Wow! 3,000 birds, what an achievement. Well done Mya.

afreena

Posted on April 26, 2014, 11:23

ahh well done mya so proud of you and keep up the good work (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧*:・゚✧

Rumena akhter quraishi

Posted on April 22, 2014, 20:00

Very good work.keep it up.

L Choudhury

Posted on April 20, 2014, 16:14

Well done Mya for seeing your 3,000th bird species and for travelling to widely. I can imagine that it must be really hard work and look forward to hearing about your future travels and birds. Also great blog, with some really interesting posts and photos.

Rebekka Choudhury

Posted on April 20, 2014, 16:10

It's great to see how much you have travelled. I am very jealous, so keep it up and the wonderful bird watching.

Sadia Chowdhury

Posted on April 20, 2014, 16:02

Love this article and photos. Mya, been reading your blog and your last one about Desh and Spoon-bill sandpiper was brilliant. It's so surprising that many of us know so little about our country. Well done.

LilyChoudhury

Posted on April 20, 2014, 15:50

All your travels sound so amazing and exciting, I hope you do get to go to Antarctica, look forward to hearing about your adventures there

David Wood

Posted on April 15, 2014, 12:36

Well done for keeping up your enthusiasm Mya. It was a pleasure to spend a pelagic with you in Lima - I was impressed by your dedication and the strength of your stomach! The natural world will need lots of people to support it in the decades ahead, and I'm sure you'll be an important part of that.

Dave Buckingham

Posted on April 09, 2014, 19:21

Hi Mya Your blog on what the Bangla conservationists are doing for spoon-billed sandpipers is great ! It's really interesting to hear more about what they are doing from your own personal perspective. This sort of publicity is ever so useful in drawing attention to a great team of conservationists and their work on an extremely urgent conservation problem. Looking forwards to seeing more of your articles! All the best Dave Buckingham - Oriental Bird Club Conservation Committee (& RSPB during office hours)

Ibrahim Ahmed

Posted on April 03, 2014, 23:12

I saw the recording of you on the ITV West news and thought you came across really well and were so photogenic. You should be really proud of yourself.

Jolil Miah

Posted on April 03, 2014, 23:11

Brilliant well written blog. I have really enjoyed reading it. Well done.

Shaheda Jolil

Posted on April 03, 2014, 23:10

Your binoculars look fantastic and I'm sure they are very special to you. You are a very lucky girl to have them, but I know that you appreciate them and have sacrificed other things that your friends and cousins have like an x-box, TV, laptop or play station 3.

Naeem Choudhury

Posted on April 03, 2014, 23:09

I'm sure your travel has taught you a lot. I bet your geography is ace. Most 11 year olds would have no idea where Ghana and Bolivia are.

Julie Ali

Posted on April 03, 2014, 23:08

What a beautiful star you are. I am sure you will be on TV again before long.

Shumel Ali

Posted on April 03, 2014, 23:06

Fantastic for Swarovski to be writing this article and highlighting Birdgirl's achievements. I found it fascinating, as did clearly the media, as far and wide as America and Australia. Amazing!

Jasia Sheikh

Posted on April 03, 2014, 23:05

Fantastic achievement and I'm looking forward to hearing about the next 2,400 birds to take you to your target of 5,400 - half the world's birds. What a great thing for your 'Bucket List'

Tania Chowdhury

Posted on April 03, 2014, 23:04

I think the next thing to do is to put "The Song of Birdgirl" to music and sing along with a guitar. I'm waiting to see it on You Tube!

S Chowdhury

Posted on April 03, 2014, 23:02

What an cool tale you can tell. 3000 birds and you are not even 12.

Joynal Chowdhury

Posted on April 03, 2014, 23:01

I really liked your first newspaper column. What an amazing opportunity! I liked the bit where you say that the granddad thought he was going to spend quality time with his grandson, but ended up driving him around the country instead! You obviously know what you are writing about and can entertain at the same time.

Shumon Haque

Posted on April 03, 2014, 23:00

Birdgirl, you were fab in your TV interview. Absolutely brilliant.

Tina Haque

Posted on April 03, 2014, 22:59

Well done Swarovski for writing this article and highlighting what Mya has done. It has been an eye opener even for those who know her.

Roshon Haque

Posted on April 03, 2014, 22:58

I love this article. Also Mya, I've enjoyed your blog - carry on with writing the blog and your poetry.

Aziz Haque

Posted on April 03, 2014, 22:57

Where are you going next? It would be great if you did more birding in Bangladesh. I'd like to know about the birds there, but know very few.

Pamiah Jaigidar

Posted on April 03, 2014, 22:56

I'm really interested in knowing how your travel and birding have improved your school work, as I am positive that it would have done. Geography, biology, Spanish...the list is endless.

Laila Sheeba Khan

Posted on April 03, 2014, 22:54

So exciting for you, with all the TV, radio and media coverage.

Joy Mendoza

Posted on April 03, 2014, 22:34

Brilliant, to see 3,000 birds.

Kevin Mendoza

Posted on April 03, 2014, 22:33

I saw the article about you in the Daily Mail and really enjoyed it. I particularly liked your baby photos with Ayesha in them.

Alan Teasdale

Posted on April 03, 2014, 22:31

I am sure all your travelling has given you an education that school couldn't have done. It shows through in everything about you. As a teacher, I can imagine the positive impact on your schooling.

Simon Kinnerseley

Posted on April 03, 2014, 22:30

It's great that your mum and dad bought you such great Swarovski bins, but I know that you really appreciate them and really were devastated when you fell and broke them. Well done to Swarovski for fixing them for you.

Deborah Pengelly

Posted on April 03, 2014, 22:29

I have been following your blog and think it would be great if you published some of your wildlife poetry.

Natasha Richardson

Posted on April 03, 2014, 22:28

It's fab that you've seen so many birds. I hope you get to 5,400 soon.

Dan Williams

Posted on April 03, 2014, 22:27

Amazing that you have seen 3,000 birds!

Rianna Williams

Posted on April 03, 2014, 22:25

I'm looking forward to finding out your favourate place so far....

John Willams

Posted on April 03, 2014, 22:24

With all that time in South America, being home schooled, it would have been such an education for you.

Faye Williams

Posted on April 03, 2014, 22:23

Amazing that you have done so much at your age. Hope you get to Antarctica soon!

Cenjiz Ilhan

Posted on April 03, 2014, 22:21

Wow, fabulous that you have seen that many birds. Well done.

Ella Crighton

Posted on April 03, 2014, 22:20

Brilliant that Swarovski wrote this article and highlighted Mya's achievements. I am sure that she will do very well in the future.

Martin Crighton

Posted on April 03, 2014, 22:19

It is fantastic that you have been to so many countries at only 11 years old, I'm looking forward to hearing about which country you go to next.

Matthew Wahab

Posted on April 03, 2014, 22:17

I've been looking at your blog and love it. Fab!

Joe Wahab

Posted on April 03, 2014, 22:16

Congratulations on seeing 3,000 birds!

Shumel Lais

Posted on April 03, 2014, 22:13

Congratulations on seeing 3,000 birds. It is really great.

Omar Siddique

Posted on April 03, 2014, 22:12

It's really brilliant everything that you have done so far. Keep going with it all.

Shumana Siddique

Posted on April 03, 2014, 22:11

I saw the photo and article about you in the Metro. I picked it up on the bus, turned over the page and saw you. You looked so pretty with the parrot on your head. It was really exiting for me to see my little niece in the national paper, so I can only imagine how exciting it must have been for you! Well done.

Nazu Lais

Posted on April 03, 2014, 22:09

Keep on doing what you are doing, as it is amazing. Well done with your blog and newspaper column.

Mohammed Lais

Posted on April 03, 2014, 22:07

Well done Mya-Rose, we are really proud of you.

Alina Ahmed

Posted on April 02, 2014, 20:56

Congratulations on seeing 3,000 birds. saw on your blog your next target is 5,400 - that would be amazing to see half the species of the world. Good luck.

Ripon Ahmed

Posted on April 02, 2014, 20:54

I saw your photos and article in the Daily Mail on-line - fantastic that they wrote so much and put in so many photos. You should be really pleased with yourself. Great.

Khalil Ahmed

Posted on April 02, 2014, 20:49

It's great that you are following in your parents footsteps wish such gusto, brilliant. I'm sure it is all helping with things at school, as it's a great education. Fantastic.

Chloe Mann

Posted on April 02, 2014, 20:45

Mya-Rose, I have just read your second column in the Chew Valley Gazette. it was really interesting and well written. It is an amazing opportunity, especially at your age. Really, brilliant.

Bina Rashid

Posted on April 02, 2014, 20:19

Fabulous that you have been on so many great trips by this age. Keep it up!

Mohammed Rashid

Posted on April 02, 2014, 20:18

You are a very motivated girl and it's great to read about what you have been doing. Congratulations in seeing 3,000 birds.

Rita Begum

Posted on April 02, 2014, 20:17

Brilliant to see 3,000 birds. Looking forward to hearing about another 1,000. You should be really proud of yourself, I know I am,

Jahangir Syed

Posted on April 02, 2014, 20:15

Well done Mya-Rose. I really liked your latest blog article about Bangladesh, birding and conservation. All very interesting. You write really well.

Richard Danbury

Posted on April 02, 2014, 20:05

It's brilliant that you have been to 6 continents. I hope you get to Antarctica soon!

Sarah Kirwin

Posted on April 02, 2014, 20:02

Your trip to Australia looks amazing, all those animals, whales and birds as well as snorkeling in the Great barrier Reef. Amazing.

Andy Slade

Posted on April 02, 2014, 14:49

Great stuff Mya-rose. Wonderful to see such a keen young birder in Somerset. Birding has, and will in the future, take you on some amazing adventures all over the world. Birds are awesome!

Lindsay Caine

Posted on April 01, 2014, 21:03

How fantastic to see such passion and enthusiasm from someone of Mya-Rose' age. I am only just beginning to understand what an achievement reaching over 3000 species of bird is, especially for someone of this age - well done! 3000 and counting, Antarctica is awaiting you! It is also lovely to read the blog that Mya-Rose is writing. It is brilliantly written and is stimulating an interest for birds in my 4yr old son. I may be needing some of those binoculars soon!

Trevor Ellery

Posted on März 30, 2014, 18:31

Hi Myra Great bird with you in Colombia and really impressed to see how you coped with some of the trials and tribulations ncluding the 12 hour walk to see the Baudo Oropendola, the two day wait for see the Gorgeted Wood Quail and the occasionally delayed and/or cancelled flights. Oh and of course the Spiders!. I think with your patience, tenacity, quick eye and sense of humor you have a great future as a world class birder. I thoroughly enjoyed your company and look forward to birding with you again in the future. Best Wishes Trevor Ellery (www.ecoturs.org)

Matthew Lewis-Williams

Posted on März 30, 2014, 14:38

Mya-Rose, I think you and your parents are an inspiration, doing all this stuff. Your dad is so cool doing Forest School at Ubley Primary School. He's not strict at all. I really enjoyed it when we went down to the bird hide at Blagdon Lake and used the binoculars and telescopes to look at the birds. You dad knows so much about birds and he made it really fun as well. I am really looking forward to us doing it again soon.

Oscar Williams

Posted on März 30, 2014, 14:34

Mya, I thought it was great when you when away travelling. I am very envious, but hope to do a some travelling after school on a gap year. When you got back, it was amazing what you knew about rain forests and the world generally. It was great for the rest of us in your class, to be able to ask you about things you had seen and done.

Hannah Whittle

Posted on März 30, 2014, 14:30

Congratulation Mya-Rose for seeing your 3,000th bird. Good luck for the next 3,000!

Amy Whittle

Posted on März 30, 2014, 14:29

Mya-Rose, I love the fact that you are so open about your birding and not afraid of writing articles in the paper for all to see. Ayesha was really secretive about it all and so I hope you learn from her and continue being open and proud of what you do. Well done.

Tracy Whittle

Posted on März 30, 2014, 14:27

Well done, Mya, on the TV. You were great and a real professional. You gave an amazing performance as the Minstrel in "The Coming of the Kings" at Christmas, so are clearly talented in front of the camera/on stage. I have also been impressed with your poems and hope you publish dome on your blog.

Corinne Williams

Posted on März 30, 2014, 00:41

Recently saw your ITV West interview. You were so articulate and self-assured as well as beautiful. I'm sure that you are destined for TV. Look out David Attenborough and Steve Backshall!

Nasima Khatun

Posted on März 30, 2014, 00:19

Fabulous that you have been to so many countries. I'm sure it's been great for you formal and informal education.

Mrs T Noor

Posted on März 30, 2014, 00:09

Well done on seeing 3,000 birds!

Abdul Noor

Posted on März 30, 2014, 00:03

Brilliant article with lovely photos. Well done to Swarovski for raising Birdgirl's profile and bringing her the attention she deserves. Mya-Rose you are a great writer and are brilliant on TV, with a beautiful look. I'm looking forward to seeing what you do in the future.

Zohra Ahmed

Posted on März 29, 2014, 23:35

Just read your new column in the Chew Valley Gazette on-line really enjoyed it and was very informative about bird ringing. Well done.

Neelam Ismail

Posted on März 29, 2014, 23:25

It's great that your parents had the foresight to take you away to South America and home school you. They are an inspiration to us all and since then I've been thinking about when I can take away my own children on a trip. You obviously had a fantastic trip, seeing lots of birds, wildlife and learning so much. Brilliant.

Z Ismail

Posted on März 29, 2014, 23:19

Mya-Rose, I read the article about you in the Daily Mail online. They were so lovely about you (which is great for them!) and I couldn't believe how long the article was and all those photos. Fantastic, you should be really proud.

Shumy Noor

Posted on März 29, 2014, 23:14

I hope you get to go to Antarctica soon, that would be an incredible experience!

Shanaz Noor

Posted on März 29, 2014, 23:09

Well done Mya on getting to 3,000 birds. I saw you on TV and thought you were fab. Carry on with it all.

Daniel Cole

Posted on März 29, 2014, 18:39

3000 species fantastic,heartwarming to see someone so young so in love with birds and the natural world.Onwards and upwards to your next milestone. Bestwishes Daniel Cole

Lauren Weaver

Posted on März 29, 2014, 13:14

Congrats on seeing all those birds and breaking the record for the youngest person to see 3,000 birds. Good luck with the next 3,000 and hope you see them all one day.

Jonny Weaver

Posted on März 29, 2014, 13:13

I saw you on the ITV West news and thought you were brilliant. I found what you were saying interesting and you were so confident with it. Well done, you get get into TV when you are older.

Rachel Weaver

Posted on März 29, 2014, 13:11

Mya, I saw your photo and article in the Metro, which was a lovely surprise. It was weird, as I picked up the paper at the station and there you were on page 2. I thought I recognised you and then I read on and was sure it was you. I think it's fantastic that you got into the national papers, well done and congratulations.

Julie Weaver

Posted on März 29, 2014, 13:07

Mya-Rose, you must love your binoculars. i recently looked at a pair in Bristol, after seeing how much you liked them. They were absolutely fantastic - brilliant vision, light and small in the hand. Perfect for me to use on safari. Thanks so much for the recommendation and Swarovski, make sure you keep supporting this young girl as she is an asset to you.

Mike Weaver

Posted on März 29, 2014, 13:04

I read you latest blog post. You are amazing, a target to see half the birds of the world and to see all the hummingbirds as well. I don't think many adult bird watchers would be ambitious to have those aims, let a lone a little 11 year old! I think it's brilliant to aim high.

Natasha Richardson

Posted on März 29, 2014, 12:03

Wow Mya, it's great to hear of everything you've seen at such a young age! Very impressive, keep it up!

George Chamberlain

Posted on März 29, 2014, 11:31

It's a great piece written by Swarovski, highlighting your achievements to everyone. No wonder the media were interested in you. Thanks to Swarovski!

Henry Chamberlain

Posted on März 29, 2014, 11:28

You are the first person I've ever heard say that they want to go to Antarctica. For most people, it's not even on their radar. I's fantastic. I hope you get to go there soon. I also can't believe that you've been to 6 continents already, it is very impressive. Well done you Mya.

Oli Chamerlain

Posted on März 29, 2014, 11:22

Wow, 3,000 birds - now that is a lot! Well done and keep it up.

Flora Chamberlain

Posted on März 29, 2014, 11:19

Love what you have been doing - it's great. I really enjoyed the birds session that you did with your mum and dad at Guides. Hopefully, you'll be able to do something else with us.

Ginnie Gaye

Posted on März 29, 2014, 09:13

Mya-Rose, when I was at school with your big sister, Ayesha, she never talked about her bird watching even to close friends. I suppose she was worried about bullying. it is therefore fantastic that you are being open about going bird watching. You actually do lots of cool things, so there is nothing to hide.

Tom Gaye

Posted on März 29, 2014, 09:10

Mya, living next door in Compton Martin, I'm getting up really early to milk the cows and there isn't a sole about except sometimes you and your parents heading off twitching. That's quite funny, though you must get really tired getting up that early. Not many children your age would get up at 4.30 am!

Michael Hewitt

Posted on März 29, 2014, 09:08

I have read your newspaper column in the Chew Valley Gazette and really liked it. It was fascinating to read about what you actually do when you go twitching and that it's not easy all the time. Brilliant.

Rachel Hewitt

Posted on März 29, 2014, 09:06

Gosh, you have been to so many unusual places, especially in South America like Colombia and Bolivia. I'm not sure I even know where they are!make the most of your journeys, though I think you probably are...

Ruth Hewitt

Posted on März 29, 2014, 09:03

Mya, it's really fab what you've been getting up to. We all learnt a lot about birds at the Guides workshop that you did with your mum and dad. You should tell us all more about what you do.

Dave Hewitt

Posted on März 29, 2014, 09:00

I loved your "Bucket List", it had some great things on there. You are very ambitious, so don't let go of that. I can hear Antarctica beckoning you!

Helen Hewitt

Posted on März 29, 2014, 08:59

Well done Mya. It was obvious to me that you learn a lot on your trips abroad and they are very educational as well as enjoyable. Keep it up.

Anwar Miah

Posted on März 28, 2014, 17:16

Heard you on Radio Somerset this morning. You were lovely...keep it up. Well done.

