Since 1993, birders in Canada, the United States, Mexico and Central America have celebrated International Migratory Bird Day. The goal – to focus attention on the spectacular journey migratory birds take, flying between their winter and summer homes.
Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy will Celebrate Birds from May 1-17, the height of migration in our area, with special bird walks and with the Birdathon, a 24-hour event in which you and your team see how many species and how many birds you can count! It’s a fun way to get outside and to support Loudoun Wildlife’s work for bird conservation.
The Birdathon is one of our largest fund-raising events every year and helps to pay for environmental education programs and conservation efforts.
We invite you to take part by forming a team. Your team can be you and your friends, your family, co-workers or a youth group – anyone with an interest in nature. Next, find sponsors who will support your team by pledging a fixed amount or an amount per species you see.
We have some great prizes for participants and for anyone who raises or contributes at least $50 or more. For example, current members who donate $50 or more will have their membership renewed through the following year. Non-members and those whose memberships have lapsed will be given a membership through the current year.
If you want to make a pledge, email firstname.lastname@example.org.