Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Birders Gone Wild


Starting at 2am on May 20th myself along with John Haselmayer and Mark Weircinski will be partipting in the annual Baillie Birdathon. Yes, this may sound a bit crazy to some of you, but this is a birding geeks Olympics. Aside from wanting to break our record of 174 species (which we would love to break), this birdathon supports the conservation of Canada’s birds. Our funds will support both Bird Sutdies Canada (BSC) and the Bruce Peninsula Bird Observatory (BPBO).

This 24 hour bridathon day includes a crazy day of driving all over the Bruce Peninsula searching forests, fields, and wetlands for migrants and breeding birds. We won’t be sleeping and won’t be eating healthy – it will be a day full of junk food and caffeine drinks. And for me personally a lot of oreos! Any bets in how many I will consume?

For those who are really interested in how this crazy day ends, please join the three of us on Saturady May 28th for our ‘Birders Gone Wild on the Bruce’ presentation – apart of the Huron Fringe Birding Festival (http://bit.ly/iTdIVb). In addition to our adventures the presentation will also include my bird photography. That’s one downside to this birdathon, there won’t be time for photos – which is hard as a bird photographer!

Don’t worry if you can’t make it I will be sure to post our results on here!

Please support our Team Bruce Peninsula on our crazy adventure and raise funds for our Canadian Birds. It’s easy to do! You can make a pledge by clicking here, which will direct you to the birdathon website. 

13 comments:

  1. Wow sounds like fun....I was just in the Beaver Valley area around Kimbercote Farms and participated on a bird sit spot and did some bird mapping....saw my first ever Baltimore Oriole...Stunning Bird!!!!! Of course didn't have camera in hand so missed out on getting a try for a few shots....Grrrrr!

    Good Luck on your adventure, and I predict at least a bag and a half of orio cookies...don't forget to lick, dunk and enjoy!!!!!!LOL

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  3. I know you can consume a lot of cookies while on safari. Three bags, easy.

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  4. Thanks everyone! Oreos are packed and ready to be consumed.

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