Baillie Birdathon 2013

Yesterday I signed up for my second Baillie Birdathon. The Baillie Birdathon, hosted by Bird Studies Canada, is the oldest sponsored bird count in North America.

I hope to see at least 80 species, last year I was very close with 79! Again, I’ll be a team of one and hope to make the best of the 24 hours. Here are my results from last year. You can choose any day in May to do the Birdathon, last year I counted on the 30th and 31st. I will probably count on the same days, because in northern Alberta in May, spring migration is still underway for some species.

Since I am a team of just one, my goal is to raise $500, and I’ve earmarked half of the money I raise to go to my local naturalist society, the Vermilion River Naturalist Society in Alberta, to help pay for programs and lectures.

Half of the money raised goes to BSC and the other half to whichever group is designated. If you would like to sponsor me, you can visit my team page. I would be very happy to reach my goal for my second Baillie Birdathon. Last year my goal was $250 and I was so happy and delighted to raise $830 for the Long Point Bird Observatory. A huge thank you again to everyone who supported me and made donations.

An American Wigeon from my Birdathon last year,


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