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Welcome to
WCAS Birdathon '16!
Join us on May 14th!

Birdathon '16 is our singular fund-raiser of the year! NEW this year will be four WCAS naturalist-led walks for members and friends to join us in the field, during the height of bird migration, to enjoy a day outdoors and help us tally bird species in support of WCAS Birdathon! Like a Big Day, the club and its friends will seek out as many bird species as we can in one day, this year on Saturday, May 14. Members, friends and supporters will pledge their support, either with a donation or a pledge per bird species seen.

For a great cause
WCAS's Birdathon proceeds support local educational outreach, research and conservation efforts. Together with our research initiatives, this past year we reached out to our novices with very popular Beginning Birders Classes, offered last spring and fall. WCAS continues to support the avian research efforts of Hannah Suthers at the Featherbed Lane Bird Banding and Research Station and Tyler Christensen in providing funding towards the establishment of a migratory bird-banding station in Costa Rica. Your donations will help fund new mist nets, enabling continuing research to make great strides in our understanding of both our resident and migrating bird species.

You can participate
  • Come out and bird with us! Join one of our naturalists at one of five locations on Saturday, May 14th at 8:00 am to help us add to our list of bird species and just have fun! Baldpate, Pole Farm, Institute Woods, Abbott Marshlands or Southern Hunterdon is waiting for you. Sign up now and select a birding spot. Email contact.wcas@gmail.com to let us know you're coming!

    We have five exciting options for guided walks this year. Except where noted, all meet at 8 am. Spend as much time as you wish helping to find birds and build the list of species, while having a good time with fellow bird enthusiasts. We request a minimum donation of $20 per individual or $30 per couple. Email us at contact.wcas@gmail.com to make your pledge and register your choice so that we know you're coming! Also, feel free to ask your friends and family to sponsor you for this important event!

    Baldpate Mountain—Tyler Christensen, naturalist and expert bird bander. Meet in the Ted Stiles Preserve parking lot at the Fiddler's Creek Rd entrance. View map here: http://tinyurl.com/Baldpate-Fiddlers-Creek

    Pole Farm (Mercer Meadows)—Fairfax Hutter, expert birder, wildflower enthusiast and PennEast Pipeline watchdog for WCAS. Meet in the parking lot at the corner of Keefe and Cold Soil Rds. View map here: http://tinyurl.com/Pole-Farm-Mercer-Meadows

    Princeton Institute Woods—Sharyn Magee, president of WCAS, expert birder and documenter of breeding birds on Baldpate Mountain, the Sourlands and in Hopewell. Meet at Roger's Refuge viewing platform on West Drive off of Alexander; park at West Drive fork. View map here: http://tinyurl.com/Institute-Woods-Rogers-Refuge

    Abbott Marshlands—Andrew Bobe, CBC leader for the Marshlands area. If you haven't visited this amazing resource yet during migration, now is the time! Meet in the parking lot, left turn at the end of Sewell Ave, which is off Hwy 206. View map here: http://tinyurl.com/Abbott-Marshlands-Sewell

    Southern Hunterdon Habitat Smorgasbord—Juanita Hummel, in conjunction with the AVTA Trailfeathers Team. Various times and meeting places starting at 6:30 am and continuing through the afternoon. Want to see something different, or just not an early riser? This may be for you! Email me directly (juanita.hummel@gmail.com) if you are interested want to see the detailed itinerary.

  • Head out into the field on your own or with friends for your own team effort on May 14th then tally up the number of bird species spotted and send in your group's pledges by May 20th.
  • Mail in a donation check to voice your support for WCAS and its outreach, educational, conservation and research efforts. All contributions are tax-deductible and are deeply appreciated.

Steven D'Amato
  • Pledge your own support to voice your support for WCAS and its outreach, educational, conservation and research efforts by making an online donation or sending a check.
    • Make your  donation of $25___    $35___    $50___    $100___    $200___    Other $_____
DonateNow through Network for Good WCAS is now accepting donations online
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Please include notation "Birdathon 2016"

 or make your check payable to WCAS
   and mail it to WCAS, PO. Box 112, Pennington, NJ  08534-0112.
    • Pledge $ ____/per species  [2015: 161 species]
                email to contact.wcas@gmail.com and support a WCAS birder or team
    • If your employer will make a matching gift, please send the matching gift form to the address below.
Register for as little as $20 of your own donation or that of your sponsor(s); couples may join for $30. Feel free to ask your friends, family and neighbors to sponsor you with a single donation or a per bird species pledge! We're sure they know how much birds, birding and conservation mean to you and would be pleased to participate. Don't forget, PRIZES are given out each year!

Washington Crossing Audubon Society
Make your check payable to WCAS
   and mail it to WCAS, PO. Box 112, Pennington, NJ  08534-0112

WCAS is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization and
all contributions are tax-deductive and deeply appreciated.

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