Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Great Wisconsin Birdathon - a backpacker/birder team

In 2013, there was the Long Walk for Birds. In 2014 and 2015, slightly different versions of The Long Walk raised pledge amounts for the Great WI Birdathon. In 2017:

Great WI Birdathon – Backpacking Birders

Learn about how you can participate OR donate to our team, by going to http://wibirdathon.org/teampage.asp?fundid=2114 

What we’ll do:
·         Backpack the N. Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest
·         Collect Pledges for Number of Bird Species Found
·         Donate these Pledged Amounts to the Birdathon

What you’ll need to participate:
·         Medium-sized backpack
·         Sturdy hiking shoes
·         Lightweight sleeping bag & pad
·         2 Water bottles
·         Binoculars
·         Lightweight rain gear
·         Food (see notes below)
·         (No tent needed – we will camp in trail shelters)
·         (Total pack weight below 18 pounds; maybe even less than 15)

Why we’re doing it:
·         Have fun!
·         See and count some birds
·         Collect data for several projects
·         Raise $$$ for the Bird Protection Fund of the NRF

When we’ll do it:
·         3 days in mid-May

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