This Year’s Dates: May 17-18, 2014
As NH Audubon enters its second century, one thing is clear – conservation challenges require us ALL to be more mindful of decisions shaping the future of wildlife, natural places, and ultimately, ourselves. The 2014 Birdathon/Bloomathon promises to provide that opportunity. Fun, accessible and inclusive, this year’s fundraising event will entice members and all who are interested to form friendly but competitive teams to search for birds and blooms statewide. Looking back 100 years, birds were the gateway to the conservation movement that still guides our work in education, advocacy, wildlife research, and stewardship/conservation. We invite you to participate in or pledge your support for this great competition!
The Birdathon/Bloomathon is outdoor exploration with a purpose.
Join in the excitement as teams of observers, representing NH Audubon’s Centers, Chapters, and groups of individuals, try to see as many species of birds and/or blooming wildflowers as possible within a single day, in whatever New Hampshire location they choose. Several teams are already forming, including expert-led groups that welcome beginners!
All funds raised will be split 50/50 between NH Audubon and the Chapter, Center, or area of your team’s choice (raptor observatories, animal care or education, for example), so pledges from your friends and family encouraged.
It’s easy to participate in Birdathon/Bloomathon! There’s no registration fee, just an expectation that individuals collect pledges as a way to involve an even greater audience in this event… even those who stay indoors. Donations and pledges come from friends, co-workers, family members, Facebook, local businesses, etc.
- Form a team with friends (2-6 participants/team) or join a Chapter or Center group
- Captains will coordinate multiple teams for Chapters, Centers or Programs
- Set goals: for example, aim for a big day of 100 bird species or 10 new plants you’ve never seen
- Sign up pledges to support your Chapter, Center, or area of interest
- Travel across the state or focus on a favorite local spot or NH Audubon Sanctuary
- Spend a few hours in the field – or search for 24 hours straight!
For registration details and more information, contact your local NH Audubon Chapter; Birdathon/Bloomathon Coordinator Phil Brown (224-9909 x334 or firstname.lastname@example.org); or visit this page for updates in the near future. Registration deadline is May 13. Early registration is recommended to provide team strategy and fund raising opportunities. New this year – easy online tools through FirstGiving where you can set up your own individual fundraising web page to share electronically (via email, Facebook, other social media). We can help!
Prizes will be awarded to category winners and to those who raise the most in pledges. Participation in the Birdathon/Bloomathon means that everyone wins – including the birds and plants!
Can’t participate in Birdathon? You can still support your favorite team. Click here to access our FirstGiving page.