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Once again, I am participating in the Mass Audubon Bird-a-thon as I have done every year for way too many years to count. Last year was different because of the pandemic and this year will also be different. Some team members will be going out in teams and some will be birding on their own. I will be birding both by myself and meeting our team members at various locations throughout the day at different nearby birding spots. One of the places will be the Blue Hills where I usually lead my annual bird walks. This year the Bird-a-thon will take place on the evening of May 14 and throughout the day on May 15. The object is to identify the most species of birds in that 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.
Bird-a-thon, Mass Audubon's largest fundraiser, brings together supporters from across the state to raise essential funds for nature conservation, education, advocacy, and to compete in this exciting birding competition. Each year, over 20 teams for various Mass Audubon sanctuaries compete to spot as many bird species as possible in the 24-hour period and raise money for the sanctuaries and programs. Each year I have done it for the Blue Hills Trailside Museum. This year is different because the teams have been regionally combined to match a reorganization of the management of the sanctuaries across Mass Audubon. I will be birding for the Metro South Wildlife Sanctuaries which includes Trailside and other nearby Audubon sanctuaries. The money our team raises will be proportionally distributed to directly support the care and rehabilitation of the birds and animals at Trailside and for its educational programs.
Many thanks for your support. Don't feel that a large donation is needed. I would rather have more people give smaller amounts.