Bird*a*thon 2020! OBSESSION
"(W)arblers have helped me to understand the nature of obsession.'
Victor Emanuel, One More Warbler - A Life with Birds (2017)
Happy Spring to you!
...and thank you for visiting my 2020 Birdathon page.
On May 15 through May 16, over 25 teams from all over Massachusetts compete to identify the most species of birds in a 24-hour period. Bird-a-thon is a reminder of the variety and abundance of wildlife that surrounds us and our responsibility to preserve their habitats.
I've participated in more than a dozen Birdathons for Mass Audubon, and am always excited to give my friends and family the opportunity to help me support Mass Audubon’s efforts to protect and steward the environment of Massachusetts through conservation, education, and advocacy. In these troubled times, nature's restorative effects on our spirits is not a luxury: it's essential.
This year will be a bit different. We need to protect each other's health, and we'll be participating individually, wondering if birding wasn't really the first social distancing recreation. So, while we won't be carpooling at pre-dawn to poke around together in the woods, fields, beaches and marshes, each member of Team Science and Bird Conservation will be trying to tally up a species count in our own back yards that will make you proud that you could count yourself as a supporter!
I promise that I'll share my list with all who are interested - if only to offer some evidence of the efforts we made.
Please join me in supporting this important work by making a donation through my personal fundraising page. Donating thru this website is fast, simple and totally secure. If you would prefer to donate via check, please send the check payable to Mass Audubon with a note saying that it is for my Bird-a-thon efforts to Margo Servison at 208 S Great Road, Lincoln, MA 01773.
Many thanks again for the encouragement you show by joining with my team to help us reach our goal.
Warmest regards and good birding,