Archival: The Ross Thompson Trophy
NOTE: The Ross Thompson Trophy is no longer awarded. This information is for archival purposes only.
To learn about the current youth birding award, please see The Robert Curry Trophy.
Previously awarded annually to the young enthusiastic birder who has seen the most species of birds in the Hamilton Study Area in a calendar year.
- The observer must NOT have reached his/her 18th birthday during the year.
- The observer’s name, address, phone number and date of birth must be submitted with the application.
- The submitted bird list must include the date of each first sighting and location for each species.
- All birds must have been seen within one calendar year (i.e. January 1st through December 31st, inclusive).
- All birds must have been seen in the Hamilton Study Area (within 40 km of Dundurn Castle, Hamilton – see
- Submitted lists will be reviewed by a Ross Thompson committee before the trophy is awarded each year
- Young birders may wish to check HNC publications such as the Checklist of the Birds of Hamilton-Wentworth, the Date Guide to Birds of Hamilton-Wentworth,
and Birds of Hamilton and surrounding areas.
- The submitted lists will not be returned; observers should ensure they have a duplicate set of records.
- The trophy may not be awarded more than twice to the same observer.
|2012||Lukian and Zakhar Husak||255|
|1999||Carl Hamann||274 * highest to date|
|1958||John Olmstead/John Miles||242|