Support Darcy and Ryan in the 2017 Mass Audubon Bird-a-thon!
Darcy and I will be raising money for the Drumlin Farm Team again this year as part of the Massachusetts Audubon Society 2017 Bird-a-thon on May 12-13, 2017. This is our 11th year raising money to support habitat preservation and wildlife education in Massachusetts!
Mass Audubon is an organization that protects and stewards the nature of Massachusetts for people and wildlife through conservation, education and advocacy.
We are asking everyone who loves wildlife and the outdoors to support our personal goal of identifying over 100 species of birds in 24 hours (and our state-wide team’s goal of identifying over 220 bird species).
For 24 hours straight on May 12 and 13 we will be working with our team to identify as many species of birds as we can. Darcy and I will be heading all the way out to Martha’s Vineyard(!) again this year, looking for ocean going birds and birds migrating up the coast. I have no idea how many species we will identify this year, but we hope to get the good weather and the good luck to enable us to beat the all-time record we set last year with 238 different species of birds identified state-wide in 24 hours! Our group of 12 team members ID-ed 102 of those species for our team on Martha’s Vineyard.
Over the course of 24 hours we won't get much sleep, but we will see some amazing birds, some beautiful habitat and we hope to avoid too much rain!
The funds we raise will support preservation of wildlife habitat in Massachusetts, land-use research, summer camp programs at Drumlin Farm (including scholarships), owl/songbird migratory research, citizen science projects, advocacy programs, and educational programs/materials for children and adults.
If you would prefer to donate by check or cash just let us know and we can arrange it.
Thank you for your support and tweet tweet!
Ryan & Darcy