Support Darcy and Ryan in the 2021 Mass Audubon Bird-a-thon!
Darcy and Ryan will be raising money for the Metro West Team this year as part of the Massachusetts Audubon Society 2021 Bird-a-thon on May 14 and 15. This is our 15th year raising money to support habitat preservation and wildlife education in Massachusetts!
Our new Metro West Team includes three Mass Audubon Sanctuaries: Drumlin Farm (Lincoln), Habitat (Belmont), and Broadmoor (Natick). Unfortunately, because of the pandemic our team will again be virtual so the two of us will be birding on our own for the second year in a row and our sighting totals will be combined with our teammates.
The event has been structured to focus on local birdwatching, so we will be limiting our travel to the cities of Somerville and Medford. Despite the urban focus, we’ll be trying to spot as many species as we can within a 24 hour period. We’ll have our fingers crossed for urban vagrants and surprising fly-overs! We’re still planning route, but we’ll likely hike several miles in our urban habitat and will try to hit the Mystic River and some of the fantastic parks in our neighborhood. And who knows what we’ll find in our own backyard???
We’ll do our best to spot as many species as we can! And we’ll be sure to keep you updated via Instagram and Facebook!
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