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Birdathon 2016

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Tahoma Audubon Society invites you to join this year’s Birdathon. Get access to one-of-a-kind field trips, learn about local birds and make new friends – all while supporting birds and natural habitats across Pierce County.

A birdathon is a community fundraiser like a walkathon, but instead of counting miles, you count bird species. Anyone can participate, whether you’re a pro birder, casual birdwatcher, a beginner, or a family or community team. This year, Tahoma Audubon’s Birdathon runs from April 22 through May 30.

To be a “Birdathoner,” sign up for one of our special field trips at Then, ask people to sponsor you with a pledge based on the number of species you might see during your field trip or with a flat donation.

Money raised from Birdathon stays in Pierce County and goes directly to Tahoma Audubon’s mission to connect people with birds, other wildlife and their habitats through education, conservation and recreation.

Throughout the year, Tahoma Audubon provides weekly free field trips, monthly programs and more. It also maintains a center at the Adriana Hess Wetland Park off of Morrison Road. Community support through Birdathon is key to helping the Audubon continue to make a difference locally.

You can also sponsor a Birdathoner (see a partial list at or make a general donation (see

If you’d like to learn more about Birdathon, visit or contact Andrea Michelbach, Development & Community Engagement Coordinator at 253-565-9129 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Get full details at

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