Nilfa Noor

Posted on März 28, 2014, 17:14

Mya-Rose, it's so surprising to me that you hike up mountains and in forests, as when I see you, you always look pretty and delicate. It's obvious that I shouldn't judge a book by it's cover and that you are as hard as nails! I love that...keep on looking pretty and delicate!

Minna Begum

Posted on März 28, 2014, 17:10

You must have been so pleased to get your new Swarovski binoculars and I can't even imagine your utter despair when you fell and they broke. It would be bad enough for a adult to cope with' let alone a 10 year old. Well done Swarovski for fixing them for you. It must have been such a relief.

Ema Begum

Posted on März 28, 2014, 17:06

How wonderful your blog is, well done. It has entertained and informed in your own voice, telling your own story. Fab!

Reema Begum

Posted on März 28, 2014, 17:01

The only bit of media I saw was the article The Daily Mail on-line, which was fabulous. They were very complimentary about you (which is astonishing coming from the Daily Mail) and put in a whole load of photos, which were lovely. Well done Mya-Rose!

S Ahmed

Posted on März 28, 2014, 16:57

I saw your TV interview on ITV local news and was really impressed by you. You were calm and collected and did really well. You should definitely do more TV.

S Chowdhury

Posted on März 28, 2014, 16:55

It's great that Swarovski wrote this article as the brought Mya to the attention of the media, giving her the opportunity to be on the radio again today and her second newspaper column appearing later today. Really brilliant.

Cushi Chowdhury

Posted on März 28, 2014, 16:51

Well done Mya-Rose for seeing 3,000 birds and for writing your blog.

Z Chowdhury

Posted on März 28, 2014, 16:49

Your trip to South America sounds brilliant and I'm sure you learnt an enormous amount of your formal education from your home schooling as well as all the stuff you can't learn in a classroom. Well done to you and your parents for their foresight.

S Uddin

Posted on März 28, 2014, 16:44

I love the photos in this article, they are amazing. I'd love to do some of the things you did in Australia, like whale watching and snorkelling. Fabulous.

Nadhira Uddin

Posted on März 28, 2014, 16:41

It's fabulous that you have been birding since a baby and that your parents took you to a South Africa when you were only 4. It is a fascination parenting approach and I really admire them. Keep it all up and continue to make the most of each and every opportunity that comes your way.

Rebecca Chowdhury

Posted on März 28, 2014, 16:37

What a fabulous time you must have, bird watching abroad in the holidays and ringing at the weekends with a bit of twitching thrown in. I know that you all make financial sacrifices to be able to do what you want, but you seem happy with that. Who needs an X Box 360 anyway?

Abida Begum

Posted on März 28, 2014, 16:29

Fantastic that you have now seen 3,000 birds, well done, very inspiring.

Shain Miah

Posted on März 28, 2014, 16:27

I think you are fantastic going to all those countries and seeing all the birds you have. I can see that you appreciate it, but I've only been to Bangladesh and France on a school trip. You are the only person I know whose even said they want to go to Antarctica, let alone been. Hope you get there soon.

Shamim Miah

Posted on März 28, 2014, 16:22

Mya-Rose, I've been reading your blog....it's amazing, I had no idea that you did that kind of thing! You always look so pretty and dainty dressed up at weddings. A complete contrast to your outdoorsy side. Brilliant.

Saif Saint

Posted on März 28, 2014, 13:48

Mya, I have been following your work and it is excellent! It is fantastic to see you following something you clearly enjoy so much, please continue to follow your dreams and you will have a great life. We need to support our young talent and encourage them to achieve there goals and dreams. If you cannot find anything positive to say on this blog please keep your silence and look inward for the reason for your unhappiness. Saif Saint Singer, Actor, Writer and supporter of the youth of the world.

Richard Tippett LBPPA

Posted on März 28, 2014, 13:40

Congratulations Mya, it's fantastic to see such enthusiasm at such a young age. I would love to feature your story in our new Asian magazine called Red Carpet. Please check with your parents about this and we can arrange to meet up. Please ignore any negative comments from other watchers as they are born from pure jealousy and have no place in your heart or your mind. Richard Tippett LBPPA RED CARPET MAGAZINE

Ayesha Hall

Posted on März 28, 2014, 13:20

It must have been really exciting to have a massive photo of you on the front page of the Chew Valley Gazette and also in the Bath Chronicle. Well done, you deserve it.

Peter Hall

Posted on März 28, 2014, 13:17

Well done on seeing your 3,000th bird, it looks like a lovely one.

Corinna Levack

Posted on März 28, 2014, 13:16

Mya-Rose, I loved your column in the Chew Valley Gazette and am looking forward to seeing your latest piece, which I think might even come out today. What an amazing opportunity for someone of your age or any age!

Madeleine McQuillan

Posted on März 28, 2014, 13:13

Mya, I think it's great that you have been to all those places and done all those things like whale watching and snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef. I really enjoyed it when you did a birds sessions at Guides, it was fun.

Stephen McQuillan

Posted on März 28, 2014, 13:10

Congratulations on seeing all of those birds but most of all being passionate in your hobby and inspiring others with your blog. Fab stuff.

Fran Price

Posted on März 28, 2014, 13:08

A lovely article from Swarovski with some interesting photographs. It's great that they are supporting a young bird watcher and highlighting her achievements. Keep supporting her.

T Osbourne

Posted on März 28, 2014, 10:47

It's great that you had all that home schooling. I'm a great advocate, even from a social point of view as you can always see friends outside of school. It's amusing that Mya had 6 months off and came back still ahead.

Louise Osborne

Posted on März 28, 2014, 10:44

Well done for seeing 3,000 in the world. You have a really great British List as well, so keep that going between trips.

Tony Osborne

Posted on März 28, 2014, 10:42

With your list being at 3,300 now, I am astonished at how you keep track of all the birds you have seen. I understand that you keep your detailed list on an internet website and that looking at your list you remember what you have seen and target what you have not. It all seems extremely complicated and needs dedication in itself, just to keep up with your lists.

Hannah Reynolds

Posted on März 28, 2014, 10:34

Mya, you have been to lots of cool places in South America, that I don't even know where they are! But it's all the birding you do day to day that is most inspiring. That's what I like about your blog - finding out about what you get up to.

Lucy Reynolds

Posted on März 28, 2014, 10:30

It is so great that you went to the Amazon. It is somewhere I would really to visit, before it get' s destroyed much more.It must have been a real adventure.

Beth Reynolds

Posted on März 28, 2014, 10:28

Mya-Rose, I think you are very talented and use that talent when you get the opportunity. Don't be shy about it and you will go far.

Josh Reynolds

Posted on März 28, 2014, 10:26

Congratulations and well done on seeing 3,000 birds.

Jon Reynolds

Posted on März 28, 2014, 10:25

It's brilliant that you love world birding, but I am most impressed with the local birding you do, which takes commitment on a regular basis. It is also great that you are a trainee ringer, going at the weekends, when I know you would rather have a lie in.

Kate Reynolds

Posted on März 28, 2014, 10:22

Mya, I love that you do world birding, travelling all over the world. You are so appreciative of the opportunities and advantages that you have had, working really hard to get the most out of it. Nothing of what you have achieved has been handed on a plate to you, so well done.

Carmen Aversa

Posted on März 28, 2014, 01:29

Brilliant that you have seen so many birds. Keep it up and good luck with trying to get to 5,400.

Stuart Gibson

Posted on März 28, 2014, 01:28

I have been really good friends with your big sister, Ayesha, since primary school but she never talked about being a birder and twitcher, which was a great shame. It's great that you are being so open about what you do and I hope that you stay like and always believe in yourself.

Kelly Gibson

Posted on März 28, 2014, 01:24

Well done Mya, you looked great on your TV interview and were very self-assured without coming across as full of yourself.

Phil Gibson

Posted on März 28, 2014, 01:22

Mya-Rose, you have been to so many places and done so many things and, despite all the recent media attention, you still remain down to earth and grateful for your opportunities. You are a special girl which is evident to all that meet you.

Tina Gibson

Posted on März 28, 2014, 01:15

I think it's amazing that you have even thought of wanting to go to Antarctica. Most children your age would not even have considered it as an option for where they could go. It shows to me that you don't consider anything outside of your reach, which is fantastic. Don't ever change.

Chloe Applin

Posted on März 27, 2014, 22:34

Mya, it was great when you came back to school after your trip, as we all missed you and you were able to help us with our rain forest project. You seems ed to know so much about it, it was great ;-)

Rose Harris

Posted on März 27, 2014, 22:31

Mya-Rose, it is great how quickly things have taken off for you. I saw the article in the Daily Mail on-line and it was absolutely lovely with so many photographs. You should be really proud of yourself.

Edward Mann

Posted on März 27, 2014, 22:27

I love your first newspaper column in the Gazette, well done. It is absolutely amazing that someone your age has their own column!

Matt Singer

Posted on März 27, 2014, 21:45

Mya-Rose, I think all the things you are fascinating. Hopefully, over the next year, you will be able to share more of your passion for birds with you fellow Scouts.

Aimee-Claire Eyermann

Posted on März 27, 2014, 21:43

As your new Guide Leader, I am hoping to do a lot more sessions with you and parents on birds and wildlife. I am really looking forward to going to watch the ringing at Chew Valley Lake and think that is fantastic that you go there every week to learn to become a qualifies ringer yourself.

Janet Hellier

Posted on März 27, 2014, 21:40

Mya-Rose, you are a really good Guide, making lots of effort to try new things. We had a great workshop with your parents and hope to do various bird related session over the next season. That you for trying to pass some of your expertise onto your fellow guides.

Tristan Stuart

Posted on März 27, 2014, 21:37

Mya-Rose you are very brave and prepared to have a go. I am sure that your sense of adventure has been cultivated by your trips abroad and birding. I am sure that you will have many more opportunities to try things out through Scouts and hopefully widen your horizons.

Lovely Choudhury

Posted on März 27, 2014, 21:34

Your trip sounds amazing I love that you have an interesting hobby, you must have seen such magnificent bird species and wildlife. Wow you have seen the most beautiful creatures I want to see dolphins so bad,your a lucky girl,I love your article and I can't wait to read more

Paula Lovegrove

Posted on März 27, 2014, 21:33

I am really pleased that you hike and do unusual, adventurous things on your trips. I do remember that we are all on strict instructions to refer to them as "trips" not "holidays" because you are working so hard on them. As your Scout leader, we are really looking forward to running bird related sessions with you and your parents.

Anthony Comerford

Posted on März 27, 2014, 21:30

I have read your blog and am looking forward to hearing more about the animals that you have seen. You saw some great ones just in Australia and so I'm sure you have seen some fantastic animals on your journeys, as well as birds.

Joe Comerford

Posted on März 27, 2014, 21:27

What a lovely article and gorgeous photos. Brilliant of Swarovski to post it and hopefully they will continue to support "Birdgirl" in the future.

Fatema khan

Posted on März 27, 2014, 21:03

Congratulation mya

mothia begum

Posted on März 27, 2014, 20:56

Really great blog post, sounds like an amazing trip :)

Anya Cruse

Posted on März 27, 2014, 20:13

I loved all the photos of you in the papers and internet. You looked lovely.

Angela Cruse

Posted on März 27, 2014, 20:11

Mya-Rose, it is really great to find out about your bird watching and travelling. I normally just see at dance classes, as a completely different persona. It's lovely.

Simon Wood

Posted on März 27, 2014, 20:09

Mya, in your blog you write with maturity and clarity. I hope you write about the fracking issue soon, as I'm sure you will be able to distill the issues for people to understand. I look forward to it.

David Hart

Posted on März 27, 2014, 20:06

Congratulations Mya-Rose as seeing 3,000 birds and good luck in your aim to get to 5,400 birds. Amazing, I'm sure it will take years to do.

Christine Drew

Posted on März 27, 2014, 20:04

You seem a thoughtful girl and I looking forward to some blog posts on conservation and the environment. That would be wonderful.

John Drew

Posted on März 27, 2014, 20:01

I think it's fantastic that you have been to so many places. I really liked the photo of the children in the village in Ghana. What an experience for you. To see such direct Eco tourism.

Peter Wakeling

Posted on März 27, 2014, 19:56

Congratulations on getting to 3,000 on your world list. Well done.

Barbara Wakeling

Posted on März 27, 2014, 19:55

Well done with you new blog, very entertaining.

Jackie Owen

Posted on März 27, 2014, 19:52

Mya-Rose, saw your lovely photo on the front page of the Chew Valley Gazette. It certainly brightened the front page up!

Roger Owen

Posted on März 27, 2014, 19:49

Congratulations on the launch of your blog, it brilliant.

Charlie Mills

Posted on März 27, 2014, 19:48

Your Australia trip sounds so varied. Whale watching with so many humpback whales following the boat must have been a fantastic experience. And with Greenpeace Eco warrior crew!

Sue Lipscombe

Posted on März 27, 2014, 19:44

I love the fact that you've been snorkelling in the Great Barrier Reef, it must have been fantastic. Hope you get to try diving in Jamaica.

Parvin Syeda

Posted on März 27, 2014, 17:14

I read on your blog that you have been snorkelling Ita the Great Barrier Reef. What an amazing experience, one of a lifetime for most people, but I suspect not for you!

Jounayed Syed

Posted on März 27, 2014, 17:11

Congratulations on seeing your first 3,000 birds. May there be many more.

Asma Qadar

Posted on März 27, 2014, 17:08

Mya-Rose, you are a little star and I'm so proud of you, knowing how passionately you feel about birds and nature. Well done.

Rayhan Qadar

Posted on März 27, 2014, 17:07

I think your love of wildlife and nature is gorgeous and so unlike most other Bangla people. Well done for breaking the mould.

Maisha Qadar

Posted on März 27, 2014, 17:04

I watched your news interview and thought you were perfect - calm, good knowledge of your subject area and just lovely. Well done, you are going to go far and I'm sure, if want, will end up on TV.

Esheeka Qadar

Posted on März 27, 2014, 17:01

Mya, you have had so many fabulous opportunities, which you have grabbed. Horse riding in the Andes sounds unbelievable, through rivers and down mountain trails. Awesome!

Rebecca Pretlove

Posted on März 27, 2014, 16:58

Congratulations. I'm sure seeing 3,000 birds would have taken hard work and dedication. Brilliant.

Greg Pretlove

Posted on März 27, 2014, 16:56

You must have a great trip to Oz last summer, going to lots of remote places. The whale watching looked brilliant, with so many whales coming up to your boat. Absolutely fantastic.

Zain Choudhury

Posted on März 27, 2014, 16:53

Your blog is really brilliant. I've enjoyed reading it and look forward to more to come. Fab pictures as well.

Samirah Choudhury

Posted on März 27, 2014, 16:51

I love the fact that you've been to the Amazon quite a few times. Most people would be satisfied with one visit, but not you and your parents! I have admiration for that.

Sokina Chowdhury

Posted on März 27, 2014, 16:48

Well done Mya-Rose with all your bird spotting. A lovely hobby and it's great you all do it together.

Sokina Choudhury

Posted on März 27, 2014, 15:28

You must have seen so many unusual and beautiful birds, bet you could be a researcher for a David Attenborough already.

Salam Choudhury

Posted on März 27, 2014, 15:25

Duck-billed Platyplus....one of the top animals I want to see and you've see it. Fantastic and sickening at the same time!

Phillip Cole

Posted on März 27, 2014, 15:21

Brilliant that you have seen so many birds and been to so many different parts of the world. Seeing your photos makes very envious!

Andrew Cole

Posted on März 27, 2014, 15:19

Congratulation on seeing your first 3,000 birds and good luck with the next 3,000. I think I understand how tough the next 3,000 will be!

Muriel Cole

Posted on März 27, 2014, 15:15

Lovely article, so well done Swarovski. I really enjoyed listening to your radio Bristol radio interview. You must have been really nervous, but it didn't show at all. We done.

Ruth Hill

Posted on März 27, 2014, 15:12

The story of your birding is quite astonishing. I can't imagine taking a 4 year old on a 4 week road trip around South Africa. It was bad enough driving to Cornwall when ours were small. Well done to you parents for having the imagination to do it.

David Hill

Posted on März 27, 2014, 15:08

I'm really fascinated by what you get up gap to and have found your blog interesting. I was really pleased to be asked by you to be interview by you for a piece on lichens, my area of expertise.

Ezaz Haque

Posted on März 27, 2014, 14:58

I'm really envious about your 6 months off school to go travelling. I'm sure you learnt more than being in Primary School.

Tammanna Haque

Posted on März 27, 2014, 14:56

Congrats on seeing you 3,000th bird. It's brilliant.

Robin Haque

Posted on März 27, 2014, 14:54

I used to work with you mum and I knew she went bird watching but had no idea what you did on your holidays until now. It's so fascinating.

Andrew Burke

Posted on März 27, 2014, 13:53

This is a lovely article about Mya-Rose, which started off articles in the papers, TV and Radio. Well done for highlighting her achievements to us all.

Kirsty Burke

Posted on März 27, 2014, 13:49

I hope you get to go to Antarctica soon. I can't believe that you might have been to all the continents at a young age. Great.

Nick Johns

Posted on März 27, 2014, 13:47

I've read your Chew Valley Gazette column, which was very interesting. I'm looking forward to the July edition.

Kim Johns

Posted on März 27, 2014, 13:44

Well done Mya-Rose for you passion and dedication to bird watching. It's amazing.

Chloe Stucky

Posted on März 27, 2014, 13:40

I think it's great that you are trying to teach people in the Chew Valley about birds. It's really good to have some knowledge. Well done.

Liz Stucky

Posted on März 27, 2014, 13:37

Mya, I really enjoyed it when you did a birds session with your mum and dad at guides. I was pleased with how many birds I could identify. My Nan's birding in the garden has clearly rubbed on me.

Blake

Posted on März 27, 2014, 13:34

Mya, I'm glad you had such a good time when you went away. We did miss you!

Heidi Lias

Posted on März 27, 2014, 13:33

Well done seeing your 3,000th bird. Keep birding and keep blogging.

