My name is Shyloh. I live in the Yukon Territory, Canada, and love being here. Birding is my passion; my career goal is to become a biologist, specializing in birds. Birds first caught my attention during a bird walk that I attended in Girl Guides when I was 9 years old. It wasn’t until we moved to Tagish several years later that my interest took a serious turn. A dear elderly friend encouraged that growing interest and gave me my first bird book. My final push into the birding world was squirrel nests, which I had mistaken for old hawk nests. I got in touch with Cameron Eckert (the Sightings and Checklist Coordinator at the Yukon Bird Club) to ask about them, and took off from there. Though I’m sure that at times I flooded the YBC inbox with all of my questions, each and every question in every email I sent was answered in detail, and additional information was provided. I am now a board member of the Yukon Bird Club, and lead a Christmas Bird Count as well as spring bird walks. I volunteer at the Yukon Bird Observatories, have my own Nocturnal Owl Survey routes, have acted as a speaker in a series of Yukon bird presentations with Ione Christensen, and am lucky enough to have become a Students on Ice Alumni after attending the 2013/14 SoI Antarctic Expedition. Without the help and support that I have received from my parents, community, and mentors within the Yukon Bird Club, none of this would have been achievable. I am extraordinarily lucky to have such amazing people in my life. I love my life, and I love the birding world!