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Our annual Birdathon has always been a major fundraiser for the chapter. Like any other "thon" the idea is to collect or make pledges to the chapter to sponsor those hardy individuals or teams who get out for a few hours or more of birding on a scheduled day or weekend. With the help of migratory songbirds moving through our area in May, the number of species identified for the past several years has been well over 150 each year. Every year tends to reveal something unique such as the Black-bellied Whistling-Duck sighted at the Baker Wetlands in 2008 as well as all the old favorites in warblers, hummingbirds, shorebirds, and, of course, our Kansas state bird the Western Meadowlark.
Whether you’re an accomplished birder looking for a good opportunity to get out for a good cause or a beginner or novice looking to team up with someone to learn from, this is one of the best events to get out and enjoy. Download the pledge form here, as well as a birding list with all the "usual suspects".
Our faithful coordinator for this event is Richard Bean. Richard, an accomplished birder as well as Master Bee Keeper for Blossom Trail Bee Ranch, has helped keep this event one of our leading fundraisers. You can join him for the birding or just get more information about the May event by contacting him at (785) 615-1548.