Carmen Aversa

Posted on März 27, 2014, 13:31

I read the article about you in the Bath Chronicle, with the huge and beautiful photo of you. Just wonderful.

Sam Nairn

Posted on März 27, 2014, 13:13

You are so lucky going on all those trips. It's inspired me to get my act together and go somewhere good. Thank you.

Mike Kirwin

Posted on März 27, 2014, 10:59

It's great that you have been to all those place, you must have learnt such a lot along the way.

Mark Sumpter

Posted on März 27, 2014, 09:48

Well done for seeing so many birds, it must have taken a lot of tenacity.

Susie Sumpter

Posted on März 27, 2014, 09:45

I am positive that your education and learning have been thoroughly improved by your trips abroad. It really is fantastic.

Simon Payne

Posted on März 27, 2014, 09:42

Brilliant article from Swarovski, well done Mya-Rose on your birding and twitching in the UK and abroad.

Tracy Payne

Posted on März 27, 2014, 09:39

I thought it was so fantastic when you took time out of school and went away to see birds. I know school were very supportive, but you clearly worked hard to get ahead.

Katy Isom

Posted on März 27, 2014, 09:35

I have been following you blog, which is great. I love the photos and want to see more of them and thought you should be on twitter as well.

Sarah Isom

Posted on März 27, 2014, 09:32

Mya, we watched your news interview the other day and really enjoyed it. You did brilliantly.

Kate Vantreen

Posted on März 27, 2014, 01:32

Amazing blog - interesting, knowledgeable and amusing. Keep writing.

Tortie Fenwick-Moore

Posted on März 27, 2014, 01:30

Love all your travelling as a family. It has inspired us to think about taking our daughter out of school and also go on an extended trip, whilst we can. Brilliant.

Jenny Smith

Posted on März 27, 2014, 01:28

Congratulation on seeing your 3,000th bird. Fabulous stuff.

Dick Smith

Posted on März 27, 2014, 01:27

Mya-Rose, I saw your interview on ITV News West and thought you were brilliant and self assured. It was no surprise, having watched you in the Compton Martin Players play at Christmas, when you gave an enthralling performance. I am sure that we will be seeing you in nature programmes from all over the world, when you are older.

Michael Walton

Posted on März 27, 2014, 01:23

This is a really interesting and amazing story - 3,000 birds when you are still 11 years and lots of passion. Fantastic.

Dick Hyde

Posted on März 27, 2014, 01:21

The birds the article talks about, "skulky species like Antpittas and Tapaculos" had me intrigued, so I looked them up on the internet. I can now understand why they might be difficult to see in the forest, as they all look quite brown and nondescript. It makes me even for astonished how a young child could have the patience to see these types of birds.

Yvonne Thompson

Posted on März 27, 2014, 01:16

What a lovely article about one of our local children. Well done.

Henry Knight

Posted on März 26, 2014, 19:31

Mya, I always thought it was great at primary school when you knew where all the places the teachers talked about were. Bet you even knew where some places were that they didn't!

Knight - knightpa@waitrose.com

Posted on März 26, 2014, 19:13

Wow, amazing that you have seen 3,000 birds in the world. I'm looking forward to hearing about them and the next 3,000.

Darren Mendoza

Posted on März 26, 2014, 19:07

Great blog Mya, 3000 birds recorded at your age is amazing, good luck in spotting more in the future.

Sharon Blanchard

Posted on März 26, 2014, 15:24

This is a lovely article and I'm sure Swarovski will do well from it. It was brilliant that they fixed your binoculars, as I saw a photo of them broken on your mum's blog and it must have been terrible for you when it happened. Well done Swarovski - really good customer service.

John Lear

Posted on März 26, 2014, 15:07

Congratulations on seeing 3,000 birds. Your Australia trip looks fantastic, with all those iconic animals.

Jasmin Lear

Posted on März 26, 2014, 15:05

Mya you really are an inspiration for me. I've just started getting into birding and only know one person in our village who is into them too. I'd really like to take up your mum's offer to go birding with you to Chew Valley Lake and to watch you ringing.

Kit Lear - kit.lear02@btinternet.com

Posted on März 26, 2014, 14:59

Hi Mya, I think it's cool all the places you have been to. I remember the rain forest project that we did at Ubley Primary, just after you got back from your trip. You like knew all about it and the animals there. Everyone was asking you questions about it all and Mrs Brady had to give you extra stuff to work on!

Sarah Lear

Posted on März 26, 2014, 14:55

Mya-Rose, you are so lucky to have had so many opportunities to learn about birds and wildlife. My daughter is interested in birds, but I feel unable to support her with that as I know nothing about birds. But, in the end, you are the one to have embraced the hobby, so well done.

Jackie Charter

Posted on März 26, 2014, 13:22

You are an inspiration, making us think about what we do and achieve. Don't stop what you are doing.

Liz Bagshaw

Posted on März 26, 2014, 13:19

You are a lovely, funny girl and I am really glad that Swarovski have written this piece about you. It has kicked off some great things in the media for you, culminating in your Gazette column. I loved the first article and really looking forward to reading more. As your piano teacher, I can vouch for your being an all rounder, with so many interests outside your passion for bird watching.

Tina

Posted on März 26, 2014, 12:24

Lovely blog. With all that experience, I expect you to be taking over the village website soon!

Nicky Henderson

Posted on März 26, 2014, 12:22

Mya-Rose, you are a real inspiration. It is so easy to go through life not doing that much, but you have shown me that it is possible to achieve brilliant things by putting your mind to it.

Keith Clark

Posted on März 26, 2014, 12:20

I think it is brilliant that you are outside doing your bird watching in all weather. So many children spend all their time watching TV or playing computer games. It's great that you all also have lots o f other things that you do, like Guides and Scouts, which is really healthy. Actually, I'm not sure how you fit it all in!

Jeanette Clark

Posted on März 26, 2014, 12:17

You are a very talented girl. You can see that from your TV interview, but your performance in the play at Christmas was brilliant, very compelling.

Oliver Sydenham

Posted on März 26, 2014, 12:14

Mya it's fab that you've been to all those places. I've been on a long trip to America, but I'd love to go to the Amazon.

Jon Sydenham

Posted on März 26, 2014, 12:12

A brilliant achievement to see 3,000 birds. Good luck for the future.

Caryn Sydenham

Posted on März 26, 2014, 12:11

I knew you were going to go far when I watched you in the BBC twitching documentary. Watching you now on the local news, you were calm and intelligent - a real pro. I can see you presently a TV programme when you are old. not sitting in a studio, but being out the in the jungle. Well done and follow your dreams.

Graham Balderstone

Posted on März 26, 2014, 12:05

Really liked your article in the Chew Valley Gazette, very interesting. I really liked the story about your friend and his grand dad - it helped me to appreciate what going on a twitch is like.

Lucy Helmsley

Posted on März 26, 2014, 12:02

You have a lovely hobby and more importantly it is something you feel passionately about. That is absolutely fabulous.

Toby Abbott

Posted on März 26, 2014, 11:59

Fantastic, seeing all those birds. Hopefully you are able to keep it up. Well done :-)

Sarah Kee

Posted on März 26, 2014, 01:10

Mya-Rose, I loved teaching you Spanish before you went on your big trip. You picked it up so quickly and it was great knowing that you were going to be making use it your skills. I'm looking forward to speaking to you in Spanish very soon. Well done.

Angela Blott

Posted on März 26, 2014, 01:05

As a riding instructor for children, I loved seeing your photos on Facebook of you riding in the Andes. It looks amazing, riding through streams and up steep mountain paths. I'm very envious.

Mike Blott

Posted on März 26, 2014, 01:02

Your life so far is absolutely fascinating and I'm sure it will only get more interesting. Looking forward to reading all about it in your blog.

Ruhit Rahman

Posted on März 26, 2014, 01:00

Congratulation on seeing so many birds, I'm sure i's going to be really hard to get to 5,400 like you say in your blog. I wonder how many years it will take?

Jacki Hill-Murphy

Posted on März 26, 2014, 00:57

I tutored Mya-Rose in English last year, to help her develop her creative writing. It's phenomenal what she is producing and it can only get better. I hope you publish some of your wildlife poems on your blog, for everyone to admire.

Ruhena Rahman

Posted on März 26, 2014, 00:54

You are a media star and long may it continue. You deserve every minute of your success. Your own newspaper column at your age, it's unbelievable!

Azizzur Rahman

Posted on März 26, 2014, 00:51

It's so great that you love birding as you do. It shows through strongly, even from when were tiny. You have always been a very special girl who will go far in life.

Alison Reed

Posted on März 26, 2014, 00:49

Machu Picchu is my top place that I want to visit, so I'm quite jealous. I hope you get to Antarctica soon, I haven't been there either.

Alan Reed

Posted on März 26, 2014, 00:45

I am very impressed with the writing in you blog. Keep it up and you will certainly be successful as a writer. Well done.

Mizan Rahman

Posted on März 26, 2014, 00:43

All that being home schooled, no wonder you came back ahead. I think I have read somewhere that every hour of one-to-one is worth sixteen in the classroom. All that in top of seeing the Andes, the Amazon and Machu Picchu. It's fabulous, who needs school, so long as you have friends and family. It's also great that you came home between trips, to catch up with friends and family.

Tahmida Rahman

Posted on März 26, 2014, 00:37

Mya-Rose, I genuinely think you are going to go far. I am presuming that all the experience of being filmed for the bird watching BBC4 was the reason what you looked so relaxed on your ITV News interview. You did brilliantly on it.

Faith Davey

Posted on März 26, 2014, 00:33

I've been on some great trips abroad, but not until I was a lot older. When our boys were your age, we would go on holiday to France. I wish now that we had been more adventurous in our family holidays. You and your parents are an inspiration.

Nadine Hill

Posted on März 26, 2014, 00:29

Congratulations on your 3,000th bird. Australia looks like a great trip, with all those animals as well as birds. I'd love to have seen Duck-billed Platypus and Koala. Keep it up.

Nigit Begum

Posted on März 26, 2014, 00:25

I think taking you abroad from a young age was probably challenging as well as rewarding. It was amazing of your parents to have had so much foresight and you to take up the opportunities given you.

Saira Begum

Posted on März 26, 2014, 00:21

It's great that Swarovski believed in Mya-Rose and wrote this article. It's led to some brilliant things, so great. Hopefully, Swarovski will continue to support this talented girl.

Tony

Posted on März 26, 2014, 00:16

I love all the photos here, on the Daily Mail on-line and on your blog. It really makes me realise how young you were when you went on some of these trips. Your parents were brave, but their belief in you has paid off.

Jane Vellender

Posted on März 26, 2014, 00:13

When I watched you on the "Twitchers" programme, I thought that you came across as a child who loved what she did (despite the efforts of the editing). Your achievements now confirm that all the naysayers were completely wrong. Hopefully now they will learn their lesson. You are clearly committed to what you do and very knowledgeable. Well done.

Angur Miah

Posted on März 26, 2014, 00:07

Mya, I'm really impressed with your bird watching, travelling and writing. You are very talented, so remember that. I look forward to following your future career. Fantastic.

Lukon Bari

Posted on März 26, 2014, 00:01

Fabulous to get to 3,000 birds. Good luck for the next 3,000 and keep watching.

Sam Davies

Posted on März 25, 2014, 23:58

I never realised what you were doing when you were away, it's really cool. I'd love to go to some of those places, especially South Africa. Fantastic.

Senaz Choudhury

Posted on März 25, 2014, 23:55

I loved seeing the article about you in the Metro, what a lovely surprise to see your photo on the bus on my way into work. You are a little star, well done.

James Nottidge

Posted on März 25, 2014, 23:51

Mya-Rose, I've know your dad since University and knew he was a bird watcher who went twitching. However, he had never explained to his friends what he actually did. Your blog has been really interesting for me and it is all now fitting into place. Thanks for that. I'm looking forward to reading more.

Rezaul Bari

Posted on März 25, 2014, 23:44

Loving your blog, very interesting and witty. Don't give up on your birding or travel, it's what sets you apart from others.

Jackie Davies

Posted on März 25, 2014, 23:42

Mya-Rose, what an inspiration you are. You will go far, doing whatever you choose whether it is TV, writing or wildlife exploration. Fantastic.

Brett Halling-Brown

Posted on März 25, 2014, 20:06

All this travel - I'm very envious. I hope you get to Antarctica soon.

Julia Halling-Brown

Posted on März 25, 2014, 20:05

I'm sure your trip to South America, with all the amazing things you did and being home schooled as well, gave you a fruitful education.

Peter Ireland

Posted on März 25, 2014, 20:02

Fantastic achievement, looking forward to reading about the next 2,400 birds, to get to your target of 5,400 birds (half the birds of the world). What a great aim for your 'Bucket List'.

Jamie O'Nians

Posted on März 25, 2014, 20:00

Working in renewable energy, I am looking forward to when you write about the environment and conservation, as it so important. You are a talented writer and am sure will go far in the future.

Claire Kearns

Posted on März 25, 2014, 19:57

Fascinating blog, it's all new to me and really interesting. Brilliantly written.

Charlie Hayley

Posted on März 25, 2014, 19:54

Congrats on seeing 3,000 birds.

Ellen Hayley

Posted on März 25, 2014, 19:52

Well done Mya, it's amazing to hear about your travels.

Harry Salmon

Posted on März 25, 2014, 19:49

It's great you all that bird watching and all the normal stuff like Scouts, Guides and dancing. I'm looking forward to you and your mum and dad coming to our Scout group to do a session on birding, make nest boxes and feeders. It's going to be great.

Alex Salmon

Posted on März 25, 2014, 19:46

I think your blog is brilliant. I don't know anything about bird watching but I find it interesting and entertaining. Keep it up.

Karen Salmon

Posted on März 25, 2014, 19:44

It must have been great getting such light and small binoculars. It might not seem important to an adult bird watcher, but I can imagine that a heavy pair would make your little neck ache and spoil your trips. Well done to Swarovski to bringing out a light pair of decent binoculars.

Rob Balderstone

Posted on März 25, 2014, 19:39

Brilliant that you have seen 3,000 birds and hope you get the opportunity to keep going.

Imran Quraishi

Posted on März 25, 2014, 17:08

Brilliant article by Swarovski, thank you. It's great that you repaired her binoculars and hopefully you will continue to support Mya in the future, as I'm sure she will be an asset to you.

Joanna Laidlaw

Posted on März 25, 2014, 17:04

Mya-Rose, your are an inspiration. There are not many children that would do what you have. It has made me think that I want help my children to be more interested in nature and wildlife. Thank you.

Crispin Edmonds

Posted on März 25, 2014, 17:01

Saw you in the Weston Daily Press, with a beautiful photo of you taking up almost half a page. It was great and you should be really proud of yourself.

Afreena Ahmed

Posted on März 25, 2014, 16:59

Mya you are soooo cool. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise.

Rayhan Miah

Posted on März 25, 2014, 16:56

I think you know how lucky you are going to all those places, but you have to work hard there. I'm not sure I could do that, getting up early and walking up mountains! Well done, you.

James Harrison

Posted on März 25, 2014, 16:53

Mya-Rose, I've known your dad since school and knew he was a twitcher. In all those years the only real understanding I had was from the BBC Four documentary. Now, reading your blog, I have been getting a much better understanding of things like ringing, which I had no idea what it was. Thanks for that, I look forward to reading more.

Habiba Nessa

Posted on März 25, 2014, 16:49

Looking forward to hearing about how you have managed to see 3,000 birds. I gather that it's tough trying to see birds, so I understand it must have been hard for you.

Liz Wilmott

Posted on März 25, 2014, 16:44

Well done for seeing all those birds and going to those places. I hope you're taking me to Antarctica with you!

Phil Wilmott

Posted on März 25, 2014, 16:41

Wow, Mya-Rose, you are doing so well. It would be great if you took up nature photography and you could showcase your photos on your blog. I haven't ever specifically been a wildlife photographer, but am happy to give you advice.

Kadeza Begum

Posted on März 25, 2014, 16:38

I am really proud of you, Mya-Rose. As well as your bird watching, you have been great on the bird spotters programme you were in and on the news interview. You are a natural.

Becky Carpendale

Posted on März 25, 2014, 16:35

We have done some birding abroad with our children, but find it difficult. They never want to get up early or walk very far, especially up mountains. So I really understand how amazing you are to have seen so many birds. It is tough birding abroad as an adult, let alone as a child - getting up early, sometimes going to bed late after looking for night birds, climbing mountains and walking through forests. I still can't believe that your parents took you on a 4 week road trip to South Africa, just after you were 4 years old. It's because you are so interested and it really is what you want to do. Nobody can force a child (and certainly not you!) to do what they don't want to do!

Sanwar Miah

Posted on März 25, 2014, 16:28

Mya, fantastic to see 3,000. Good luck with the next 1,000.

Clare Porter

Posted on März 25, 2014, 16:25

It's fantastic that you are learning Spanish and building on what you picked up in South America. That is the best way to learn a language, to go there and immerse yourself. I remember you tell me when you were only 8 years old that the first thing you learnt to say was to to order a hot chocolate. That is the way to go about it. I'm looking forward to having a chat in Spanish next time I see you, particularly as I hear from your dad that you are doing very very well.

Ben

Posted on März 25, 2014, 16:19

As a documentary film maker, I'm looking forward to seeing you in a programme when you are older. You are a pro. I saw from your "Bucket List" that you want to be in a programme on a newly discovered island, finding new species. Wow, what an ambition. You are a bright girl, so I'm sure can get the qualification you will need to fulfill your target. You look great in front of the camera and very calm.

Sue Beale

Posted on März 25, 2014, 16:14

Right, I have already told your dad that I am prepared to put myself out hugely and escort you to Antarctica. I am happy not to be paid for my time, with just my expenses paid (including obviously the cost of the trip). Funnily enough, he hasn't taken me up on my kind offer ;-).

Adrian

Posted on März 25, 2014, 16:07

I'm really interesting how your science, geography and Spanish have been improved by your journeys? First hand experience can not be beaten.

Gill Marles

Posted on März 25, 2014, 16:04

Wow, all those places you have been, including Machu Picchu, who wouldn't be envious? You clearly appreciate the opportunities you have had.

