Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Fwd: The Birdathon: Saturday, May 10, 2014

From the Brooklyn Bird club :

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Subject: The Birdathon: Saturday, May 10, 2014

Dear BBC Member,

May 10th is International Migratory Bird Day, and this year’s Brooklyn Bird Club Birdathon will be dedicated to habitat protection in Prospect Park. The goal is to implement fencing along a long-neglected portion of the Peninsula shoreline and woodlands.  Bitterns, Connecticut Warbler and other rarities have been seen in this area and with fencing, we could see much more bird activity in coming years.

Our goal is to raise $1500 for the Peninsula Fence Project.  As we did last year, we will work in concert with the Prospect Park Alliance, who will set up a special fund.  Checks can be made out to Prospect Park Alliance with a note in the memo field "Peninsula Fence Project".  Donations are tax deductible and acknowledgment of your donation will come directly from the PPA.

Anyone can participate by organizing a team, joining a team, or pledging to a team. Team members wil l solicit pledges from friends and family, either an amount per bird or a flat amount. The team spends the day birding in Brooklyn and seeking a high number of species during peak spring migration.

Bobbi Manian will again be acting as coordinator for the Birdathon and would be happy to hook you up with a team or help you organize one of your own. No need to devote the full day--if you can only do a few hours, Bobbi will match you up with a like-minded team. Please email her at to join or form a team, or to pledge your support.  Feel free to also write Rob Bate if you have any questions or have any suggestions or comments.

May 10th is a great day to make a special contribution to Prospect Park and, at the same time, enjoy our friends and fellow birders and the migratory songbirds.  ; Let’s hope for fall-out conditions on all fronts!

Rob Bate
President, Brooklyn Bird Club