by Doug Iverson
April 29 – May 2, 2016

 Prescott Audubon Society’s Annual Fundraising Birdathon

Prescott Audubon Society’s annual birdathon, held the first week end of May, is our major fundraiser for the chapter’s education efforts. Monies raised fund our $1,000.00 annual scholarship for a high school senior who intends to pursue studies in areas of conservation/ecology. We also fund Audubon Adventures, National Audubon’s elementary school curriculum for local classrooms. In addition, these funds pay for awards at the Northern Arizona Regional Science/Engineering Fair held at Tri-city College Prep School here in Prescott. ($25.00/winner and an Audubon Field Guide), and help with our sponsorship of the Prescott Junior Audubon Nature Club at Abia Judd Elementary School.  And, Prescott Audubon has recently provided eight pair of binoculars for a teacher’s classes in Humboldt-Dewey with a financial assist from Eric Moore at Jay’s Bird Barn.

As with any “…athon”, you may contribute an amount of your liking by pledging a specific amount, an amount per species identified by a team, or make a pledge for a particular team(s). While the teams in the field have a wonderful, if exhausting, day of birding, the effort is first-of-all, our fundraiser.

This year we will have five teams in the field: (1) the Monday Birders women’s team, (2) the Chick-a-DeeDees along the Colorado river (led by board member DeeDee DeLorenzo), and (3) the Sullivan team of long-standing led by Russell Duerksen. New this year will be a team of elementary school students from our Junior Audubon Nature Club at Abia Judd Elementary School, led by their teacher (Sue Lord) and P.A.S. member, Nancy Jo Silacci.

A contribution in an amount of your choice may be given to Laura Rhoden, treasurer, at the April or May chapter meetings, or a check may be mailed to Prescott Audubon Society, attention treasurer, P. O. Box 4156, Prescott, AZ  86302.

Thanks for caring!

Doug Iverson, Birdathon Coordinator

Monday Women:                                      1,081
Mohave County Chic-A-Deedees:            1,004
Sullivan Count:                                            266
Prescott Junior Audubon Nature Club:        218
Carl Tomoff’s Team:                                       62
TOTAL                                                    $ 2,631



TO DONATE A SPECIFIC AMOUNT ON-LINE you may use your credit card on the PAS Membership page using the PayPal option at: http://prescottaudubon.org/membership/

In the comment field of the “DONATE TO PRESCOTT AUDUBON SOCIETY” section, simply enter “Birdathon” and the team(s) you wish to support. Next enter the amount of your donation in the YOUR PRICE field, and click the “Add to Cart” button. 

Next click the “Checkout with Paypal” button and complete your personal and credit card information, and finally authorize the transaction.

TO MAKE A TEAM PLEDGE ON-LINE you may email the PAS treasurer and indicate the team(s) you wish to sponsor and the amount of your pledge. 

Following the birdathon, our treasurer, Laura Rhoden will contact you with the final event results.