Brew and Maian Young
As many of you know, Birdathon is WCAS's primary fundraiser for the year. Money raised is used to support our lectures, field trips, and educational programs.
Our Birdathon was held on May 15th this year. WCAS had about 10 teams searching the state for birds. The day was warm and sunny - a great day to be outdoors. The Grand Total was 206 species, which is down from 218 a year ago. The lower number of birds this year may have been due to the preceding days of warm southerly winds which kept the birds on their northern migration route. Birdathon coordinator Lou Beck reports that 26 species of warblers were found which is also down from the spectacular 32 species we had last year. Some of the unusual birds found this year were Black Rail and Scissor-tailed Flycatcher.
Our sincere thanks go to all those who pledged this year. Thanks to everyone's generosity, this year's dollar total has exceeded last year's.
CONGRATULATIONS TO PRIZE RECIPIENTS! -Special prizes for generous support of the Birdathon were donated by the Belle Mead Farmers Co-Op, Fred Ward, and Kale's Nursery. Winners were Ames Hoyt, Landis Eaton, and David Letcher (Early-bird drawing).
Thank you all - on behalf of the Washington Crossing Audubon Society - for your generous donations to Birdathon 2004. Thanks also to the birding teams.