Birdathon 2003 Is Coming|
What is Birdathon?
Birdathon is the Audubon Society's annual fund raiser to fund conservation and environmental education programs. This is the only fund raiser for WCAS.
What is the financial goal?
The Birdathon 2003 goal is $8,000.
Where does the money go?
|Audubon Adventures to more than 60 inner-city fourth-grade classrooms in our area|
|Workshops & field trips for families|
|Eight monthly programs with informative speakers|
|Hannah Suthers' bird banding studies on Featherbed Lane, Hopewell|
|Carson Road Woods and Alexauken Creek WMA biological inventories|
|Registration fees for about 85 participants in two Christmas Bird Counts, an important national project of National Audubon|
When is Birdathon? Saturday, May 10th.
Who participates? EVERYONE! Birders, non-birders and sponsors are welcome.
How can you help?
|Using a Birdathon pledge form (coming in the next Newsletter), pledge a fixed amount, or an amount per species observed on May 10th. The number of species observed could be by you, another individual or team, or the grand WCAS total (206 species is the highest number recorded). Pledge amounts are doubled for birds on the NJ's threatened and endangered list.|
|Copy the pledge form and solicit donations from friends, colleagues, and neighbors.|
|Call Lou Beck if you plan to "bird" on May 10th.|
Where does the Birdathon take place? Anywhere in New Jersey.
Birdathon 2003 Prize Schedule:
April 21st: There will be a random drawing for a birdhouse among those who have pledged to date.
May 19th: Grand Prizes will be awarded as follows:
|Individual giving the highest dollar amount|
|Solicitor who brought in the highest dollar amount|
|Individual/team who observed the most species of birds|