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 or 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.
The North Oregon Coast Birdathon was created as part of the Twelve Days of Earth Day celebration in Cannon Beach. All donations go to Wildlife Center of the North Coast to help with the rehab of birds and other wildlife.
Instructions, pledge forms and helpful hints can be found at www.twelvedaysofearthday.com/Page_5.html
We have new prize categories this year! Most birds species seen from your house and yard, youngest birder (a hat knit by my mom-the grandmother of all birders) and, now that the boundaries are open to the world, the person who is the furthest away from Cannon Beach. Yes, that’s right, the borders are now the planet! So get out there or stay in the comfort of your home, see some birds and raise some money!
Prizes will be awarded at the Gaylord Nelson Awards and Potluck on Friday, April 15th at 6:00pm. Held at the Community Hall on 2nd and Spruce in Cannon Beach. Please have your lists to me by April 14th to be tallied.
You can also participate simply by making an outright Birdathon donation! Please go to CoastWildlife.org to donate online or mail directly to WCNC P.O. Box 1232, Astoria, OR 97103.
Contact Susan Boac at [email protected] or 503.739.1905