Join us on Saturday, May 12 (rain date May 20) for our Annual Birdathon with leader Susan Fried, CWAS Board member. We will meet at Forest Park in Queens, at the corner of Metropolitan Avenue and Park Lane South at 8 am.
After birding Forest Park, we will head over to Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge to picnic lunch and continue birding (bathrooms available here). The purpose of the Birdathon is to raise money to support our educational outreach,
including the Audubon Adventures program, which enables CWAS to provide complimentary Audubon Adventures kits to grade 3-5 classrooms in local elementary schools, as well as a special library program. Over the years, by providing these kits, CWAS has reached thousands of students, helping to cultivate appreciation and respect for the natural world.
Sponsors can donate a flat rate or per species amount. The Birdathon is for all levels of birding ability. We have binoculars available for your use, and everyone helps each other with identification. We usually see between 90 and 110 species of birds. It is always a fun and educational activity for all. Please join us for a great birding experience and help us in our major fund raising activity that promotes nature/science education. Bring picnic lunch and water. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Want to make a commitment to join the Birdathon? Optional registration to be kept up to date, including notification of any changes due to weather, can be completed by calling Susan at 914-826-3964 and leaving VOICE MAIL (not text) including your name and phone number.
Please fill out the coupon found in your newsletter to pledge either an amount per species or a flat amount. You can mail your donation to CWAS, P.O. Box 359, White Plains, NY 10602.
Want to do a 'per species' donation? Let us know and we'll be sure to notify you as soon as we get our final numbers in. Drop us a note at email@example.com and we'll be sure to let you know how many species we got.
Don't feel that you can join us due to your time constrictions or other obligations? Our participants in the past have birded their backyards, their work locations and other further afield sites. Our only goal is to see and hear as many birds as possible in a single 24 hour period! Won't you help? To be part of our diverse team please drop us an e-mail to express your interest.
Thank you for your support!