The Martin Garner Spurn Young Birder (MGSYB) event was launched by Martin Garner, Spurn Bird Observatory Trust and Next Generation Birders as ‘Young Birder of the Year’ in 2015. In 2016, after Martin’s untimely passing, the competition adopted its current name in his honour. Martin was a birder who relished in pushing the boundaries of bird identification in the most open and welcoming


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