Chris Thurling

Posted on März 25, 2014, 16:01

I've been reading your blog and as someone who works in that area, you are doing lots of the right thing. It's absorbing and amusing, so well done.

Shinda Sirah

Posted on März 25, 2014, 15:58

Mya-Rose, I went to school with your mum, so I know where you get your tenacity from. It's fabulous that you've travelled so far and seen all those birds.

Sharon D

Posted on März 25, 2014, 15:57

What an inspiring young lady you are! We watched your interview on ITV and you strike me as an articulate, sweet girl. You have had some marvellous opportunities and it is clear from your blog that you have appreciated and made the most of them. Congratulations on your birding career so far, I look forward to hearing about your next adventure!

Minu Syeda

Posted on März 25, 2014, 15:56

Congratulations on seeing 3,000 birds. I see from your "Bucket List" that you want to get to 5,400. Good luck with that, I'm sure it will take lots of dedication and hard work.

Nizam Syed

Posted on März 25, 2014, 15:48

It's so great that you had the opportunity to go to South America for all that. I am positive that being home educated (as well as doing all those amazing things) would have put you well ahead. A fantastic education in life as well. Brilliant.

Camran Syed

Posted on März 25, 2014, 15:44

This article is great. Thanks Swarovski to publishing it and getting things going for Mya in the media. Really loved the article on Daily Mail on-line. I didn't know they could be so nice about people! And with all those photos, it's amazing.

Shamil Syed

Posted on März 25, 2014, 15:40

Just saw the clip of you on the News. All those days being filmed for the "Twitchers" programme has given u good practice, as you seemed really relaxed and just happy to talk. Brilliant.

Murshed Syed

Posted on März 25, 2014, 15:36

Brilliant photos here and on your blog. Great "Bucket List", I want to do most of them now you mention it. How about your mum and dad pay for me to take you to Antarctica ;-)

Edward Counsell

Posted on März 25, 2014, 11:19

Mya-Rose, well done with your birding and travels. I imagine that it is pretty tough going to see all those birds, no holiday! I am sure that you will go far.

Amelia Counsell

Posted on März 25, 2014, 11:17

Mya, I saw your "Twitchers" programme and thought you were lovely in it. It's no surprise that you have carried on to achieve so much with your birding.

Ingrid Counsell

Posted on März 25, 2014, 11:14

Congrats on seeing 3,000 birds. I can't imagine seeing that many birds! Hope your mum and dad take you to Antarctica soon.

Anne Counsell

Posted on März 25, 2014, 11:13

You are a great writer...I love your blog, especially the funny bits. All the stuff you do is so cool!

Elizabeth Counsell

Posted on März 25, 2014, 11:11

Mya, you should tell your friends about what you do. I had no idea that you've seen all those animals. Fab!!

John Salter

Posted on März 25, 2014, 10:41

It must have been so exciting visiting all those places and Machu Picchu. I would love to go there, so am very envious.

John Kenny

Posted on März 25, 2014, 10:29

What a great piece Swaro. Mya must have been so pleased to get a pair of your bins. Well done for repairing them for her, what brilliant customer service.

Vanessa Havard

Posted on März 25, 2014, 10:25

Mya-Rose, your TV interview was brilliant. You are a natural and I look forward to seeing you on a wildlife programme when you are older.

John Binns

Posted on März 25, 2014, 10:22

Congratulations on seeing your 3,000th bird species. Well done and look forward to hearing about the next 3,000.

Anne Lovegrove

Posted on März 25, 2014, 10:09

Mya-Rose I am very proud of you and your achievements. You have had so many opportunities, which you have clearly grabbed. I hope you get to Antarctica some time soon.

Robert Lovegrove

Posted on März 25, 2014, 10:07

Great article Swarovski, thanks for telling us about this fabulous little birder.

John Clarke

Posted on März 25, 2014, 09:49

As a photographer, I hope that you start taking your own photographs of the wonderful birds you see. I'm happy to help you get started. Lovely article.

Elliott Joyner

Posted on März 25, 2014, 09:35

I saw you on the ITV local News and thought you were brill. The was just one then suddenly they mentioned birds, I looked up and there you were all composed as if you were in your front room!

Luke Joyner

Posted on März 25, 2014, 09:32

Brilliant blog Mya-Rose with great photos, well done. I'm looking forward to reading some stories written by you.

Josh Joyner

Posted on März 25, 2014, 09:31

I'm hoping to go away in my gap year, but nothing like what you have done. Congrats on seeing 3000 birds.

Gene Joyner

Posted on März 25, 2014, 09:29

What an inspiration you and your family are. Your big trip must have been a real education!

Ali Griffiths

Posted on März 25, 2014, 02:40

Mya, I went to school with your big sister, Ayesha, and I'm really glad that you are following in her footsteps with the bird watching. Well done.

Andy Griffiths

Posted on März 25, 2014, 02:38

Really love all the photos of the birds and animals you have seen. Keep that up, as it's always good to have photos to look back on.

Janie Griffiths

Posted on März 25, 2014, 02:37

It's been really interesting to read this article and also you Chew Valley Gazette column. You have such an interesting life, it is really inspiring.

Rosie Pope

Posted on März 24, 2014, 23:09

I loved the photos in this article, especially of the animals. We went to New Zealand at Christmas and went whale watching, so know how great it is. You are really lucky to have gone to so many places, but we hope to go t more places in the future.

Kirsty Pope

Posted on März 24, 2014, 23:06

Mya, really amazing where you have been. I had no idea you had done so much and seen so many cool animals.

Stuart Pope

Posted on März 24, 2014, 23:05

Wow, how great to have seen so many birds on your trips. You and your family are very inspiring and we have definitely decided to take some trips as a family.

Margaret Woodford

Posted on März 24, 2014, 20:55

Mya-Rose, you are a star. I saw you on the ITV local news and you were so composed and confident, it was brilliant to watch. I am sure that TV will be beckoning you.

Marion Mason

Posted on März 24, 2014, 20:50

Mya-Rose, I loved this article and your column in the Chew Valley Gazette. I am really proud of you, seeing all those birds and working so hard at it. Fantastic.

Penny Stirling

Posted on März 24, 2014, 20:44

Your binoculars look amazing. It must be great having a pair so lightweight. Something heavy could have made your neck ache. it must have been a lovely surprise to get them for your trip away. Also, brilliant customer service for Swarovski to have fixed them and for free.

Fred Brenton

Posted on März 24, 2014, 20:39

Well done, Mya-Rose. I think your blog and newspaper column are great. Like the photos as well. Keep writing.

Sasja Patten

Posted on März 24, 2014, 20:34

It has been a pleasure teaching you Spanish after school. It is incredible how much you picked up in South America, even if the words are different there compared to in Spain. Well done.

Patrick Patten

Posted on März 24, 2014, 20:27

We are really interested in birds and seeing them abroad, but nothing like to the extent that you have been doing, even at such a young age. I know how tough birding abroad can be and so admire your stamina.

Jade Copleston

Posted on März 24, 2014, 20:21

It's great that you have seen so many birds, I had no idea. I've been reading your blog and have been enjoying it immensely.

Kirsten Cater

Posted on März 24, 2014, 20:12

You are an inspiration to everyone in this village. You have made me think about what we do with our own Mya. Fantastic to have seen 3,000 birds, well done.

Rick Taylor

Posted on März 24, 2014, 19:58

Mya-Rose you are a very talented girl. As well as working hard whilst bird watching abroad and being outdoorsy, you are amazing at write and a wonderful actress, as seen in "The Coming of the Kings" last December. Fantastic!

Erica Taylor

Posted on März 24, 2014, 19:53

Thank you to Swarovski for this lovely article about Mya-Rose and giving her the spotlight she deserves.

Ceinwen Luckett

Posted on März 24, 2014, 17:13

Mya, I think it's great that you have seen so many birds. I really enjoyed doing Big Garden Birdwatch with you in January.

Gwilym Luckett

Posted on März 24, 2014, 17:12

It's great that you got such great binoculars. I am going on an expedition with 6th form and wish I had something as good to take. Well done to Swarovski for fixing them for you.

Teifion Luckett

Posted on März 24, 2014, 17:10

I loved scouts and doing all the outdoor activities. It would be great if you did Ten Tors and Duke of Edinburgh when you are older, to build on what you are doing now with your world birding, Scouts and Guides.

Peter Luckett

Posted on März 24, 2014, 17:06

As a scout leader, I know how much your travels and efforts whilst birding abroad would have improved your ability to take part in Scouts and Guides activities back home. All those additional outdoor activities will help you in your desire to be an adventurer abroad when you are older.

Jean Luckett

Posted on März 24, 2014, 17:03

Mya-Rose, when I taught you in year 2 and 3 at Ubley Primary School, I knew that you were special. Your ability in science was always outstanding and I am sure that this has been greatly improved by your continued contact with the natural world. Well done.

Masumah Begum

Posted on März 24, 2014, 15:40

Fab, what an achievement and great inspiration to us all. Well done.

Sultana Begum

Posted on März 24, 2014, 15:39

Well done little cous, I'm amazed at what you've done. Bet u loved your great binoculars. Brilliant that Swarovski fixed them for free, very good customer service.

Linda Sumpter

Posted on März 24, 2014, 15:37

Your dad was always going off on twitches at University but I never really understood it, until now. Well done Swarovski for writing this article and enlightening us.

Shairon Lloyd

Posted on März 24, 2014, 15:34

Read your blog and loved it. Keep it up and am sure you will be getting your first book published before long as an adult.

Christine Neath

Posted on März 24, 2014, 15:32

Wonderful! Going to all those countries while young is fab. I'm very envious.

Judith Ellery

Posted on März 24, 2014, 15:31

I remember your big sister, Ayesha, being into birds so am really pleased that you have followed her example and taken it further. Brilliant.

Mahmuda Begum

Posted on März 24, 2014, 15:29

Fabulous that you've travelled so widely, what an education. I'm sure your Spanish is good after all that time in South America.

Sheheda Begum

Posted on März 24, 2014, 15:26

It's great Swarovski have written this lovely article with all the lovely photos, as I had no idea what you had been up to.

Mocklis Miah

Posted on März 24, 2014, 15:23

Well done Mya, we are really proud of you and your achievements.

Stephen Cheeke

Posted on März 24, 2014, 15:17

Mya-Rose, I have been following your blog and it is so articulate, well written and amusing. You are a great writer and I look forward to having you on my English Course at Bristol University.

Dannie Carpendale

Posted on März 24, 2014, 15:11

Brilliant Mya, we always went birding as a family but I found it hard work, especially getting up early and in the heat. Well done u!

Moyeen Hossain

Posted on März 24, 2014, 13:51

Well done mya! I watched 'twitchers' when you were age 7, I think it's great that you are still bird watching/twitching.

Stuart Roberts

Posted on März 24, 2014, 13:48

As a tree surgeon, I'm really into trees, so understand a passion for a hobby. It's amazing to see it in a chile your age

Russell England

Posted on März 24, 2014, 13:46

Well done mya-rose bird girl Craig- youve reached a great milestone within the birding community. It's great that Swarovski optiks fixed your binoculars for free making you a 'customer for life'.

June England

Posted on März 24, 2014, 13:42

Mya-rose you are a credit to your parents and an inspiration to others. You are a well traveled young girl- having been to countries one can only dream of visiting! Well done.

Katrina Roberts

Posted on März 24, 2014, 13:42

Mya-Rose, you grown into an intelligent young woman, since I lived up the lane from you. I'm really proud of you.

Lutfur Chowdhury

Posted on März 24, 2014, 13:40

I really enjoyed reading your blog. Very funny! Keep up all the jet-setting!

Andy Woolley

Posted on März 24, 2014, 13:40

Wow Mya! Some fantastic photos! Some of the places you have visited look amazing :)

Neil Light

Posted on März 24, 2014, 13:39

As a photographer, I'm looking forward to seeing some of your photos in the future. Brilliant.

Lovely Begum

Posted on März 24, 2014, 13:39

Hi Mya-Rose. I saw the article about you in the Metro. What a lucky girl you are to have had such wonderful experiences at such a young age!

Mothia Begum

Posted on März 24, 2014, 13:38

Well done Mya-Rose. Keep it up!

Helen Woolley

Posted on März 24, 2014, 13:38

Well done mya, you are an inspiration to young people. It's brilliant that Swarovski optiks have shared this article about your birding achievements. I hope to see more about future trips.

Nashim Chowdhury

Posted on März 24, 2014, 13:37

I didn't know what you did when you went on bird watching trips, sounds great. All those animals as well.

Ibnath Ahmed

Posted on März 24, 2014, 13:37

What a star! It's great to see a young person enjoying the outdoors and so passionate about wildlife. Best of luck.

Louise Ilhan

Posted on März 24, 2014, 13:36

Mya, what a great blog - please keep the writing up!

Anika Prodhan

Posted on März 24, 2014, 13:36

Mya-Rose, loved your TV interview, you were a pro.

Shridhar Palke

Posted on März 24, 2014, 13:35

Well done Swaro for getting this little girl's achievements known.

Roger Henderson

Posted on März 24, 2014, 13:34

Hope your adventure is never ending and your dreams come true.

Craig Butler

Posted on März 24, 2014, 13:34

Well done Mya-Rose!

Alison Warbey

Posted on März 24, 2014, 13:33

Keep up the brilliant work, I'm looking forward to hearing of your exploits soon.

Farheen Chowdhury

Posted on März 24, 2014, 13:33

Love the photos, they're absolutely fab!

Chris Warbey

Posted on März 24, 2014, 13:33

What an education you have had, I am very envious.

Daiyan A

Posted on März 24, 2014, 13:32

I'm really interested to know where you enjoyed visiting the most, I'm sure we'll hear in your blog at some point.

Romana Ahmed

Posted on März 24, 2014, 13:32

Fabulous, all those birds on your list. Keep it up!

Tareen Syed

Posted on März 24, 2014, 13:31

Lucky you getting some Swarovski binoculars, I'm sure they made a lot of difference in South America.

Shabnam Quraishi

Posted on März 24, 2014, 13:30

Read your first newspaper column - well pitched and funny. Liked the story about your friend!

Yasmin

Posted on März 24, 2014, 13:30

Brilliant for seeing 3,000 birds!

Rumel Qureshi

Posted on März 24, 2014, 13:29

I'm looking forward to seeing on TV some time soon.

Hambi Charalambou

Posted on März 24, 2014, 13:29

You are an inspiration you those your age and adult alike. Keep it up.

Dave Bott

Posted on März 24, 2014, 13:26

Congratulations on seeing 3,000 birds.

Aga Munns

Posted on März 24, 2014, 13:26

Good job to Swarovski for writing this article and highlighting your achievements.

Lawrence dilkington

Posted on März 24, 2014, 13:25

Wow, well done 'birdgirl'! Fantastic article! I have recently seen articles written about you in the papers!!

Tahira Arifeen

Posted on März 24, 2014, 13:25

This is what I call an alternative education. You are a lucky girl but I know you appreciate it with the hard effort you put into your birding.

Sham A

Posted on März 24, 2014, 13:24

I've seen the article in the Daily Mail and loved or the photos. Swarovski, maybe you should add a few more to this post?

Feroze Bakht

Posted on März 24, 2014, 13:24

Fab, can't believe someone your age could have seen so many birds!

Farid

Posted on März 24, 2014, 13:23

Bird watching is an amazing hobby whether you do it seriously like you or as a casual birder like me. It really inspires me to keep going.

Linda Bakht

Posted on März 24, 2014, 13:23

Brilliant, seeing so many birds.

Gillian Teasdale

Posted on März 24, 2014, 13:22

I have been following your blog and looking forward to you publishing "The Song of Birdgirl"!

Lorna B

Posted on März 24, 2014, 13:22

Your binoculars look amazing. You must have been so pleased with them, to take on such a special trip. Well done to Swarovski for coming to the rescue.

Nimmi Chowdhury

Posted on März 24, 2014, 13:21

Mya, I think you are great seeing all those birds and visiting those places. I'm in my 20's and been to anywhere near that many places.

Victoria Williams

Posted on März 24, 2014, 13:21

All this travel, what an education! I bet your geography is brilliant.

Janet M

Posted on März 24, 2014, 13:20

Where are you going next? Looking forward to hearing about it soon.

Simon Munnery

Posted on März 24, 2014, 13:19

Well done, Mya-Rose, loving your blog and newspaper column. You definitely have the choice of writer or TV presenter or both when you are older.

Soni Ghani

Posted on März 24, 2014, 13:19

Wonderful achievement, looking forward to hearing about the next 3,000 birds.

Samantha jinks

Posted on März 24, 2014, 13:18

Well done mya-rose! I am currently following your blog, you're doing a fantastic job writing these articles. You have reached your goal of 3000 birds(good job) and have know set a goal of 5400 bird-half the number of birds in the world!! Incredible!

Parvez Ghani

Posted on März 24, 2014, 13:18

To have been to South America for all your time and home schooled as well. I bet you came back doing well, with such intelligent parents.

Nimmi

Posted on März 24, 2014, 13:17

What an amazing story, 3000 birds and still 11 years old. You have clearly been working hard on your travels.

Abdul K

Posted on März 24, 2014, 13:16

What an amazing story, 3000 birds and still 11 years old. You have clearly been working hard on your travels.

Sham Khan

Posted on März 24, 2014, 13:16

Fantastic blog, very informative and funny at the same time. I look forward to hearing a lot more about your mum and her lateness.

Tanny M

Posted on März 24, 2014, 13:15

I am sure all this travel has taught you so much that school can not. It shows through in your blog.

Momotaj Chowdhury

Posted on März 24, 2014, 13:15

Mya, you are an inspiration to us all. Brilliant stuff!

Sarah M

Posted on März 24, 2014, 13:14

Well done Swarovski for writing this piece and repairing her bins for free. She is a star will go far for you.

Phil Fry

Posted on März 24, 2014, 13:13

Brilliant that you have seen so many different birds. Hope you can see them all in your lifetimes, what an achievement that would be.

Ian Crosgill

Posted on März 24, 2014, 13:12

You, little girl, are a star and I am sure that we will be seeing you on TV some time soon presenting a wildlife programme.

