Birdathon 2016 Wrap-up
Juanita Hummel

Special thanks to the fourteen teams and individuals who headed out on May 14 to tally birds and raise money for our annual fundraiser! A total of 163[A] individual species were recorded locally and in other parts of the state, including 28 warblers. The top listers were Brad Merritt, whose team contributed 105 species from a trek to the shore, while “Team Beck”, led by John Maret, came in a pretty close second with 99.

Note: [A] includes our local Carolina x Black-capped Chickadee hybrid; see 2016 list here and full list 1993-2016 here.

Guided walks led by Sharyn Magee (Princeton Institute Woods), Fairfax Hutter (Mercer Meadows/Pole Farm), Abbott Marshlands (Andrew Bobe), Baldpate Mountain (Tyler Christensen) and South Hunterdon County (Juanita Hummel) contributed more species to the total and provided a great opportunity for less-experienced birders to actively participate in the effort while learning new birds and songs.

Last but not least, we thank all our members and friends who spread the word, solicited funds and sent in donations. We have collected $5,400 as of this writing. Your support of WCAS research and education efforts is essential to their continuation and greatly appreciated. We look forward to seeing you in the field for one of our weekend walks, and hope to see you at next year’s Birdathon!

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Last revision: Sunday, August 28, 2016