John Mark is a dedicated birder who has participated in the Youth Birding Competition for six years. 2008 was the year his team finally won first place along with a close second place in 2007. John Mark has enjoyed birding for eight years. He has traveled from beaches to snowy mountains looking for birds. Birding is his passion and always will be. John Mark also spends a lot of time photographing wildlife.
Sam Brunson is also an avid birder who has participated in the Youth Birding Competition for 2 years. He has won first place in 2008 in the middle school division, and fourth place in the high school division in 2011. He enjoys spending time out in the outdoors, and loves birding very much.