Arcadia and the Connecticut River Valley Sanctuaries
Arcadia and the Connecticut River Valley Sanctuaries's Team Page
Make a difference in the Pioneer Valley. Support our Valley team.
Bird-a-thon is an annual competition of bird-spotting held across Massachusetts. Teams compete by identifying as many bird species, and raising as much money, as possible in a 24-hour period. The Valley team will only be birding in Hampshire County (instead of the entire state) to reduce the carbon emissions of our team. In 2018, our team won the County Cup, a prize for counting the most species in one county relative to a county par.
Help Protect, Educate, and Act in the Pioneer Valley
Arcadia’s protection of natural habitats - from grasslands to wetlands to forests - has a double benefit of creating great places for birding and addressing climate change. Protected land both absorbs the greenhouse gasses that contribute to a warming planet and prevents development’s increased production of these gases. Funds raised from Bird-A-Thon support Arcadia’s work in the Pioneer Valley to protect land, educate about the environment, and act to mitigate climate change and its impacts.
How You Can Make a Difference: Be a Booster
The biggest impact you can make during Bird-a-thon is to be a Booster for the Valley team. As a Booster you use your personal network to connect new people to Arcadia and our important work in the Pioneer Valley. Ask your friends and family to support a mission that you believe in. Boosters can have any size goal, even $25 helps. Common goals are $100 (5 gifts of $20) or $500 (10 gifts of $50).
Why be a Booster? You can make a real difference. You will have a positive and direct impact on increaing our work in the Pioneer Valley. Plus there are two bonuses:
Raise $100 - win a Bird-a-thon t-shirt.
Raise $500 - win an invitation to an expert-led birding outing.
Click "Join Team" on the right to become a Booster.
How You Can Make a Difference: Be a Supporter
You can also simply give a gift to the team. Donations of $10 or $100 or $1,000 all support our work in Pioneer Valley as described above.
Click "Donate Now" on the right to support our team.
If you would prefer to send a check, make it out to Mass Audubon and mail to Jonah Keane, Arcadia Bird-a-thon Team, 127 Combs Rd, Easthampton, MA 01027.
Please show your support of our Pioneer Valley team!