SAVE THE DATE!
BIRDATHON TO BENEFIT SILVER BLUFF AUDUBON CENTER
APRIL 24 and 27, 2019
The Augusta-Aiken Audubon Society is sponsoring a Birdathon on Wednesday, April 24, and Saturday, April 27, 2019 (counts for each date are unique and not combined). Our object is
to raise money in support of the Silver Bluff Audubon Center and Sanctuary. Our goal is to see and record as many different species of birds as possible in Georgia and South Carolina
over two separate 24-hour periods (midnight to midnight).
We hope to see 180 to 200 species. In order to accomplish this, we need pledges and birders. Pledges can be made in either a set amount (for example, $25, $35, $50) or on a per species basis.
For example, a pledge of ten cents per species will raise about $20 for Silver Bluff and motivate our counters. The amount pledged is up to the donor, but the more you pledge, the more money
we can raise for conservation projects at Silver Bluff.
Everyone is welcome to participate. Teams or individuals are needed to count birds throughout Georgia and South Carolina. Possible birding hotspots might include:
Coastal: Huntington Beach State Park, Charleston Area
Low Country: ACE Basin, Savannah Wildlife Refuge, Caw Caw
Midlands: Congaree Swamp National Park, Francis Beidler Forest
Mountains: Jocassee Gorges/Caesar's Head State Park/Table Rock
Mountains: Kennesaw Mountain
Local: Silver Bluff Audubon Center, Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, and anywhere anyone
wants to bird, including watching your backyard feeders.
Some of Georgia will be covered by the All Women's Birding Bust, an annual event carried out by several female good buddies and expert birders. However, anyone in the state is encouraged
to count and report all the species they see that day.
If you are not an experienced birder, you might want to hook up with a team going to one of the hotspots mentioned above. If you would like to go on a group trip, please contact
Alice Walker at 803-649-5929 (email@example.com). Note that some of the more distant areas will probably require an overnight trip. Birders are invited to a
celebratory cookout at Silver Bluff shortly after the event.
The main goal of the Birdathon is to raise money for Silver Bluff, but the secondary objective is to have a great time being outside with fellow birders, enjoying the spring migration on
a gorgeous Southern day!
For more information and printable rules and pledge forms