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May 12, 2018 @ 6:00 am - 4:00 pm
How many bird species will be singing and displaying on Riveredge Nature Center’s 379 acres during the peak of spring migration on Saturday May 12, 2018? The Noel J. Cutright Bird Club once again will coordinate the efforts of many volunteers who will spend the day searching for as many bird species as possible in Riveredge’s varied habitats. We hope to multiply those results by your pledges to support Riveredge and the club’s bird conservation efforts.
Over the past 30 years, we’ve been able to identify an average of about 100 species during our Birdathon and band about a fourth of that number during the accompanying Bandathon led by Al Sherkow and Debbie Hartmann.
The Bird Club needs your help so that we can pay the expenses of our dues-free club, provide our annual stipend to the Riveredge Nature Center and fund many worthwhile bird-related projects, including supporting the Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas II and the Great Wisconsin Birdathon!
Please consider participating in the following ways:
- Participate on May 12 as an active birder or banding helper; activities start in the pre-dawn hours and last into the afternoon . To participate all you will need is a pair of binoculars and comfortable walking shoes. You can birdwatch on your own or email Carl Schwartz at firstname.lastname@example.org to join several teams that will be hiking and birding the far reaches of the property.
- E-mail Carl Schwartz email@example.com to join the birders or Al Sherkow firstname.lastname@example.org to assist the banding team.
- Pledge your financial support (pledge form below) and perhaps seek pledges from others. Over the years, this event has raised more than $31,000 to support the nature center itself, while also funding the bird club’s major conservation efforts. If you’d like to be a part of this great effort, please click here to fill out a pledge form.
Fee: Free (donations to the club are encouraged- this is our Bird Club’s only fundraiser of the year!).