Natural Resources Foundation of WI staff, the Great WI Birdathon Team and I are working together for an expanded "Long Walk for Birds" in 2014. Please let me know if you will consider walking part of the route this spring. Unlike 2013's event, this does not consist of me doing a solo walk this year. Anyone can participate, and can do their chosen/assigned part of the route on any date in May. The route is being developed, and will be a south-to-north route this coming year, generally following Lake Michigan's shoreline, starting near the IL border, and ending at Marinette. If you are a member of an organization or club that would like to do it together, that is the best possible choice. The goal of course is to raise money via gathering pledges for the Bird Protection Fund (http://www.wisconservation.
org/rare-and-endangered- species/bird-protection-fund/ ) of NRF, through the Great Wisconsin Birdathon 2014 ( see: http://wibirdathon.org/ for the last year results & updates). I plan to do just a four-day section this year.
Please consider getting a group together to do part of the route in an area nearest to you. You may still have time to influence the development of the route - if you'd like to provide some input, please contact me in January. Or - you can help promote this event in many other ways.