The 17th annual Birdathon was successful as always, with thirteen teams participating. Together we covered Corvallis and surrounding areas, the coast, the Rogue Valley and Cape May, NJ! We raised over $3600, bringing total earnings over the years to nearly $76,000. These funds go directly to Hesthavn Nature Center, and will be used for routine maintenance, as well as larger projects, such as this yearís roof replacement.
We had group sponsors for all the teams, with Elsie Eltzroth continuing the family tradition, and Wild Birds Unlimited again contributing to everyone. Thanks very much, WBU and Elsie!
Isaac Denzer takes the prize for most motorless birds recorded, at an incredible 119 species, covering Finley and other parts of the valley, all by bicycle! Isaacís team added some species by car, for a winning total of 156. Hendrik Herlyn and Oscar Harper are second, with 153 species.
The other teams this year were Dodie Wilson, Jamie Simmons, Jim Philipson, Pam and Randy Comeleo, Ann Brodie and friends, Delores Porch, Mary Derr, Tyler Hallman, Bill Proebsting, the ASCís Rogue Valley field trip and Karan and Jim Fairchild.
And finally, of course, we heartily thank everyone who sponsored a team. Hesthavn is a thriving nature center and native plant and wildlife sanctuary largely because of your generosity!
Karan Fairchild, Birdathon coordinator
Birders Report Form
Birders Sponsor Sheet