Hazel sen

Posted on März 24, 2014, 13:12

Mya-rose I have recently watched your Itv news interviews. Thought you were brilliant on there. Well done

Rezaul Chowdhury

Posted on März 24, 2014, 13:12

I know you have bird watched in Bangladesh, which is fantastic. Hope you carry on with things.

Fiona Lawrence

Posted on März 24, 2014, 13:12

Mya-Rose, I have been reading your blog and am really enjoying your tales. Keep up the writing.

Nadim Ahmed

Posted on März 24, 2014, 13:11

Great that you have been to so many places at such a young age, I'm looking forward to hearing where you go next.

Jumana Ahmed

Posted on März 24, 2014, 13:10

Mya-Rose, saw the recording of you on the ITV news and thought you came across really articulate and knowledgeable. No signs of nervousness at all. Well done.

Sorwar Ahmed

Posted on März 24, 2014, 13:09

Wow, amazing that you have seen so many birds, a lot more than me. Well done.

Adul Wasey

Posted on März 24, 2014, 13:08

Exciting times, so much TV and media coverage...Well done Swarovski for starting it all off by highlighting Mya's achievements

Nimme Qureshi

Posted on März 24, 2014, 13:07

Fabulous that you have seen so many birds and travelled so widely. You obviously appreciate the opportunities that you have had.

Ben Wood

Posted on März 24, 2014, 12:53

Mya-Rose, I think it's great what you've done. I'm the same age and haven't been anywhere like that.

Mark Wood

Posted on März 24, 2014, 12:48

Brilliant to have been to so many places at you age. Well done!

Rachel Wood

Posted on März 24, 2014, 12:46

I can't believe you have seen 3,000 birds. What an achievement!

Alise Parsons

Posted on März 24, 2014, 12:40

Fantastic to have been to so many countries. I've travelled quite a bit but not until I was 18 years, so you are really lucky.

Len Bridges

Posted on März 24, 2014, 12:35

Mya, I saw your article in the Bath Chronicle, which was lovely and such a great photo.

James Taber

Posted on März 24, 2014, 08:40

Well done!

Alice Tabor

Posted on März 24, 2014, 08:39

Well done Mya, I had no idea what you get up to.

Mark Tabor

Posted on März 24, 2014, 08:38

Machu Picchu, one of the places I would like to go. Lucky you.

Nicki Tabor

Posted on März 24, 2014, 08:35

It is wonderful what you have achieved, keep it up.

Katy Abbott

Posted on März 24, 2014, 01:57

Fabulous that you have seen 3,000 birds and very inspiring.

Phillip Durbin

Posted on März 23, 2014, 23:18

Fabulous that you have seen so many birds...3,000 that is brilliant. Well done.

Constantine Emanuel

Posted on März 23, 2014, 23:16

Fantastic places you have gone to and enjoyed. It must have been hard seeing all those birds and animals, well done.

Paolo Madeddu

Posted on März 23, 2014, 23:14

Wow, what an achievement. Well done, little Mya!

Peggy Edwards

Posted on März 23, 2014, 23:11

You have done extremely well to have done so much in your young life, well done.

Anthony Edwards

Posted on März 23, 2014, 23:10

Brilliant that you have seen so many birds, that's almost a third of the birds of the world. I have visited lots of places now, but had to wait until I was retired!

Nick Pavey

Posted on März 23, 2014, 23:07

Well done Mya-Rose, you have had such amazing opportunities to see the world and bird, which you have grasped. I am looking forward to hearing more of your tales soon.

Amanda Crawford

Posted on März 23, 2014, 23:02

Mya-Rose, I really think that you have inspired the parents on this village to take their children travelling. I am certainly inspired!

Fergus Crawford

Posted on März 23, 2014, 13:23

Mya-Rose you have had enormous opportunities in your life, that you have clearly made the most of. It is great that you have brought that "worldly wiseness" back to your classmates at Ubley School. well done.

Shamha

Posted on März 22, 2014, 22:25

Well done, im so jealous 😱 you've travelled to so many places! I hope all goes well for you :)

Nazma Lais

Posted on März 22, 2014, 21:49

Fantastic work Mya ! Your such an inspiring young girl. Looking forward to what you have planned next !!!

Sameera Lais

Posted on März 22, 2014, 21:46

Wow Mya!!! its amazing what you can achieve at such a young age! Congrtulation and keep up the fab work !!

Rex Chapman

Posted on März 22, 2014, 15:47

Well done Mya-Rose, coming from a small Somerset village to see so much.

Janice Chapman

Posted on März 22, 2014, 15:46

What a lovely article about an interesting girl. You have had a fabulous opportunity and have fully enjoyed it.

Caroline Owst

Posted on März 22, 2014, 15:38

Brilliant, I wish I had done as much as you.

Sue Owst

Posted on März 22, 2014, 15:37

Well done for seeing so many birds.

Andrew Owst

Posted on März 22, 2014, 15:36

I am impressed with where you have been in the world. We have visited a lot of places, but not as many as you.

Jon Baker

Posted on März 22, 2014, 15:05

Brilliant to have seen so many birds and animals.

Rachel Baker

Posted on März 22, 2014, 15:04

Wow, what an achievement. Well done.

Glenn Adams

Posted on März 22, 2014, 15:02

Great achievement. Keep it up and you may see almost all the species of the world.

Zena Adams

Posted on März 22, 2014, 15:00

Mya-Rose, I am sure you are going to go far. You will be perfect to be the next David Attenborough, a mega star. Well-done and keep it up.

harry russell

Posted on März 22, 2014, 13:33

You are amazing can I have your auto graph

Andy Payne

Posted on März 22, 2014, 09:51

Keep birding Mya...Well done on a fantastic blog!

Emma Payne

Posted on März 22, 2014, 09:50

Well done Mya...fantastic! Keep up the good work!

Andy Musgrove

Posted on März 22, 2014, 08:46

Hi Mya - you do lead an exciting life! I hear you're coming over to see us at the BTO soon - will be great to see you! I hope we can get you and your parents using BirdTrack very soon when we launch the new global data entry webpage! We can really start getting all those birding trips of yours put to good use - lots of data for science and conservation.

Mike Jenkins

Posted on März 22, 2014, 00:28

You're living what would have been my dream as a child Mya, wonderful places, and wonderful birds thru the eyes of someone passionate about birds unreservedly. Some can’t see that? Who ever gave a crap about what morons think anyway?

afifa karim chowdhury

Posted on März 21, 2014, 16:51

Well done maya.congrats

Saheda Begum

Posted on März 21, 2014, 16:12

Fantastic, to see so many birds.

Ashfaq Chowdhury

Posted on März 21, 2014, 16:04

Well done Mya-Rose for your achievement. Keep it up.

Omar Chowdhury

Posted on März 21, 2014, 16:03

Wow, great you have seen and done so much. Well done!

Lily Chowdhury

Posted on März 21, 2014, 16:00

Well done Mya, you are an inspiration to us all. Keep it up.

Moshud Chowdhury

Posted on März 21, 2014, 15:59

Brilliant Mya, keep it up!

Rezina Rahman

Posted on März 21, 2014, 15:56

Wow, what an achievement! I'm looking forward to hearing where you are going next.

Zia Rahman

Posted on März 21, 2014, 15:54

Well done, I wish I'd been to so many places.

Sara Mold

Posted on März 21, 2014, 15:53

Mya-Rose, Good luck with your next 3,000 birds!

Jilu Ahmed

Posted on März 21, 2014, 15:49

Brilliant, to see so many birds!

Rasik Quraishi

Posted on März 21, 2014, 15:48

Wow, how great you are!

Husnara Ahmed

Posted on März 21, 2014, 15:44

Wow, I'd like to go to some of the places you have been, especially Australia.

Wasik Ahmed

Posted on März 21, 2014, 15:43

Well done. I'm impressed with where you have been and very jealous. Keep it up.

Jayed Ahmed

Posted on März 21, 2014, 15:25

You are an inspiration Mya-Rose, I can't believe what you have achieved.

Mya-Rose Birdgirl Craig

Posted on März 20, 2014, 22:52

Thank you everyone, all the support is amazing. Having so many people care about what I do makes me motivated to see and do more in the future. A special thank you to all my teachers and friends that have commented and encouraged me to do more (yes I will take your letter to Bob Marley's grave in Jamaica, Millie).

duncan walbridge

Posted on März 20, 2014, 22:22

Well done Mya ! fantastic blog ,very jealous of Aussie trip .Looking forward to more ,and maybe seeing you and mum and dad at Portland someday

Michael McKee

Posted on März 20, 2014, 18:50

Well done Mya. 3000 is a fantastic achievement for any birder but to get there at 11 is remarkable. Good luck with getting to Antarctica.

Andy Pym

Posted on März 20, 2014, 17:47

Well done Mya! It's heart-warming to see someone of your generation so passionate. Keep up the good work!

peter forrest

Posted on März 20, 2014, 17:44

hi good to see you last week. keep enjoying your birding. best wishes Pete

Chris Turner

Posted on März 20, 2014, 17:15

Well done - you are an inspiration.

Halima

Posted on März 20, 2014, 00:44

Love what you do Mya, youve travelled to so many places to see these birds im jealous! Keep up the good work x

Gowsh miah

Posted on März 20, 2014, 00:40

Wow, you seem to be doing a wonderful job watching these birds. Keep it up and keep following your dreams.

Mita

Posted on März 20, 2014, 00:37

Well done Mya, you seem to be doing a great job! Truely an inspiration to young girls out there so keep up the good work sweety!

Mita

Posted on März 20, 2014, 00:33

Well done Mya, you've come so far, & to do something like this is an inspiritation to other young girls! Keep up the good work, :)

Alison Pavey

Posted on März 19, 2014, 23:30

Wow, Congratulations Mya! You've already been on such an incredible journey and I look forward to hearing where your birding will take you next. Fantastic blog, well done!

lizzie

Posted on März 19, 2014, 22:12

Well done Mya u are so good at what u do never give it up

Millie Osborne

Posted on März 19, 2014, 21:41

Haha well done mya I didn't realise you'd been to so many places And don't you worry I'm still writing my letter for bob when u go to Jamaica 😂😋 C u at school Congrats!

Giles Barnes

Posted on März 19, 2014, 17:03

Mya you are a credit to your parents and a fabulous role model to all the young people out here. Most people I know could learn a thing or two from you. Continue telling us about your wonderful adventures. I hope to take my children on adventures like these one day very soon. Giles

Rebecca Barnes

Posted on März 19, 2014, 17:01

Mya, you are such an inspiration to young people out there. I look forward with interest, to each of your blogs, as they also teach me a thing or two! My children love having your blog read to them as it inspires them to think about the world and the environment. Well done, you are a credit to society.

Hugh Harrop

Posted on März 19, 2014, 14:45

Mya - you are a true inspiration to anybody with an interest in birds, wildlife and travelling. Keep up the great work and hopefully see you, Helena and Chris in Shetland again soon.

Tessa Forsyth

Posted on März 19, 2014, 09:47

Well done Mya. Your blog is brilliant and your adventures look amazing. You are an inspiration to all young people. Keep up the good work!

Rahela Mazumdar

Posted on März 18, 2014, 22:27

Well done Mya, such a great achievement at such a young age. you truley are an inspiration for young girls.

Shalima Raza

Posted on März 18, 2014, 17:11

Well done Mya, an amazing achievement at only 11! You've got great things ahead of you, can't wait to hear more about your adventures. I wish you all the best x

Dewan Murshed Raza

Posted on März 18, 2014, 17:04

Congratulations on all your achievements Mya-Rose. You're such an inspiring young lady! Wish you all the best in the future!

Dewan Murshed Raza

Posted on März 18, 2014, 17:03

Congratulations on all your achievements Mya-Rose. You're such an inspiring young lady! Wish you all the best in the future!

Rafail Syed

Posted on März 18, 2014, 16:29

That is such an accomplishment for a young girl. I can't believe how much Mya has already achieved, seeing over 3000 different bird species! Hope to hear more about you and your achievements in the future. Good luck, and keep it up!

Kareema Quraishi

Posted on März 18, 2014, 16:18

I think this is such a great achievement for a young girl, and it shows great maturity to have such dedication and passion for birdwatching. Keep up the good work! x

Yoav Perlman

Posted on März 18, 2014, 13:53

Good luck Mya! Bring your folks over to Israel

Samira

Posted on März 18, 2014, 12:08

I am amazed by the extent of your journeys at such an early age. Bird watching sounds incredibly rewarding. Hope you get to travel further and wider in your conquests! All the best! :)

Margaret Westropp

Posted on März 18, 2014, 11:41

Great work. I'd love to been to some of those places.

Karen Lobley

Posted on März 18, 2014, 11:35

Wow, what a great thing to see all those birds at such a young age. Great.

Robin Hicks

Posted on März 18, 2014, 11:24

Well done Mya-Rose Birdgirl. Love the piccies of the places you have been and animals you have seen. A massive achievement.

Maria Kent

Posted on März 18, 2014, 11:14

Wow, I can't believe how many places you have been to. I bet your Spanish is good.

Jane Chamberlain

Posted on März 18, 2014, 11:13

Well done Mya, seeing all those birds and going to all those places.

Tye Janes

Posted on März 18, 2014, 11:11

Brilliant animals you have seen as well as birds. Well done.

Sasha

Posted on März 18, 2014, 06:02

Wow, keep up the dedication! I'm sure your bird-watching will take you to many more special places all over the world.

shumy

Posted on März 18, 2014, 01:06

welldone mya! you should be very proud..great achievement at such a young age xx

Sherry Dufferty

Posted on März 18, 2014, 00:06

Well done, for having the patience to see so many birds.

Val Salmon

Posted on März 18, 2014, 00:05

I am really impressed that Mya-Rose has seen so many birds and is so interested. I am sure she will go far in the birding world.

Sophia

Posted on März 17, 2014, 20:56

Super cool

Sarah

Posted on März 17, 2014, 20:55

Really well done

Asif Hussain

Posted on März 17, 2014, 20:09

Wow, inspiring work Mya!

Anwar Hussain

Posted on März 17, 2014, 20:07

Keep up that passion Mya, very inspiring and adventurous thing to be doing! Wish you all the best for the future!

Nipa Chaudhury

Posted on März 17, 2014, 20:05

Wow, inspiring work Mya! What a wonderful thing to be doing at such a young age!

Aydin Ahmed

Posted on März 17, 2014, 19:42

Brilliant work for such a young girl amazing expertise! I hope to see you with your own wildlife show in the future!

Rattan choudhury

Posted on März 17, 2014, 19:40

Keep looking after those birds! Great work!

Taposh choudhury

Posted on März 17, 2014, 19:39

Simply fantastic work! Keep it up!

Murad Ali

Posted on März 17, 2014, 19:38

Brilliant work! Great talent at such a young age!

Lubna choudhury

Posted on März 17, 2014, 19:25

Excellent work so fascinating to read! Keep up the good work x

Shamim Qureshi

Posted on März 17, 2014, 16:05

Outstanding phenomenon - one of a kind, absolutely incredible. Your achievements are even greater taken into account of your age and expertise. Bravo!

Zakir Hussain

Posted on März 17, 2014, 16:01

What an achievement at a such an young age. Mya-Rose, you are a one of a kind. Go 'Bird Girl' - the world is your canvass and you are the artist

Aneesah Rashid

Posted on März 17, 2014, 13:27

I'm sure you'll be taking good care of those Swarokski's wherever you go birding, keep up that passion Mya! :)

Sa khan

Posted on März 17, 2014, 09:49

Congratulation great achievement

Hasan Matin

Posted on März 17, 2014, 09:46

Fantastic achievement !!

Sharon Wahab

Posted on März 17, 2014, 00:11

What a wonderful achievement Mya-Rose! Very much looking forward to reading more of your blog. Keep up the great work.

Gertrude Wahab

Posted on März 16, 2014, 22:50

It's amazing that someone so young could have seen so many birds and showing so much passion. Well done and I look forward to seeing Mya-Rose on TV in the future.

Mohammed Adel Chowdhury

Posted on März 16, 2014, 22:29

It's really refreshing to see such passion and enthusiasm in someone so young, and by the looks of things Mya's already experienced some fascinating adventures! It puts someone like me to shame at how little I step outside and actually reflect on the nature around me.

Christine Rahman

Posted on März 16, 2014, 22:19

Maya is an extra ordinary girl of her age as a bird watcher I wish her all the best.

Tazmin

Posted on März 16, 2014, 22:08

This is wonderful Mya! Keep up the good work :)

Enam sheikh

Posted on März 16, 2014, 21:00

This is excellent new, well done very proud of you!

Kamal and Lina

Posted on März 16, 2014, 20:01

What a great person with such a great hobby.

Emma Richardson

Posted on März 16, 2014, 18:35

It is very inspiring to hear everything that you have achieved Mya! An you're only 11!! I look forward to hearing about more of your adventures around the world!

Oliver Lee

Posted on März 16, 2014, 16:09

Great work Mya! Sounds like you are doing very well and having a lot of fun too. Keep it up!

Ibadur Rahman

Posted on März 16, 2014, 13:15

Very inspiring,for someone so young to have travelled around the world to follow her passion,good luck in future expeditions!!!

Pappu

Posted on März 16, 2014, 12:02

Congratulation, Great job Mya- rose, what a wonderful achievement

Shahab Rahman Chowdhury

Posted on März 13, 2014, 13:58

Well Done Mya Rose, Great Young Talented Girl

Rahima

Posted on März 12, 2014, 23:43

Excellent dedication Mya! Brilliant achievement's at such a young age! Keep up the good work! x

Mahmuda

Posted on März 12, 2014, 23:23

Wow this is all good life experiences and you are going to grow up into a caring young lady. Well done Mya x

Husna begum

Posted on März 12, 2014, 22:06

Well done Mya ,you've done us proud. Really pleased for you hard work always pays off :-)

kym Russell

Posted on März 12, 2014, 21:09

A inspiration,well done

Maisha Hussain

Posted on März 12, 2014, 21:04

Wow, what a wonderful thing to be doing at your age! It sounds like lots of fun and I hope you enjoyed the unique experience you've had!

