Join the fun in Birdathon 2014!
The month of April means Birdathon, Golden Gate Audubon’s biggest annual fundraiser. And this year it is bigger and more fun than ever!
We’re offering 22 very special events — ranging from a Beginning Bird Photography workshop, to an Insider’s Guide to Presidio Wildlife, to a Cal-versus-Stanford birding competition. Can we find more birds on the Berkeley campus than Santa Clara Valley Audubon finds at Stanford? Plus expertly-led trips to Hayward Shoreline, Pinnacles National Park, Point Reyes, Del Valle Park and more.
Click here for a printable PDF of all the trips. Then visit our Birdathon Trips web page to sign up for a trip, and create your personal fundraising page. It’s like a walkathon where you solicit donations from friends — only instead of just walking you get to enjoy the beauty of birds!
Everyone who raises $100 or more gets a free Birdathon t-shirt with our Burrowing Owl logo (to the left).
There are awards for most birds sighted in six or 24 hours, best bird, and for top fundraisers. Mark your calendar for the Birdathon Awards Celebration on Sunday May 18
Out of town during April? You can still be part of the fun by sponsoring a Birdathon participant!
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Go Bears! Spot that warbler!
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Upcoming Field Trips
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