Birders sought to raise money for Audubon Societyby B. William Poole on Apr. 15, 2009, under Calendar, Local, Special
The Tucson Audubon Society is looking for birders to help raise money for the organization this month through its Birdathon, according to a news release.
“Birdathon is similar to a charity walkathon where walkers earn donations for numbers of miles walked. Instead we count birds,” said Chris Harrison of the Audubon Society, who organized the event.
Birdwatchers will gather in teams from now until May 10 to count bird species in specified areas. Donations will be raised through pledges of money for each species spotted or a flat donation.
Birders can create their own teams or join teams organized by the Audubon Society, the news release said.