Labib

Posted on März 12, 2014, 18:58

Well done Mya Rose

Nayeem Ahmed Qureshi

Posted on März 12, 2014, 18:13

Well done maya.Keep it up.

Shehrin

Posted on März 12, 2014, 17:53

Great job done, Maya. Keep going and make everyone proud of you.

Bobby Rahman

Posted on März 12, 2014, 13:49

It is great to see Mya-Rose have such an expert knowledge on birds at such a young age. I am impressed with how much she has achieved so far. Keep Going Mya-Rose!

Abdul Haque

Posted on März 12, 2014, 13:44

Very proud of this new young talent!

Mary Rahman

Posted on März 12, 2014, 13:43

What an inspiring young girl with a bright future! Well done Mya-Rose!

Simon Bishop

Posted on März 12, 2014, 13:26

Mya's dedication to what she loves best is an inspiration to all of us. Hopefully she can go on to become a great ambassador for our theatened wildlife, and remind us that the natural world not only provides us with the raw materials we need for our lives, but is also vital for our emotional and spiritual wellbeing.

Shamuna

Posted on März 12, 2014, 10:48

That is fantastic! What a lucky girl getting to see the world at her age. Keep it up Mya-Rose!

gill

Posted on März 11, 2014, 23:44

This girl is going to be the next BIG thing in wildlife especially in birding. She has it all as her recent interviews has shown. David Attenborough has gas a brilliant run, but it's time for Birdgirl to work with him so the naturalist community can move forward. Our future ion this planet relies on people like David and Birdgirl ( Mya Rose) Hopefully those with the resources will encourage and support those with the PASSION

Koyes

Posted on März 08, 2014, 02:11

Congratulations and well done Mya on such incredible achievements - it's all very impressive for someone so young, and credit to you and your family for the fantastic work! Look forward to hearing more about your amazing adventures in the future - all the best. :-)

ALEJANDRO TELLO

Posted on März 07, 2014, 03:28

Dear Mya, it was so great met you when you visited Peru and make me happy to know you keep your passion for the birds. You are a very impressed girl. Congratulations

Fathema

Posted on März 06, 2014, 01:42

Wow.. Such big achievements for such a young girl, you should be very proud of yourself. Thank you for sharing your journey. All the very best for your future adventures! :-)

Farhana

Posted on März 04, 2014, 20:23

Your dedication is a lesson for us all Mya. You've done so well already, having seen over 3000 birds already. We look forward to hearing more about your achievements in the future!

Moriom Chaudhury

Posted on März 03, 2014, 21:06

Wow, inspiring work Mya

Shafiq Ahmed

Posted on März 02, 2014, 17:31

Mya we are all proud of you and very impressed. We have watched you on Tv and listened to your interview which was fantastic. Your mum and dad most be very proud of you.Keep up the good work :-)

Syed Ali

Posted on März 02, 2014, 11:52

Such dedication is quite inspiring.

Kamal

Posted on März 01, 2014, 17:12

Amazing achievements at such a young age. Look forward to reading more about your future adventures!

Syeda N Haque

Posted on März 01, 2014, 15:18

WOW an Amazing acheivement at such a young age - Very Proud - Will defo be following your Bird watching journey through your blogging. All the best :) xoxo

Nadiya

Posted on März 01, 2014, 14:49

Wow, Mya

S Cheeke

Posted on Februar 28, 2014, 12:30

Wow Mya-Rose. Congrats on your achievements this far, and here's to more to come!

John Hemsley

Posted on Februar 27, 2014, 19:53

It is a fantastic interest to have - wherever you are in the world, there is always something to watch. Two suggestions for your next possible venture: Go to Longenot (Northern Kenya) and watch the Lammergeier flying around the 4,000 ft cliffs (location Odeg43’ 14’’N/37deg34’28”E); or try Akrotiri, NW Cyprus to see Elenora's Falcon, a rare bird which only breeds in the autumn. Good hunting.

Atik

Posted on Februar 27, 2014, 12:08

Your dedication, enthusiasm and insight are really inspiring. If birding Oscars were given for a job well done, I'd nominate you Mya! Congratulations for your fantastic achievement.

Samirul Islam Pir

Posted on Februar 26, 2014, 00:44

Amazing; keep up the good work! Fascinating with this achievement!

Dave Richardson

Posted on Februar 25, 2014, 21:47

Mya, Well done on spotting over 3,000 different birds – what an achievement. It must have been hard work with so much travelling, early morning starts etc, but you must surely have seen and learned so much – keep it going!

Diego Calderon (COLOMBIA Birding)

Posted on Februar 25, 2014, 21:19

Mya, keep up the good work on birding as far as you enjoy it... many things to do in life and this is a SUPERB one... smiles and hugs from Colombia! your friend, Diego.

Mr A Loynton (CVS)

Posted on Februar 24, 2014, 13:08

Mya, Congratulations again for your efforts with this. It is absolutely superb. I did request that a postcard be sent home for you from school, on my behalf, at the end of January. I hope you received it. It is amazing to hear about the diverse species you have seen, and the incredible places you have travelled - you know I am envious! Your skills would have been particularly useful when we took a group of A-Level students to the Honduran Rainforest a few years ago. On one of our excursion days we monitored some beautiful species of humming bird with a research scientist, and although she had a huge identification book it still only covered the particular rainforest we were staying in. Best wishes for all your endeavours in the future with everything 'Natural World'. Mr Loynton

Salvadora Morales

Posted on Februar 22, 2014, 14:37

Congratulation Mya...We need more girl like you in the tropics

Luca Leonard

Posted on Februar 17, 2014, 22:39

Well done Mya, keep up the impressive work!

Bob laughton

Posted on Februar 17, 2014, 19:50

Hi Mya lovely to hear you are still enjoying your birding and getting on so well 3000 eh marvelous looking forward to seeing you and Mum+ Dad in the field soon all the very best Bob

Paola

Posted on Februar 17, 2014, 16:49

Hi Mya, I still remember that amazing Tropical Birding trip to Napo Wildlife Center in Ecuador with you, your family and my husband Andrés. I have a pair of binos similar than yours. Enjoy it very much. I Hope to see you soon and go birding in the southern Ecuador to visit the Jocotoco reserves. Hugs! Paola

Sam Richardson

Posted on Februar 17, 2014, 15:04

Congratulations Mya it looks like you have a great time travelling around to see these birds, I would love to go to the same places as where you are in the pictures above!

Animal Rescue Team, Inc

Posted on Februar 17, 2014, 05:16

Keep up the good work Mya. Thank you for all our rescued wildlife. Julia Di Sieno founder, and co director or www.animalrescueteam.net in California.

Raquib Khandker

Posted on Februar 16, 2014, 21:04

It is amazing that you have seen so many birds. I heard you in your radio interviews, you did well with the bird songs they threw at you. Well done!

Lily Khandker

Posted on Februar 16, 2014, 21:02

Mya-Rose you are amazining. I saw you on ITV West news and you were a pro. So confident and knowledgeable. You are going to be a big star.

Ziaul Islam

Posted on Februar 16, 2014, 18:45

Congrats a lot little buddy!!! Please do come to Bangladesh. I will show you some new birds with my twin daughters. Keep it up, please. Thanks

edwin meneses

Posted on Februar 16, 2014, 18:10

hi. mya. i´ve been with you in bolivia, remember? i did help you to wath the ARA GLAUCOGULARIS (paraba barba azul) endemic in beni, bolivia. i feel happy for the article that talks about your trip. its amazing all the experience that you had get from all america... best regards from trinidad bolivia i will try to send you a picture the day before you left the reserve

Juma Chowdhury

Posted on Februar 16, 2014, 17:52

It was really nice to know & hope you travel all round the world.

Murshed and Shalie

Posted on Februar 16, 2014, 11:40

Well done Mya! Wish you all the best

Avery Bartels

Posted on Februar 16, 2014, 06:29

Hi mya, I remember birding with you in Colombia. It was great to be a part of your march to get past 3000! I wish you all the best in the future which I am sure will be bright. Here's to you and your next 3000!

Raffee

Posted on Februar 15, 2014, 20:56

Mya, it is great that you have seen so many birds. it must have been so much easier with such a good pair of binoculars. I feel so proud of you, and also proud to be one of your cousins...!!! Keep up the good work and we pray for you...!!!

Kenn Kaufman

Posted on Februar 15, 2014, 20:38

Well done, Mya-Rose! As you've seen for yourself, travel can be incredibly educational. And when you travel to seek birds, it gets you away from the tourist spots and out into areas where you can really learn about geography, ecosystems, climate, natural resources, and biology, as well as the lives and customs of the local people. So your 3000-plus bird species represent a huge amount of education that you've earned already! Kudos to your parents for having the wisdom to see the value in this travel, and kudos to Swarovski for being supportive of your quest. We will look forward to hearing about your further adventures!

Samie Ahmed

Posted on Februar 15, 2014, 18:10

Great job! It's great to see such passion and dedication in someone so young. Along with seeing the wonder of nature and ita diversity, you got a chance to travel to amazing places. Keep it up 😁

Dougie Preston

Posted on Februar 15, 2014, 18:04

Pretty awesome for someone so young, makes my listing attempts look feeble! :-) ............. The potential for a mega list and some fantastic experiences is making me and probably lots of others very jelouse indeed. Keep up the good work lass!

Mandy Richardson

Posted on Februar 15, 2014, 16:21

Wow! If you've achieved this in your first 11 years, what will the next 11 bring? Well done Mya!

Israt Jahan

Posted on Februar 15, 2014, 15:54

Well done,Mya-Rose. 3000 birds you have already seen! amaizing! So proud of you. Keep it up Mya. Hope oneday you will cross 10000. Best wishes.........

Nafis Zubayyer

Posted on Februar 15, 2014, 15:35

Great going Mya. That's an amazing achievement at such an early age. All the best to your future endeavors.

Salim

Posted on Februar 15, 2014, 14:52

Excellent dedication and perseverance Mya! It's amazing that you get to travel the world and see thousands of birds in various settings! Keep up the great work!

Brian Gibbs

Posted on Februar 15, 2014, 13:16

Well done Mya Rose, I only wish I could have started as young as you. Like others have said the next couple of thousand will be easy!!

Miles

Posted on Februar 15, 2014, 12:00

Wow, Congratulations from Colombia Mya!

Aal Maruf Russell

Posted on Februar 15, 2014, 11:29

Very impressive! Great work Mya!

Menxiu Tong

Posted on Februar 15, 2014, 11:19

Amazing achievement Mya! Keep going!

Marta Bormioli

Posted on Februar 15, 2014, 11:14

Mya! Well done! I hope your next trip will be Southern Africa so we can go wirdwatching together! Enjoy your passion! ciao Marta

Calum Scott

Posted on Februar 15, 2014, 11:13

Well done Mya keep up the good work what adventures you have had and at such an early age......you are the Indiana Jones of the birding world! Great to see you love your Swarovski's so much and that the company fixed them for you for free when they were damaged...their after sales care is so good and is just one of the reasons why I switched to them after using another popular brand for years!

FINCA SANTA MARTA, TRUJILLO, SPAIN

Posted on Februar 15, 2014, 10:20

Great achievement Mya, congratulations, I will talk about your blog to our birdwatchers guest, that are many. Best wishes,

Jonathan Meyrav Birds and Birding

Posted on Februar 15, 2014, 08:57

You are fortunate to live a great life, full of adventures and achievments some people will never accomplish in a lifetime. Bird on Mya and give your parents a great hug for they are giving you the gift to explore and live life to the fullest.

Steve Mills

Posted on Februar 15, 2014, 00:58

Who says young people don't have enthusiasm,commitment and patience? Your dedication has ensured you have made the most of the opportunities and support your family have always provided. Well done Mya-a fantastic achievement!

Sumith

Posted on Februar 14, 2014, 23:02

Well done Mya, amazing achievement and only 7 year old!!! Think what you will achieve in years to come!!!! Wishing you all the best.

Sabina hussain

Posted on Februar 14, 2014, 19:10

Mya-Rose great achievement, and a life full of mini adventures keep us updated on your blog as its most interesting. Your a great role model you truly deserve success, and with such efforts will come greatness :)

Syed Ishteaque Ahmed

Posted on Februar 14, 2014, 09:39

Awesome achievement Mya :) ... it is really fantastic and fascinating that you have already seen 3000 birds out of 10,500. Surely I will tag along with you for finding new birds next time you are here in Bangladesh.

Dave Lee

Posted on Februar 14, 2014, 05:56

What a fantastic achievement, Mya! It shows great dedication and perseverance. I'm in Australia at present trying to catch up with you - I've only about 2950 sightings to go.

Samiul Mohsanin

Posted on Februar 14, 2014, 01:02

Keep it up Mya! So good to see this. Very best wishes...

Maria

Posted on Februar 13, 2014, 23:30

Well done Mya. You must have got standing still and staying quiet down to a fine art!

C Finch

Posted on Februar 13, 2014, 15:29

Well done Mya. We love birding too but ours is on a much smaller scale! Amazing.

S Bull

Posted on Februar 13, 2014, 07:41

A great customer service story Swarovski & well done Mya. What an amazing hobby Mya. Sounds like you have been to fascinating places & seen fascinating birds.

Sayam Chowdhury

Posted on Februar 13, 2014, 04:15

Great going Mya! So proud that a Bangladeshi girl saw 3000 species, Spoon-billed Sandpiper and Masked Finfoot are waiting to greet you here!

Shishir Rahman

Posted on Februar 12, 2014, 22:54

Very impressive Maya

Suvon

Posted on Februar 12, 2014, 22:08

Great to see someone so young with a passion & sharing it with the world. Keep @ it 'birdgirl'

Hugo

Posted on Februar 12, 2014, 21:59

Very impressive! Looking forward to hearing about your further adventures!

sabrina chowdhury

Posted on Februar 12, 2014, 21:55

Congratulation Mya, What an amazing achievement to reach 3000th bird at such a young aged.

Ben

Posted on Februar 12, 2014, 20:27

Fantastic effort Mya, I'm so pleased to hear about you getting to 3,000, hopefully many more to follow in the future, keep it up!

Dan

Posted on Februar 12, 2014, 20:16

Wow! Great work Mya! Sure you've got many more birds and travels to come.

Tarekthefox

Posted on Februar 12, 2014, 18:08

Well done Bird Girl.. That is quite an archevement the only time I came close to seeing 3000 different species was during a bank holiday sale of a new shopping centre.. Keep it up Hun and smash records

Tanzila

Posted on Februar 12, 2014, 17:30

Well done on getting to 3000 species! Keep up the good work I hope you continue to see many more species with your swarokski's.

Marc

Posted on Februar 12, 2014, 12:43

Wow Mya - you've only been alive for 4,000 or so days and you're already at 3,000 birds! Please do come and visit us next time you are in Australia.

Julie Thomas

Posted on Februar 11, 2014, 22:43

Very interested to discover what great quality binoculars you have Mya. It must make such a difference to your enjoyment and views of birds. Guess it is really so good that they are so light and easy to carry around too. Well done for getting to 3,000 and can't wait to hear about your next trip.

Andrew Kinghorn

Posted on Februar 11, 2014, 21:35

Good to see someone so keen at such a young age, this is the reason myself and others set up the Next Generation Birders on Facebook (and soon internet). Swarovski are a great company, I would not be without my 10x42 EL's, great for my bird survey work and my personal birding. The best binoculars on the market by far, no doubt about it at all!

Helena Craig

Posted on Februar 11, 2014, 19:20

Mya-Rose, your ability to pick up ID features and remember bird calls is amazing. A result of your hard work in the field. I am really proud of you. It has been hard work getting to 3,000 and the result of long days of full-on birding and lots of effort for each and every bird. Well done!

Martin M

Posted on Februar 10, 2014, 20:51

3000 species! Must have been awesome seeing that haul of birds Mya-Rose. Best of luck with getting to Antarctica.

gary hughes

Posted on Februar 09, 2014, 23:46

well done young lady on your brilliant birding adventure,and your only 11 crikey you carry on like this you will be the worlds and britains top lister when all the old men and ladies are past it!keep it going birdgirl

Nasima and family

Posted on Februar 09, 2014, 19:07

Congratulations "Birdgirl" on such a fantastic achievement!! An inspiration to everyone. You should be very proud of yourself. Keep watching.....

Shehla

Posted on Februar 09, 2014, 02:03

Amazing! What an achievement at such a young age.

Stephen Curtis

Posted on Februar 07, 2014, 22:53

I first met Chris on Scilly in 1984 -Well Pre Mya - So I have known the family for a Long Time & all of them are very keen Birders - I cannot believe Mya has hit 3000 Fab - Well Well Done -from a big Craig Family fan.

Sonia

Posted on Februar 07, 2014, 16:14

Well done Mya. You are an inspiration xx

Steve Preddy

Posted on Februar 07, 2014, 12:04

Hi Mya. Congratulations on your milestone: what a great set of life experiences to have had at such a young age. It's always nice to bump into you and Helena and Chris and hear about your latest news ... and now I can do that without leaving my house. Wherever your birding takes you next, have a great time.

John C

Posted on Februar 07, 2014, 01:20

What a wonderful mission to have- awesome adventures, wonderful pictures, lasting memories, great parents and of course the right Swarovski equipment for the job! Good luck Mya-Rose!

James W

Posted on Februar 07, 2014, 00:56

Nice article about you, Mya, and well done on the 3,000! We need more keen young birders, so you're doing a great job. Perhaps birding will become 'cool' at last - or is that too much to hope for?

Roger Musgrove

Posted on Februar 06, 2014, 21:40

Well done on reaching such a milestone at such a young age Mya-Rose, hopefully see out in the field in Somerset in the spring. You've been birding in countries I'll never get a chance to visit so I'm very envious.

simon Davies

Posted on Februar 06, 2014, 20:12

Good work Mya - You've seen more bird species than I have that's for sure!!

Chris Gooddie

Posted on Februar 06, 2014, 17:15

Go Mya! Congratulations on seeing 3,000 already, I hope the total includes a few pittas ;) Chris G

Will

Posted on Februar 03, 2014, 23:10

Hi Mya 3,000 birds they must be good binoculars - keep going

Aunty Pen

Posted on Februar 03, 2014, 23:06

So proud of my beautiful niece and love reading and listening to the stories of all the amazing adventures she has been on.

