Celebrate Birds – A Little Differently in 2020
Since 1993, birders in Canada, the United States, Mexico and Central America have celebrated World Migratory Bird Day. The goal – to focus attention on the spectacular journey migratory birds take, flying between their winter and summer homes.
Because of Covid-19 we are going to Celebrate Birds differently this year. On May 9 we are going to participate in World Migratory Bird Day/Global Big Day and ask you to help us with this event. For more information please visit here.
2020 Birdathon – Moved to Fall due to Covid-19
Our 2020 Birdathon will take place in the fall from September 19 – October 4 rather than in the spring. During that time period we will have special bird walks and do 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 or by supporting one of the teams. 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 will 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 2021.
Closer to the time of the birdathon, we’ll be asking you to donate online to support a team.
If you want to make a pledge, email email@example.com.