Wayne Petersen's Bird-a-thon Fund Raising Page
While there's little doubt that the last couple years have been stressed-filled for many of us, as spring returns to New England, who is not reminded of the healing power of Nature? The cheerful blossoms of hepatica decorating leafy wooded slopes, the dazzling blue flutter of spring azure butterflies capturing our attention, and the rich caroling of soon to return Baltimore Orioles leave no doubt that once again Nature is sharing this much beloved season with us. And with the joyous return of spring comes the excitement of Mass Audubon’s most important annual fundraiser – Bird-a-thon!
With the waning throes of Covid hopefully in our rearview mirror, I am optimistic that you will generously support my Bird-a-thon efforts this spring as I maintain my work on behalf of bird conservation at a time when birds more than ever need our help.
As the senior member of our Bird Conservation team, I have tragically witnessed the steady decline of a number of once common or more widespread bird species, including American Black Duck, Northern Bobwhite, Upland Sandpiper, Red Knot, Roseate Tern, American Kestrel, Cliff Swallow, Saltmarsh Sparrow, Bobolink, and Eastern Meadowlark to name but a few.
The deterioration or decline of important avian habitats such as barrier beaches, saltmarshes, grasslands, shrublands, and managed forests are but one of many challenges currently facing our feathered friends. Having devoted much of my life working on behalf of bird conservation, I hope you will join me and my colleagues this spring as we continue to work to ensure the future well-being of birds in Massachusetts.
The dollars raised through my team’s support of Bird-a-thon go directly toward advancing Mass Audubon's bird conservation efforts.
A generous donation to my fundraising page by clicking on the gold box to the right of this page will go a long way toward supporting our effort. With heartfelt thanks in advance for your support!