Halo River Raptors' fans! Challenging times aren't they? The wonderful thing about being on a river or stream or lake in your kayak or canoe is that you can easily enforce social distancing with one swipe of the paddle cleanly across the top of the water if your teammate ventures too close. Welcome to our Great Wisconsin Birdathon (GWB) fundraising page! WE are John and Mary Bates from Manitowish, Curt Meine and Charlie Luthin from the Sauk Prairie/Lodi area, Sumner Matteson (Madison) and Nina Utne (Lily Springs Farm in western WI), Robert Rolley and Karen Mesmer from Baraboo, Jim Knickelbine and Woodland Dunes Nature Center crew from Two Rivers, Royce Calavera and Unquestionably Green from the Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Ojibwe, Paul Noeldner and crew from the Madison area, Steve LaValley and crew from South Range, Daryl Christensen and friends from Montello, and Adrian Wydeven and Jan Sharp from the Cable area.
We've always had a hankering for birds, and now after a long time indoors we River Raptors get to work for you while enjoying both the water and birdlife while racking up numbers of species seen and heard through our collective efforts. You can pledge either a dollar amount per species, or a set amount for the collective effort. Either way, we appreciate your support of bird conservation projects in Wisconsin!
Unlike last year, this year's GWB will chug along from 15 April to 15 October. Whatever amount you contribute to the River Raptors will raise awareness for the conservation of Wisconsin birds and the habitats that support them. No amount is too small as even small contributions add up and will help us reach our River Raptors fund-raising goal of $5,000. This year, when all is said and done, the Great Wisconsin Birdathon aims to raise $100,000 for bird conservation in Wisconsin. Your contribution supports the priority projects of the Bird Protection Fund:
Thank you! The River Raptors Team
Thanks for all you do for birds!
Have a fun, safe time.
Go River Raptors! Hope you have a great Day!
Crepuscular observations will insure I've backed the winning team!
Hurray for Sumner Matteson, the birder's birder!
This is to support Sumner Matteson's river trip
thank you all for taking on this challenge of tracking the status of our migrants and soon breeding birds found along our wonderful waters
Keep up the good work River Raptors!
Go, find, win.
Go Raptors go, by whateve means possible!
Go get em Sumner!
Bird is the Word!
Good luck and don't tip over!