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2004-2005 Junior Duck Stamp

First Day of Sale: July 1, 2004. Issue: 2004 - Twelfth Jr Duck Stamp. QUANTITY SOLD: N/A.

Adam Nisbett

Adam Nisbett

Species: Fulvous Whistling Duck
Entry Title: "Morning Watch"
Conservation Message: "It is our responsibility to protect
and preserve God's creation."
Medium: Acrylic
Artist's State:Missouri

Adam Nisbett has been drawing birds since he was able to hold a pencil, but the Junior Duck Stamp Program greatly accelerated his love of wildlife, art, and specifically waterfowl. Adam first entered when he was 11 years old, and has entered every year since then for a total of seven entries. He has won first in his age group every year, Best of Show in Missouri four years, Honorable Mention and Top Ten at the Federal Level, and in 2004 he was honored and blessed to achieve his dream of winning the Federal Junior Duck Stamp.

Adam lives on a farm in rural Missouri with his parents, eight siblings, and an assortment of animals. Adam is home schooled, and his mother, also an artist, started his formal art lessons at the age of eight. He loves to spend time roaming the woods watching the wildlife and appreciating the wonders of God’s creation. He is an avid birder, and is very active in the local Audubon Society, serving as a judge for the Ozark River’s Audubon Songbird Art Contest, which is a local event modeled after the Junior Duck Stamp program. He has won numerous awards in past years in the American Birding Association’s Young Birder of the Year contest and has had several one-man art shows at nature centers statewide.

Adam is continually trying to improve his skills as a birder and an artist. He has reinvested all income from his artwork in binoculars, scopes, cameras, and art classes. He traveled last summer to Montana to the Beartooth School of Art to study with Terry Isaac and PacoYoung, and enjoys the incredible beauty of the surrounding area. Adam enjoys traveling to wetlands around the state to watch the various waterfowl, and has often compelled friends and family to travel to out of the way spots during vacations to see the local wildlife and birds. Adam has also purchased several captive wild ducks from a breeder to better learn their anatomy and behavior. He has especially enjoyed learning the different personalities of each species. It is very fitting that Adam’s painting of Fulvous Whistling Ducks was honored, as they are one of his favorite species of duck.

Adam is currently working as a tour guide and naturalist at Onandoga Cave State Park, and will be attending the University of Missouri - Rolla in the fall of 2004, majoring in Mechanical Engineering. He will also continue his pursuits in the area of wildlife art and hopes to one day be a full time wildlife artist. Adam has created and maintains a website of his work at www.adam-nisbett.com .