Graeme davies

Posted on Februar 03, 2014, 21:12

Well done Mya Rose, great to see someone so young enjoying wildlife so much.

Mike B

Posted on Februar 03, 2014, 18:28

Well done Mya. For someone who has seen so much in such little time, I am sure you have a huge amount of information to share and, no doubt, this will be evident on the launch of your blog on Birds and Conservation which I believe you are intending to do any time now. I am sure it will appeal to many.

Nina Lewis

Posted on Februar 03, 2014, 16:27

Wow Mya, what an achievement! You should definitely share your experiences with the rest of 7W we would all love to hear about your adventures. Well done, you should feel very proud.

Sarah Wilde

Posted on Februar 03, 2014, 15:21

Mya-Rose- I remember your poor old dad going straight off to bird early every New Year's day longer ago than I care to remember. Great to see that he and your mum haven't put you off and you're keeping up the family tradition! They must be very proud. Well done.

James Packer

Posted on Februar 02, 2014, 17:27

Well done Mya-Rose, and keep going! The next 7000 will be a doddle :-)

Monsur Khan

Posted on Februar 01, 2014, 14:10

What an inspiration! I but Swarovski products because of their quality but now to think that they sponsor this sort of ventures is wonderful. Carry on Mya Rose, what you are doing is very inspirational to the younger generation.

Hugo C

Posted on Februar 01, 2014, 11:40

Well done Mya Rose- you've been to more exciting places in the world and seen more birds in your 11 years than I have in 49! It's wonderful to see someone from the younger generation setting a great example to their contemporaries and friends that there is a real world out there to explore which is infinitely more enjoyable and educational than staying in and playing computer games!

Tom C

Posted on Februar 01, 2014, 11:02

When you pack I suggest you put the binoculars in last so they are at the top of your bag! Happy Birding!

Anne-Katell

Posted on Januar 31, 2014, 21:11

What an amazing adventure !! Very inspiring

Peter Burston

Posted on Januar 31, 2014, 17:20

What an amazing blog! Truly inspiring and so fabulous to see such enthusiasm about birds. Not only have you captured the excitement of each day’s adventures, but you’ve also packed in the details of where you went and what you saw so that it’s a really useful trip report for others to follow in your footsteps.

Bibba Kenny

Posted on Januar 31, 2014, 16:15

What amazing adventures you have had and at such a young age. You are obviously a dedicated birder and deserve many more fabulous trips!

Melanie Defries

Posted on Januar 31, 2014, 16:13

A born and bred birder and great achievement by Mya-Rose, Helena & Chris. Next stop hosting on CBBC?

Nigel Scott

Posted on Januar 31, 2014, 11:59

Keep going, Mya, we need more like you! Tell your friends, tell everyone what pleasure you get from nature.

Julian Thomas

Posted on Januar 31, 2014, 02:29

Hi Mya-Rose! I could embarrass you by saying the first time I saw you, you were just nine days old, being shown off by your proud parents at Chew Valley Lake. But you have grown in so many ways since then, and I followed your family posts during your mega South America trip avidly. I even followed in your footsteps to Queensland (including Mt Hypipamee) last autumn - a brilliant place to bird as you know, and yes, my Swaro scope helped me out a lot. I'm doing all right but Birdgirl rules! - you're still 400+ species ahead of me on World list.

Mishu Jahan

Posted on Januar 30, 2014, 23:24

You are an inspiring 11 yr old and an inspiration for everyone , mainly for the young followers. You deserve every single success in your life ! May this success lead to a greater achievement in the years to come. Congratulations for present and upcoming successes Mya !

Rebecca

Posted on Januar 30, 2014, 22:58

We love reading about your adventures. Keep going Birdgirl!

Paul Brewster

Posted on Januar 30, 2014, 22:06

Well done on number 3000, here's to the next 3000!!! Wouldn't be without my Swaros either :)

Mike Dawson

Posted on Januar 30, 2014, 21:45

Inspiring. We need more young birders to show the rest of us the way. Keep it up.

Maria Chilvers - Country Innovation

Posted on Januar 30, 2014, 21:13

About time we had some young fresh birding talent! Sounds like you had a wonderful experience. Well done!

Chris Bromley

Posted on Januar 30, 2014, 20:56

Mya – you are mega brilliant, anyone who says otherwise give them my number! You are funny, have a clearly genuine personal interest in birding, and come with a phenomenal amount of both knowledge and sheer skill; so your on my team if ever there’s a bird quiz okay ;). Basically all the things you could want in a birder. I am happy to call you a friend. You form an instantly positive impression on everyone who meets you and I really look forward to birding with you and your parents in the future. Prior to speaking to you personally I had a very limited, somewhat diluted interest in the prospect of world birding. One conversation with you later (Bowerbirds) and I am looking forward to putting plans in to place to begin this in the foreseeable future (so expect lots of messages looking for info) Haha! Seriously though, if you were to start a new list of birders that see you in a positive, great light Mya-Rose, I am sure that would be over 3000! P.S. Mya; I’m sure you’ll win Chris and Helena round to the idea of Antarctica in the end, as always ;) looking forward to reading the blog, Chris x

Tristan Reid

Posted on Januar 30, 2014, 20:10

A lovely post with some great photos. It is great to read about a young person with such a passion for birds - keep enjoying the wonders of birds Mya-Rose; they will never fail to entertain, amaze and astound you :-)

Raya & Sharon

Posted on Januar 30, 2014, 19:12

What a wonderful achievement Mya, well done!

David Abbott

Posted on Januar 30, 2014, 18:47

I've known Mya since her parents took her around The Scillies in a push chair, from morning until night, for years, in late October. Some commitment on behalf of the whole family. Believe me!! David Abbott

Fiona

Posted on Januar 30, 2014, 18:28

Hi Mya-Rose, this is a lovely blog and photos. Just wondered whether you saw any Hyacinth Mcaws in Bolivia as I think they are rare (I am not an expert). Antarctica would be fabulous. Hope you get a chance to go. Fiona

Rosie Gaine

Posted on Januar 30, 2014, 17:33

Congratulations Mya-Rose on reaching a amazing achievement of 3000 birds species. Wishing you many happy bird watching years ahead!

Diane

Posted on Januar 30, 2014, 16:50

It's great you have a hobby you feel so passionate about Mya-Rose. And that your blogging to share your experiences with others. Keep it up!

Ralph

Posted on Januar 30, 2014, 14:32

Great photos, particularly like the one in Mach Picchu, as I have a very similar one. Did you walk or take the train?

Drew

Posted on Januar 30, 2014, 10:46

Brilliant! What an inspirational young girl. A great example to all of us.

Axel

Posted on Januar 30, 2014, 08:35

What a great report - look forward to next edition.

Jahan

Posted on Januar 29, 2014, 23:45

Mya-Rose you are so young and yet so talented, well done. Keep up the good work.

Guy MIRGAIN

Posted on Januar 29, 2014, 23:34

Hy Mya, Remember meeting me in Peru 2012 especially during our terrific pelagic trip where we saw so many special birds (even if some people were quite seasick...I think even your mom a little bit...:) I remember you as a delightful overenthusiastic young ladybirder, always with your binoculars around your neck...:) I wish you all the best in your future life and....keep on birding ! Guy from Luxemburg

Carol Mills

Posted on Januar 29, 2014, 21:02

What a fantastic network of birders you now know Mya and the 3000'' bird is so beautiful, you must have been thrilled. I am going to look into your binoculars as I am finding mine heavy if out for a few hours. Breathtaking photos too. How you manage to do all the other none birding things as well is a huge achievement and makes you the lovely well rounded young person you are. Done any bird drawing recently ? Look forward to seeing more of your blog x.

Michelle O' Sullivan

Posted on Januar 29, 2014, 17:18

What a wonderful feat. It will be interesting where this interest and amazing life opportunities will lead.....

H C

Posted on Januar 29, 2014, 15:28

One word "amazing".

Jeff Hazell

Posted on Januar 28, 2014, 20:41

I've met and spoken with Mya in-the-field on several occasions in the UK and she has always struck me as someone who takes her birding and wildlife in general in a serious way. 3,000 bird species - Wow! And just 11, I'm 72 and been birding for 60 years and have seen but 2,040. Keep it up Mya - you are so fortunate. Best wishes, Jeff Hazell - Levelsbirder.

David Bradnum

Posted on Januar 28, 2014, 20:30

Congrats on the 3000 species milestone - pretty good going, and I'm sure you're a long way from finished yet. I'm seriously envious of some of the foreign trips you've already undertaken, and the birds you've seen on them! Keep enjoying all sorts of birding, whether foreign or local, looking at rarities or common species, learning about new birds or enjoying old favourites. And in doing so, hopefully you'll enthuse a lot more people of your generation about birds and conservation. all the best David

Kate Newlyn

Posted on Januar 28, 2014, 20:05

This is wonderful Mya!!!!

Stephanie

Posted on Januar 28, 2014, 19:48

I can't believe that there are so many birds to see - well done you! Brilliant x

Camilla S

Posted on Januar 28, 2014, 18:58

Future Attenborough in the making, me thinks? Well done

Indy

Posted on Januar 28, 2014, 14:38

Well done Mya-Rose - absolutely fantastic achievement. I am sure you are a great inspiration to others. Best of luck with your future adventures.

Hasan

Posted on Januar 28, 2014, 13:45

Mya-Rose... You have done so much in your 11 years, absolutely amazing. More than most of us could hope to do in a life time. Can't wait to see how you progress & grow into a talented young lady. Congratulations!!!

Sam O'Nians

Posted on Januar 28, 2014, 12:02

Amazing Mya-Rose, wow what a true conservationist she is! I am really impressed with her knowledge and commitment to birdwatching. It is people like Mya Rose who can help protect the treasures of our planet. Perhaps a TV programme is forthcoming??!! I hope she gets to Antarctica and beyond with her precious Swarovski Companions! Good luck to Mya-Rose, and happy twitching to her and her passionate birding family. Sam

Jim Shaw

Posted on Januar 28, 2014, 07:20

Well done Mya-Rose, 3,000 bird species, I wasn't aware there were so many to see!

Andy Leggatt

Posted on Januar 28, 2014, 01:34

Well done Mya-Rose.This is a fantastic achievement and one to inspire all birders irrespective of age or gender. I look forward to reading all about your further adventures. Have a great birding year in 2014 and beyond

Dr Rob Lambert

Posted on Januar 27, 2014, 23:16

Wonderful to see Mya-Rose Craig profiled like this. She is a dynamic, intelligent and witty young lady, with a real passion for birds, and a genuine thirst for knowledge. She is, of course, hugely shaped by her parents, two people I am proud to call my friends. Whilst they have opened up doors of adventure, exploration and understanding for their daughter, Mya-Rose herself has seized those opportunities created with vigour, determination and excitement. I wonder which environmental NGO or wildlife conservation charity she will be running in her 30s?

Mike Bailey

Posted on Januar 27, 2014, 22:57

Wow, what am awesome total. Lovely to see you last week at Chew Valley Ringing Station.

DEREK ANGELL

Posted on Januar 27, 2014, 21:40

Nice blog Mya. Hope to see you at the Lake sometime if I ever get this room sorted and decorated. Hopefully a small flock of Marsh Sands on Heron`s with Pratincols this May.

Andy

Posted on Januar 27, 2014, 20:36

Well done Mya on seeing 3000 birds! Amazing amount of experience, keep enjoying it!

Rich Andrews

Posted on Januar 27, 2014, 20:08

Good work Mya! Brilliant to see such enthusiasm - keeping your dad on his toes!

Lucy McRobert

Posted on Januar 27, 2014, 19:35

It's a real privilege to have met you Mya-Rose, and I'm really looking forward to working with you in the future. You're a shining light for the youth birding movement in Britain - not only a skilled birder, but a talented communicator and we need more people like you :) And if anyone tries to tell you different, send 'em my way ;)

Lipi Ahmed

Posted on Januar 27, 2014, 18:59

Wow! This is fantastic Mya-Rose. It is such a joy to see somenone as young as you interested in nature and wildlife. Do you have pictures of all 3000 species? What's next for you? Your own bird santuary?! Happy blogging!

Gary Thoburn

Posted on Januar 27, 2014, 17:09

Mya-Rose, you are a very lucky girl! I thought i had done some travelling, but you have got 30+ years on me!! Keep enjoying your birding, I'm sure you will, it will keep you busy & happy forever, especially as you keep count......3,000 already! Sure i will bump into you and mum & dad somewhere soon, Chew maybe?

Jasper

Posted on Januar 27, 2014, 15:30

Great Pics!! Hope to see more keep up the good work! p.s i'm Ayyub mate

Ayyub Chowdhury

Posted on Januar 27, 2014, 15:28

Great photos.

Paul Bowerman

Posted on Januar 27, 2014, 13:49

Well done Mya-Rose. Really great to see someone enjoying birding at such a young age.

Katharine Rider

Posted on Januar 27, 2014, 13:14

Wonderful photos. It's great to know that a young woman like Mya-Rose is interested in nature and especially birds.

JimLawrence

Posted on Januar 27, 2014, 12:31

It's great to read about your continuing wildlife adventures Mya-Rose. Birding has provided me with a lifelong journey of discovery since I was a tiny child, so it is great to see you sharing your experiences and helping inspire another generation to get into birding too.

Rebecca Riddy

Posted on Januar 27, 2014, 12:28

Your trip sounds like an amazing experience! Rebecca

Stuart

Posted on Januar 27, 2014, 12:01

Mya, congratulations on seeing 3000 species at such a young age, good luck with the next 3000!

Desdemona Bradshaw

Posted on Januar 27, 2014, 11:51

Mya Rose we are so impressed by all that you have achieved with your birding at such a young age. What an adventurous and interesting life you lead!

Maria Barnes

Posted on Januar 27, 2014, 10:28

Excellent work Mya - it's all very exciting and I'm expecting to see you in your own documentary in a few years time.

Ed Drewitt

Posted on Januar 27, 2014, 10:23

Super story Mya-Rose and a relief Swarovski were able to help! And what brilliant birds and other wildlife you have seen. Hoping to get out to Peru next year and begin catching up!

Jennifer Ahmed

Posted on Januar 27, 2014, 08:50

Congratulations Mya-Rose! Wonderful opportunity for you to explore wildlife and the natural world - so many of us take for granted these days. Well done.

Steve

Posted on Januar 27, 2014, 01:52

Awesome photos, look forward to seeing and reading more about your adventures.

Andres Vasquez

Posted on Januar 27, 2014, 00:33

I had the great luck to guide Mya and her dad and mom during their visit to Ecuador; it was a great trip with almost 700 spp recorded in about 22 days. Mya spotted the Andean Condor and several other nice birds. I will never forget her beautiful smile when she would see a species she wanted. She for sure will be one of the greatest birders of our generation. Andres Vasquez - Tropical Birding Tours

Mrs P Graham

Posted on Januar 26, 2014, 23:27

Well done, unbelievable great advert for Swarokski's

Ruhel miah

Posted on Januar 26, 2014, 23:04

Excellent job you did so far Mya Rose.Your parents must be proud of you.

Barbara Brown

Posted on Januar 26, 2014, 19:10

Inspiring! Mya-Rose you are an amazing example to us all!!

Helen Proudman

Posted on Januar 26, 2014, 18:40

Wow Mya what amazing work seeing your 3000th bird species at such a young age...it looks like you and Swarowski are a great team. Keep it up and looking forward to your blog.

Jennie ireland

Posted on Januar 26, 2014, 18:05

What a wonderful way for an 11 year old girl to spend her time - keep going Mya Rose

Rachel S

Posted on Januar 26, 2014, 17:27

Inspirational, for one so young to be so dedicated and with such enthusiasm

neil

Posted on Januar 26, 2014, 15:28

amazing pictures keep up the good work

nikki

Posted on Januar 26, 2014, 15:24

well done mya, keep up the good work! xxxxx

Khaled

Posted on Januar 26, 2014, 15:07

Wow 3000 birds at only 11 years of age! You are certainly putting those Swarovski Optik binoculars to good use. Keep up the great work .

Neil, Sally & Matthew Cridge

Posted on Januar 26, 2014, 14:26

Very impressive Mya-Rose so nice to see a young person so commited to nature and our surroundings. Some amazing places you have visited and looking forward to reading and seeing some future blogs from your next adventure, Antarctica?

Noel Campbell

Posted on Januar 26, 2014, 13:34

Wow 3,000 birds, how many more to see!

John Mayers

Posted on Januar 26, 2014, 12:39

How many British species have you seen Mya-Rose? John

Gill Mayers

Posted on Januar 26, 2014, 12:36

Congratulations Mya-Rose. You prove that all the assumptions people make about inactive children are wrong and that some of you follow many hobbies and interests. I know you through your interest in am-dram and also in your birding. I record garden birds for the BTO but find your travels very exciting. Gill

Stuart Ballantyne Consultancy

Posted on Januar 26, 2014, 12:33

Amazing!

Khalil

Posted on Januar 26, 2014, 12:10

3000 non-angry birds! Well done birdspotter, may your fantastic adventure be unending!

Hira

Posted on Januar 26, 2014, 11:28

Keep up the fabulous work Mya! I've really enjoyed reading about your exploits around the world. Amazing!

Rosie Thurling

Posted on Januar 26, 2014, 08:45

Well done Mya the travel sounds amazing. Xxx

Akhter

Posted on Januar 26, 2014, 05:31

wow, GREAT THINGS she has done.What a accomplishment Mya-Rose did at the age of only 11. "3000 birds" its truly amazing.keep it up Mya-rose.

Lucy

Posted on Januar 25, 2014, 20:59

Amazing to be on that many already - and what a traveller too!

Justina

Posted on Januar 25, 2014, 18:39

Fantastic achievement, what an amazing hobby. Really good to hear Swarovski were so kind.

Andrew Ollerenshaw

Posted on Januar 25, 2014, 18:20

What fantastic experiences and brilliant photos all aided with the binoculars.

