Thursday, May 10, 2012

Birdathon--Support the "Invasion of the Boreal Chickadees" team!

From Ryan Brady representing the all-star team birding in Wisconsin's Lake Superior Basin
Hello friends and colleagues,

This year marks the first-ever Great Wisconsin Birdathon, which aims to raise money for important bird conservation issues in and beyond Wisconsin.  I'm excited to represent northern Wisconsin as one of six regional teams statewide.  Together with the incomparable Laura Erickson and iconic Ashland birder Dick Verch, our team -- dubbed the "Invasion of the Boreal Chickadees" -- will venture afield during the last week of May to see as many species as possible in a 24-hour period, all to protect and conserve our feathered friends.

To make the event a success, we need your support.  You can pledge a specific amount or on a per-species basis (we anticipate ~140-150 species) at the NRF website below or by responding to this email.  In June, we will send you our species totals, a recap of our exciting day, the amount you owe, and instructions for making your pledge payment.

Some of the priority projects your money will support in 2012 include:

More details can be found at  Please spread the word and support the Northern team!