Registration is now open for Audubon Arkansas’s BirdLR Birdathon. Birdathons all over the country engage thousands of birders in raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for bird conservation. The BirdLR Birdathon is a competitive search for birds plus a fun way to raise money for Audubon Arkansas's bird conservation and environmental education work at the Little Rock Audubon Center.
This year two team categories are available to provide everyone the opportunity to participate in a way that is safe and comfortable. Group Birdathon teams consist of two to five participants who can bird anywhere, together or apart ($250 fundraising minimum). Backyard Birdathon teams are an individual or household who bird from the comfort of their home ($100 minimum). All teams have a full 24 hours on Saturday May 1, ample time to search for nocturnal birds. On Sunday May 16, all teams are invited to join us at the virtual Bird Bash where teams will share experience. Prizes will be announced for Most Species (Group), Most Species (Backyard), and Most Money Raised. In addition, Group team members will receive a car door magnet letting onlookers know you are a volunteer birder (also handy for CBCs, etc.)
Last year’s Birdathon was a success, despite the coronavirus, thanks to 69 birders who formed 9 teams. All together teams tallied 204 species and raised $3,560 for Audubon Arkansas's bird conservation and environmental education programs.
Registration forms are at http://ar.audubon.org/bird-lr. The deadline is March 15. The sooner you register your team the sooner Audubon Arkansas will create your team’s profile page to make fundraising easier, e.g. friends and family anywhere in the world can donate online.
I’m looking forward to competing with you for a good cause.