SallyMendoza

Posted on Januar 25, 2014, 17:09

I think it's brilliant for a girl of Mya's age to have such a dedicated and unique interest in nature and specifically in birds. She is an inspiration to children of her age :D

S nicholls

Posted on Januar 25, 2014, 13:11

What a great role model for all the young girls out there with unique interests!

Gill Teasdale

Posted on Januar 25, 2014, 12:49

WOW! What a wonderful adventure. Hope you have many more. Sounds like a dream. Keep us, your family in the north, posted.

Martin Gillen

Posted on Januar 25, 2014, 12:35

Well Done Mya. Keep up the good work.

Claire Gillen

Posted on Januar 25, 2014, 12:30

Well done Mya! You are doing amazingly well for someone at such a young age. Keep it up. Claire xxx

Crissy

Posted on Januar 25, 2014, 12:25

Aaww das really good. 3000 birds. What an adventure.

Alex Price

Posted on Januar 25, 2014, 12:10

Mya, you must be such an expert birder by now with all your experience. I can never get my children out birding. Well done.

Patti

Posted on Januar 25, 2014, 12:01

I am so jealous! Wonderful experience with wonderful equipment. Keep on travelling,birding and writing.

Nurul Wahab

Posted on Januar 25, 2014, 09:42

What an education this is for Mya-Rose. I am full of admiration and envy!

Bernadette

Posted on Januar 25, 2014, 07:41

Birdwatching is truly fantastic for both expert and occasional birdwatchers.Having seen so many bird species at your age, inspires me and many others. Well done Mya and keep it up!

Sonia Ahmed

Posted on Januar 24, 2014, 23:58

Well done Mya-Rose! We all are very proud of you:)

Nicola

Posted on Januar 24, 2014, 22:28

Amazing!!

Andy Mears

Posted on Januar 24, 2014, 21:33

Well, I wish I was birding that Queensland rainforest right this minute. Stunning. Some promising signs of youngsters in the UK getting right into birding just recently. Keep it up, Mya-Rose. See you soon at Chew Valley Lake I expect.

Chris Steeman

Posted on Januar 24, 2014, 21:28

Hey Birdgirl, Me and 2 friends met you and your parents at Carpish Tunnel in Peru in August 2012. I remember you had 2 binoculars at that time, or better monoculairs :-). I'm happy for you that Swarovski fixed it, but their service is legendary (amongst birders anyway), needless to say I use Swarovski too. Already 3000+, good work, still 7000 to go but your still young so who knows... Anyway I wish you all the best and a lot of new species in near future.

John Martin

Posted on Januar 24, 2014, 21:14

Good to see an up and coming young female birder. We birded with our friends the Craigs in Ghana in 2012 and Mya was obviously enjoying all the wildlife there including the butterflies and plants as well as the birds. Hope the interest lasts a lifetime and well done!

ita O'Donnell

Posted on Januar 24, 2014, 20:29

Mya, what exciting foreign adventures and wildlife and birding experiences!I am guessing you have some more poems yet to come. Be you and own what you so clearly love. Your poet friend Ita and the girlies, Anne and Lizzie "Mya all the way!!" (Annie and Lizzie!) xxx

Dave Tozer

Posted on Januar 24, 2014, 20:23

Wow! I have had the pleasure of meeting Mya-Rose on a number of occasions and have each time been "wowed" by her passion for birds, twitching and fearless pursuit of adventures...large or small. My own daughters Lulu, Daisy and JoJo are also into birds, though not quite (yet?) at Mya-Rose's dizzy levels. In any event, MR's obvious joy and wonderment is something that I consciously bring up to my gals to encourage their deeper interest. Lovely story & hearty congrats to the whole family!! D

Chris Preston

Posted on Januar 24, 2014, 20:08

Wow what a great achievement Mya, move over David Attenborough the next generation is coming.

Esther

Posted on Januar 24, 2014, 19:44

Great blog!

Fiona Hosein

Posted on Januar 24, 2014, 19:06

Congrats !!

Daphne Wilkerson

Posted on Januar 24, 2014, 17:40

Wow Maya - Congrats on viewing 3000 species!!! You have had so many amazing experiences in your life. We are extremely excited for you and your birding adventures to continue! Keep counting and exploring (and blogging)!

Anita

Posted on Januar 24, 2014, 17:30

Amazing photos!

Martin Davies

Posted on Januar 24, 2014, 17:21

What fabulous and rewarding experiences you have had Mya! To have visited so many places and seen so many species you have been very fortunate. I look forward to hearing more about you in the future. Keep on birding!.

Md Akhter Zaman

Posted on Januar 24, 2014, 16:25

awww, What a great achievement by Mya-Rose at the age of only 11. 3000 birds, its just truly amazing.You are doing great,Do continue the good work Mya.

Daniel H

Posted on Januar 24, 2014, 16:06

Very interesting stuff keep up the great work

Zaynah

Posted on Januar 24, 2014, 15:56

cool stuff mya, you've got to tell me more about your adventures.

Amanda Stuckey

Posted on Januar 24, 2014, 15:52

wow, Mya-rose, what an amazing achievement to have seen 3,000 birds, Both me and Lizzie are so proud to know you and hear about all the exciting experiences you have been fortunate to encounter. We look forward to your next adventure.x

Hena

Posted on Januar 24, 2014, 15:35

Its great to see such a young person so genuinely enthusiastic about wildlife. Awesome photos , certainly require dedication and concentration. Myra - i am sure you will go far .Just keep it up. I hope you don`t loose interest as you become a teenager boys get in peoples lives Best of luck Hena Xx

Usman

Posted on Januar 24, 2014, 15:04

amazing and a great inspiration to others to follows their passions

Anisah

Posted on Januar 24, 2014, 14:51

Ahhh amazing!!!!

simran

Posted on Januar 24, 2014, 14:43

Well done

khudejha

Posted on Januar 24, 2014, 14:34

What an interesting passion! Hope to see more from this young lady.

Gill Durbin

Posted on Januar 24, 2014, 14:26

Well done Mya! What incredible adventures! I wonder how many of your 3000 birds you've spotted around Chew Valley Lake!

Haris

Posted on Januar 24, 2014, 14:22

I'm impressed!

Marco Mccalla

Posted on Januar 24, 2014, 12:49

Great work

Dan K.

Posted on Januar 24, 2014, 12:42

Awesome shots, kept them coming!

majda

Posted on Januar 24, 2014, 12:36

wow 3000 birds.

JT

Posted on Januar 24, 2014, 12:29

An expert already! Great stuff. Bird watchers like you are the future for Swarovski I'd say.

Marco

Posted on Januar 24, 2014, 12:13

Great stuff 3000 birds very inspirational

Kanika

Posted on Januar 24, 2014, 12:13

Fantastic! So encouraging to see a girl as free-spirited and dedicated as Mya perfecting her craft with top-notch equipment! No doubt her documentaries will be hitting my tv screen in future. :)

Jeff

Posted on Januar 24, 2014, 12:10

Keep up the good work! We need a spotlight on nature and the importance of its preservation, and you are doing just that.

Mel

Posted on Januar 24, 2014, 11:45

Amazing!

Michael

Posted on Januar 24, 2014, 11:35

3000 birds already, wow, that's truly impressive.. not to mention all the other wildlife, what a trip! It's so good to see one so young with such a great interest in nature. May your adventures continue.

Jacqui Salter

Posted on Januar 24, 2014, 11:15

Mya-Rose is an inspirational young person and it's obviously hugely encouraging for her to be using Swarovski expertly designed equipment as the practical tool to take her experience even further heights in the future. Good luck in all your travels and searches Mya-Rose. You are truly amazing!

Ralph Ferrand

Posted on Januar 24, 2014, 11:15

How wonderful to see a youngster living in the 'real' world and enjoying all it's beautiful 'fruits'. Congratulations Mya-Rose, you are an inspiration to your peers!

Matt Wills

Posted on Januar 24, 2014, 10:55

Great blog - keep up the good work! :-)

Gul Imran

Posted on Januar 24, 2014, 10:53

Hi Mya, I can't believe that you have already seen 3,000 bird species. It is just amazing! I bet, you have so many fond memories of the places and people, and of course the birds, that you have seen on your travels. I wish you all the best for your future birding adventures. Hope you enjoy each and every moment of these exciting travels. Love, Gul

Atif J

Posted on Januar 24, 2014, 10:48

I think the Bird Girl is the one to watch! A bright star in the making. Could be filling Attenborough's boots one day perhaps. Keep up the splendid work!

Camelia

Posted on Januar 24, 2014, 10:43

Wow 3000 birds at only 11? Surely that's a world record?! It's really great to see a young girl that is so passionate about something. Keep it up Mya-Rose! She's seen more of the world than I have at 24! Well jealous.

Dave Salmon

Posted on Januar 24, 2014, 10:40

wow Mya-Rose - thats quite an achievement well done - how many more to go?

Bridget Taylor

Posted on Januar 24, 2014, 10:33

I remember in the BBC4 documentary, they tried to make out Mya Rose was being dragged around , birding against her will, and we all knew she was keen as mustard. This blog, showing her delight with her 3000th bird and her devastation at damaging her binoculars, proves that she always loved her trips and how much it meant to her. well done, Mya Rose, and I hope you will go from strength to strength!

Rich Mielcarek

Posted on Januar 24, 2014, 10:20

Great stuff Mya, you're becoming quite a super star! And your world list is already as big as mine. I recently got a pair of Swarovision binoculars - excellent choice. Best wishes.

Jane Haley

Posted on Januar 24, 2014, 09:30

Wow Mya, that looks fun! How great to have such opportunities to travel the world like you have. What great memories you'll have to look back on!

Ushma Patel

Posted on Januar 24, 2014, 08:49

What a fantastic achievement Mya. Keep enjoying the whole experience. Love your enthusiasm, passion and spirit.

Jo Wright

Posted on Januar 24, 2014, 08:41

Mya I think it's amazing that you have seen so many birds. So many opportunities and so young. Just think of how many birds, and counties, you will get to see in your lifetime - with the help of your bling binoculars of course! I love your blog and hearing about your adventures so keep writing please x

Carole Pierce-williams

Posted on Januar 24, 2014, 08:35

Well done Mya Rose! Really enjoyed this, 3000 bird species and so much travel experience at such a young age. Carole x.

Pete Havard

Posted on Januar 24, 2014, 08:13

Well done Mya! You are a great example to other youngsters, keep it up.

Neru

Posted on Januar 24, 2014, 05:23

Fantastic achievement Maya. Congratulation

Josim Ahmed

Posted on Januar 24, 2014, 05:14

Well done Maya, hope you see another 3000 near future

Nolok Ahmed

Posted on Januar 24, 2014, 05:11

Congratulations sweetie..xxxxx

Andy Marshall

Posted on Januar 23, 2014, 20:23

Well done Mya, keep it up, there's plenty more to go for! Had a very enjoyable week with you and your folks in Peru.

Anisuz Zaman Chowdhury

Posted on Januar 23, 2014, 17:38

Great journey. Keep it up. I am sure the binoculars made it very very interesting. Wish I could join you to share your experience.

Nadima Quraishi

Posted on Januar 23, 2014, 14:56

Congrats on having seen your 3000th bird as young as 11!! I'm sure more adventures are on the way for you!

Jacqueline Linton

Posted on Januar 21, 2014, 20:52

Impressive stuff Mya and really inspiring; I hope other young girls get to read this. Reading this myself has reminded me to put a pair of binoculars on my wish list and re-live some of my childhood memories. Antarctica would be amazing!!... Will be keeping an eye out for the next instalment :0)

Chris Hildrew

Posted on Januar 20, 2014, 22:53

Really impressive achievement Mya! It's great to have you at our school now - we look forward to hearing about your next adventure.

David Thomas

Posted on Januar 19, 2014, 23:12

3000 is an amazing achievement - well done. Is there a world record for the youngest person to get to a certain number?

Apraku William

Posted on Januar 19, 2014, 16:33

Mya well done! I know you are a great young birder, as I did a tour with you in Ghana. 3000 species of birds, Fantastic!

Vicky

Posted on Januar 18, 2014, 20:56

Congratulations on your 3000th, you're a lucky girl. Here's to the next 3000!

Mark Rayment

Posted on Januar 18, 2014, 20:46

Mya. Great to see you enjoying birds and birding. You have a great future ahead of you. Would be good if swaro feature you birding blog over the next few years.

Tony Eveleigh

Posted on Januar 18, 2014, 19:32

I have birded with Mya locally and also on the Scilly Isles, I have always found her a bundle of enthusiasm, for example running ahead of everybody along the causeway at Farmoor Reservoir in Oxfordshire with her binoculars swinging around her neck, trying to see the bird first. She is a wonderful young lady with a great personality.

Callie Marks

Posted on Januar 18, 2014, 09:14

Inspiring. May you continue your love of birds and nature forever. Being able to travel and experience the world really is the best education. It helps us care about our precious planet and to realise how lucky we are. Sounds like those binoculars are fantastic too.

Hamza K

Posted on Januar 17, 2014, 20:38

Quite an adventure, personally I've never been abroad to go birdwatching, and it appears that it could be a great experience. Well done.

Abdul Wahab

Posted on Januar 17, 2014, 20:25

Mya-Rose Birdgirl Craig, I think you are wonderful, you are doing exciting thinks. Travelling around the world at your age is a wonder itself. On top of that, recording everything in your magical Swarovski binoculars. All those heavenly birds are most pleasing. Well done.

Asma Ahmed

Posted on Januar 17, 2014, 20:10

It's amazing that Mya-Rose has seen so many birds in the world and is so interested in birds and wildlife. I will be following her birding with interest. Well done Mya-Rose.

Talhah khandker

Posted on Januar 17, 2014, 18:51

3000! That's an astonishing achievement for someone at an age as young as 11. That is awesome!

Nabil Khandker

Posted on Januar 17, 2014, 18:31

Mya, it must be nice to see all these diffent types of wild life at such a shot age of 11 also it is a bounus that you do it with your family and your well known in the extended family as a bird watcher.

Apraku William

Posted on Januar 17, 2014, 13:29

Well done Mya! great birders always use Swarovski..

Helen Bridges

Posted on Januar 16, 2014, 16:57

3000, an amazing achievement - the trip must have been an incredible experience

Ros Anstey

Posted on Januar 16, 2014, 14:06

All is not lost for our bird life then if youngsters like Mya-Rose are as concerned about birds as she seems to be. Birdlife has suffered so much in recent years that it is lovely to see a young person caring like this..

Juliet Pope

Posted on Januar 16, 2014, 11:55

Very impressive Mya! You'll be worldly wise before you're even a teenager!

tina rener

Posted on Januar 16, 2014, 10:47

how exciting. you're lucky to have been able to see so many birds! how many are left that you haven't seen? too many to count, right. keep going then. how many birds live in antactica? glad you're having fun!!!

Ayesha Ahmed-Mendoza

Posted on Januar 15, 2014, 17:26

Mya I think it's great that you have been to so many different places at age 11. You are a very lucky girl! We'll done for reaching 3000. You are also lucky to have such great binoculars, they must have really helped spotting the different birds.

Rajib

Posted on Januar 15, 2014, 15:05

Mya, Congratulations to have seen magic figure 3000 birds sp. the figure is unbelievable and amazing to me as you are only 11!!! go ahead. You are cordially invited to my country Bangladesh to see our beautiful birds. Rajib Dhaka, Bangladesh

Albert & Eleanor Wright (The Gypsy Twitchers)

Posted on Januar 15, 2014, 00:25

We met Mya-Rose with her parents at the AWC Bowra Sanctuary in Queensland and shared a mornings birding with them. The excitement of the hunt for a Chestnut-breasted Quail-thrush was surpassed with her delight in the final sighting.

Tony Day

Posted on Januar 14, 2014, 23:39

Mya, to have seen 3,000 bird species is just amazing! You must have so many fantastic memories of the places and people - as well as birds! - you have seen on your travels. I wish you loads of future exciting and enjoyable adventures birding! Best wishes, Tony

Lynne joyner

Posted on Januar 14, 2014, 23:04

Wow! Mya-Rose has travelled to more places in the world than me! Very impressed! She'll be great at Geography! X

gary brian prescott

Posted on Januar 14, 2014, 21:22

The wonder is not just Mya-Rose but her fabulous parents as well. Their love for each other shines through their travels together. My privilige in knowing them and. I hope, being able to count them as friends. Wonderful wonderful people! PS Well done Swarovski!

Digby Munns

Posted on Januar 14, 2014, 20:56

Having shared four weeks of Mya's South American adventure (in Columbia), I particularly remember the fleeting view her Swarovskis gave her of the wonderful White-tipped Sicklebill that gripped off mum and dad!

Bill Lotz

Posted on Januar 14, 2014, 20:37

Congrats on your 3000th bird Mya. I enjoyed our time together in Atlanta.

Lynne Balderstone

Posted on Januar 14, 2014, 20:23

What a wonderful hobby, Mya! A fantastic excuse to travel the world and learn about nature. You are so lucky!

Faisal

Posted on Januar 14, 2014, 19:16

Great article about a super young lady!! Fabulous opprtunities to travel and explore the world. You love and dedication to birding is amazing - Over three thousand different birds seen - wow !!!

Robert Laughton

Posted on Januar 14, 2014, 17:23

Well done Mya-Rose!!! Great story, sounds like you had a great time.

Izzy Russell

Posted on Januar 14, 2014, 17:16

I think it's amazing how many birds she has seen. I know Mya and she learns stuff wherever she goes and is so lucky to have been to so many places.

Sylvia Craig gran!

Posted on Januar 14, 2014, 16:29

I always knew Mya-Rose is special. A very dedicated nature lover who will help us care for our world.

Carron Allen

Posted on Januar 14, 2014, 15:18

What a lovely story. Yes I think its essential to have binoculars otherwise how can you see their beauty. I would like to buy some maybe even look at ones in this blog. Every women wants small and compact binoculars to keep in their bag

Helen Palmer

Posted on Januar 14, 2014, 13:17

looks like you had a fantastic 'birding holiday' Maya Rose. I loved the photograph!

Monira

Posted on Januar 14, 2014, 12:59

Fabulous Mya-Rose "Bird Girl" Gr8 to hear about ur international birding adventures & ur special Swarovski binoculars, long may u continue

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