Paul Kelley's Fundraising Page
From May 14-15, nature heroes from all over Massachusetts will celebrate nature by participating in Mass Audubon's annual Bird-a-thon fundraiser!
During this event, teams representing different Mass Audubon wildlife sanctuaries or statewide programs recruit team members to participate in the fun while also raising funds to support Mass Audubon's work protecting the nature of Massachusetts.
This year is particularly special, because Mass Audubon is celebrating its 125th anniversary! The organization was founded in 1896 by two Boston women who used their voices to stop the slaughter of birds for fashion. Now, in 2021, Mass Audubon remains an independent organization at the forefront of conservation.
Why I'm Participating
Honestly, my unofficial slogan for Mass Audubon is "We're about more than just the Birds!", but not today! Birds are magnificent animals the span all seven continents, inhabit remote and urban areas, play significant roles in many cultures, and provide us with many ecosystem services. These include nutrient cycling, creating habitat, eradicating pests (like mosquitoes and ticks), and seed dispersal. They literally help expand the forests the forests that are so important in absorbing carbon and halting climate change! Birds are nature heroes and today you can be too.
Please support our important work in protecting birds and their habitat by making a donation through this page. Thank you!