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Community Announcement: Maine Audubon’s Birdathon to Take Place May 17

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014
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For Immediate Release

May 7, 2014

Contact: Michelle Smith, Communications & Marketing Manager
[email protected]
(207) 781-6180 x209
Mobile: (207) 838-0511 

Maine Audubon’s Birdathon to Take Place May 17

FALMOUTH – Maine Audubon’s annual statewide Birdathon will take place on Saturday, May 17. The Birdathon is a bird-watching event during spring migration in which participants try to identify as many bird species as possible in one day. The Birdathon is an annual fundraiser for Maine Audubon that supports our mission to conserve Maine’s wildlife and wildlife habitat. Whether you are a beginning or serious birder, you can join the fun!

Maine Audubon kicked off the Birdathon in 1999 as a friendly competition to encourage birders and nature enthusiasts to get outside and document how many bird species they can see in one day. Supporters make pledges per bird spotted or a one-time donation. 143 species were identified in the first year. “The Birdathon is a great way to get outside, support Maine Audubon and engage in some friendly competition,” said Maine Audubon staff naturalist, Doug Hitchcox. “We encourage everyone in the community to get involved, whether you want to form a team or pledge your support.”

Join the fun!

You can participate in three ways:

  1. Register your own team
  2. Pledge to support a team
  3. Submit a one-time donation to support a team

For more information, contact Doug Hitchcox, Maine Audubon Staff Naturalist, at (207) 781-2330 x237 or [email protected].


About Maine Audubon

Maine Audubon’s science-based approach to conservation, education and advocacy advances wildlife and wildlife habitat conservation in Maine. Our citizen science programs connect Maine people to engaging volunteer opportunities that make meaningful contributions to conservation research. The largest Maine-based wildlife conservation organization in the state, Maine Audubon has eight centers and wildlife sanctuaries and serves over 50,000 people annually, with 15,000 members and 2,000 volunteers.

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Birdathon Countdown!

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012
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Spring migration is here and it is time for Maine Audubon’s annual birdathon. On May 19 several teams will spot as many bird species as they can.

You don’t have to be out in the field to be a part of Birdathon.

You can make a difference by raising money for your local wildlife sanctuary or a Maine Audubon program that’s important to you. Pledge to support a Birdathon team today »

If you think this sounds fun and you like to bird, register your own team!  You can register a team on this page and ask people to make pledges by filling out our pledge form.