Mass Audubon's Bird-a-thon 2020

Blue Hills Trailside Museum

Blue Hills Trailside Museum Team Page

Make a difference in the Blue Hills! Support our Bird-a-thon team.

 From May 15-16, nature heroes from all over Massachusetts will focus on nature by participating in Mass Audubon’s annual Bird-a-thon fundraiser. Due to COVID-19, this will be the organization’s first Bird-at-home-a-thon, which will be carbon-free, safety-focused, and family-friendly!

Teams representing different Mass Audubon sanctuaries and programs will come together to collectively identify as many species of birds in a 24-hour period and also complete other fun, nature-based activities from their home. Bird-a-thon serves as a reminder of the variety and abundance of wildlife that surrounds us and our responsibility to preserve their habitats.

 Help Protect, Educate, and Act in the Blue Hills

A gift to Bird-A-Thon make possible all our work to protect wildlife, educate about the environment, and act to address climate change.

 Your gifts will make it possible:

 To Protect ~ Blue Hills is home to 50 injured, non-releasable Massachusetts wild animals. Your gift helps us care for all of the animals that call trailside home including Snowy owls, fox, deer, hawks, turtles and our adorable otter.

To Educate ~ Over 85,000 community members visit trailside every year to learn about local wildlife and over 20,000 participate in our educational programs. Your gift helps us maintain exhibit signs and provide hands on learning opportunities for all of our visitors, program participants and campers.

To Act ~ Climate change is the greatest crisis of our time, and we now regularly live with its effects. Your support helps Blue Hills work with local partners and schools to educate about and address climate action in our community.

Gifts of all sizes make a difference!

And due to the stimulus package of the CARES Act, giving up to $300 during 2020 can be tax-deductible even if you take the standard deduction. Giving to work you believe in today could lower your taxes next year.

 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 Blue Hills team. As a Booster you use your personal network to connect new people to Trailside and our important work in the Blue Hills. 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 increasing our work in the Blue Hills. Plus, there are two bonuses:
• Raise $100 - receive a Bird-a-thon T-shirt

• Raise $250 - receive a 20 minute behind the scenes animal encounter for you and you 4 friends at Trailside

• Raise $500 - receive an invitation to a Mass Audubon expert-led birding outing in Mass.

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, $25, $250 or $500 all support our work in Blue Hills 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 Blue Hills Trailside Museum and mail to Lauren Gordon, Blue Hills Bird-a-thon Team, 1904 Canton Ave, Milton, MA 02186.

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