Signature Teams raised more than ever this year: over $40,000!
Cutright's Old Coots - 168 species, $13,277
Finch Gang - 112 species, $5,202
Lake Superior eBirders - 161 species, $7,787
River Raptors - 143 species, $6,319
Scan da Avians - 133 species, $4,348
Secretary Birds - 193 species, $1,800
Top 5 fundraising teams (non-Signature):
Up North Hammerheads - $2,820
Wausau Nutcrackers - $2,324
Goss Hawks - $2,268
Baraboo Rangers - $2,085
Jenn's Warbler Warriors - $1,920
Top 5 birding teams:
MuirLand Merlins -175 species
Wausau Nutcrackers - 136 species
Walks in the Parks - 123 species
Trumpeter Swan Song - 122 species
Peddling Paddling Prius Pewees - 122
The Goss Hawks (Ben Goss Bird Club) partnered with Waukesha County Parks. Team members visited 15 parks, finding 108 species and raising $2,268, half of which will go to planting trees in Waukesha County.
For the third year, Noel J. Cutright Bird Club's Walks in the Parks visited Ozaukee County Parks to find 123 species and raise $1,225, half of which supports the Breeding Bird Atlas II.
Wilder York, a 10-year-old boy with autism and a passion for birds, lead the team of (former) non-birders, Wilder's Wild Warbler Watchers, to find 15 species and raise $295.
Mr. Dargatz's Nature Kindergarten completed their second Birdathon service-learning project, able to identify 40 birds and raise $120.
The MadTown Peeps gathered up $930 and 32 species, including nesting Merlins!
These organizations fielded Birdathon teams, and half their earnings will go toward their own projects, including land protection and stewardship, education, outreach, and more.
New "classic logo" Birdathon t-shirts raised $85 in this pilot year.
Mark Westphal won our first photo contest for his photo of an Up North Hammerhead
Special fundraising field trips by the Natural Resources Foundation raised $20,000 for the Bird Protection Fund. Participants banded Common Terns, hummingbirds, Red-shouldered Hawks, and Northwoods migrants; learned bird photography techniques; paddled and biked to see birds; and visited Frog Bay, the nation's first Tribal National Park.
Thanks to these local businesses that sponsored Birdathon teams! Please patronize these establishments that support bird conservation.