SAVE THE DATE!
BIRDATHON TO BENEFIT SILVER BLUFF AUDUBON CENTER
APRIL 21, 2018
The Augusta-Aiken Audubon Society is sponsoring a Birdathon on Saturday, April 21, 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 a 24-hour period (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/Cape Romaine National Wildlife Refuge
Interior: ACE Basin, Santee NWR
Coastal: Savannah NWR/Charleston area
Midlands: Congaree Swamp National Park/Francis Beidler Forest
Mountains: Jocassee Gorges/Caesar's Head State Park
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org). Note that some of the more distant areas will probably require an
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