Thursday 7 June 2007.
On May 5th a group of birders conformed by Gwen Brewer, Bill Hubick, Tom Feild, and George Jett, took part in a fund raising event for the Cerulean Warbler Bird Reserve as part of the Southern Maryland Audubon Society annual fund raising birdathon. They started at 3 AM and birded until well after 10 PM. They finished with 130 species. This team raised just over $2,500 and contributions are still coming in.
On May 12th Partners in Flight (PIF) and International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD) joined together to host a World Series of Birding team, the Redstarts with members from Canada, the United States, and Latin America. They saw a total of 212 species and tied for 6th place in the World Series of Birding event. A third of their funds raised (total not yet available) will contribute to the Cerulean Warbler Bird Reserve, own by ProAves. For more information about the PIF/IMBD team efforts (including a list of birds seen) click here. To learn more about the World Series of Birding click here.
Many THANKS to the team members and their supporters for these efforts!