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North Oregon Coast Birdathon -a fundraising event for the Wildlife Center of the North Coast

A Birdathon is similar to a walkathon but rather than raising funds per mile, we raise funds per bird species observed.  Anyone can participate: expert birders, casual birdwatchers and beginners too. In a 12 hour period- 7:00am to 7:00pm- on April 9, 2016, teams and individuals will be scouring the planet and their own back yard for as many species of birds as possible to raise money for the Wildlife Center of the North Coast. It’s a wonderful activity for kids and adults, beginners to experts.

All donations go to Wildlife Center of the North Coast to help with the rehab of birds. 

You can also participate simply by making an outright Birdathon donation! See Website for PayPal donation option at Coastwildlife.org

April 9, 2016 (7:00am to 7:00pm)

Instructions

Each Team should have a bird checklist, instructions and a pledge form (or two) for each team member.

Start scouting as early as possible and report on any rarities or good birding areas you find: it is important for all teams to share this information BEFORE the Big Day – the more birds each team sees, the more pledge money raised . It is up to each team individually whether or not it wants to give/receive birding tips DURING the Big Day.  Each team decides its own itinerary. 

Pledges: Be sure to fill in the top of the pledge sheet; ask if you’re unsure of your teams estimated species total. Special prize is given to the individual (not team) who secures the greatest amount of pledges.

Pledges should be collected and sent to either:

 Susan Boac, 1195 Avenue F, Seaside, OR 97138 no later May 1, 2016

or

Wildlife Center of the North Coast P.O. Box  1232, Astoria, OR 97103

Doantions can be made through PayPal on the Center’s website at CoastWildlife.org

For questions or information, please contact Susan Boac –seasidesusan@gmail.com- 503-739-1905






North Oregon Coast Birdathon

April 9, 2016 (7:00am to 7:00pm)

PLEDGE FORM

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who expects to tally about ________ species.

Pledges are tax-deductible and are for the benefit of the North Coast Wildlife Rehab Center

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Total species ______ X  total pledges (sum of amounts in last column) ______ = $_________

Pledges solicited by:  Name ____________________________

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North Oregon Coast Birdathon

April 9, 2016 (7:00am to 7:00pm)

PARTICIPATION RULES

The Birdathon should be a fun event whereby participants of all ages and abilities can enjoy watching

and listening to the birds.  However, the Birdathon is also an important fund raising event to help

support the Wildlife Center of the North Coast.   With this in mind, the following participation rules

have been established to ensure a fun and fair event.  All team leaders should inform each team

member of the rules.  Thank you for your support and cooperation! 

General Rules:

• If two or more people are on a team, in order to count a new species, the species must be

heard or seen by at least two people.

• Team members must remain within sight and hearing distance of each other to count a new

bird species to the list.  Meaning team members should not be dropped off along a road or

trail while other team members drive or walk ahead to search another area, even if they are in

sight of one another.

• The use of playbacks should be avoided.  Enjoy the birds you find with your eyes and ears!

• Each individual should solicit the necessary pledges

Remember to have fun and enjoy time spent watching the birds!

Turn in your bird lists to Susan -Seasidesusan@gmail.com -by email by April 14th to be considered for prizes. 

This year the prize categories are:

Most species in your yard
Birding the furthest away from Cannon Beach
Youngest Birder

Prizes to be given out at Gaylord Nelson Potluck April 16th at 6:00pm Community Hall, 2nd and Spruce in Cannon Beach.


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