Birdathon 2016 - Another Record Breaking Year
Birdathon 2016 has promoted our mission to benefit the enjoyment and stewardship of the birds of central Indiana by funding eight outstanding grants. One team set a new Birdathon species count record while another was named fundraising champs.
Read about grants being funded and team results HERE.
What is the Amos Butler Audubon Birdathon?
The Birdathon is the organization’s premier fundraising event. A notice is sent out in early January requesting grant submissions for conservation and education projects. The grant requests which are determined to be the best candidates for fulfilling our mission of “promoting the enjoyment and stewardship of the birds of Central Indiana” are selected for funding. Each year since 1987, teams of avid birdwatchers have conducted a “Big Day” event in the spring to locate as many species as possible in a 24-hour period to raise Birdathon funds. We began with just one team, but now over a dozen participate in this event. Loyal volunteers, who do not participate on a team, also seek Birdathon pledges.
September/October 2016 Newsletter
Featured in this edition:
- 2016 Birdathon Re-cap
- September Program - 9/13 Gardening for Birds
- October Program - 10/11 Gene Stratton-Porter's Birding Legacy
- Field Trip Announcements
- Wetlands Educational Workshop
Birdathon 2015 - Another Record
Would it be possible to raise more than $38,000 to fund 10 grants for our most ambitious Birdathon yet? Yes, we could and we did! It took an army of donors, sponsors, fundraisers, and team members to do it but we got it done. Thanks to the army of volunteers and generous donors, Birdathon 2015 raised $38,680. Read about grants being funded and team results HERE.
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|Tuesday October 11, |
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
|Sunday October 16, |
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|Saturday October 22, |
8:00 AM - 1:30 PM
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