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Ventana Wildlife Society's 2008 Birdathon


Ventana Wildlife Society's
15th Annual BIRDATHON!
April 26-July 26, 2008


Ventana Wildlife Society's banding lab is a long-term bird conservation research facility in Big Sur, California. The Birdathon has successfully been an annual fundraiser since 1992!

A Birdathon is similar to a walk-a-thon, where individuals/teams count the total number of bird species seen in one 24-hour period. Each counter collects pledges from friends, relatives, neighbors, businesses, and/or corporations for either a per-bird-species pledge or a one-time donation for all the birds that you count in that one 24-hour period any time before June 15, 2008. This is a great opportunity to get involved with the community and to support Vetana Wildlife Society.

Pledging Your Support
Show your support with a per-bird-species pledge or a one-time donation. Sponsor any birder or group of birders who participate as Birdathon Counters, such as:

  • Your own team or your friends/neighbors team - set a date and go enjoy a day of birding and nature
  • Ventana Wildlife Society Team - scheduled to count June 21
  • Audubon Team, Chapter of your choice - mobilize your local chapter for a day of birding

If counting birds and collecting pledges isn't your cup of tea, you can participate by PLEDGING to Ventana Wildlife Society's Team. The VWS staff, board of directors, family members, and interns will head out on June 21 and bird in a few different locations. We will be trying to spot as many different bird species as possible. The diverse teams range from expert life birders to “never before been listening for let alone know what one is” birders. The day should promise to be exciting, enlightening, and fascinating. Your support in any way is greatly appreciated!

SIGN UP NOW – 3 dates to choose from!
Saturday July 12, 2008 or
Saturday July 19, 2008 or
Saturday July 26, 2008

• VWS open house - 9:00AM – 2:00PM (20 max) $70/person
Visit Ventana Wildlife Society's banding lab and see live wild birds in the hands of VWS ornithologists, go on an expertly guided bird walk at Andrew Molera State Park, and search for California Condors along the most breathtaking cliffs on Hwy 1. Lunch included!

Contact Cathy Keeran or 831-455-9514

Visit our on-line auction at (Ventana Wildlife Society’s Birdathon Auction!) for some fantastic items such as: (Coming Soon!)

  • Moloka'i week stay
  • Star Market gift basket
  • Annieglass original, Patagonia Freightliner duffle bag
  • Bonny Doon Vineyard case of wine
  • Heller Estates bottle of wine
  • Eagle Optics binoculars

Gift packages including certificates from: Passionfish, Sardine Factory, Kayak Connection, From Scratch, Deetjen's Big Sur Inn, Local Color, Monterey Bay kayaks, The Steinbeck House, CruiseShip Holidays, Café Stavaganza, Katy's Place, Little Napoli, Rappa's Restaurant, Chakespeare Santa Cruz, Children's Discovery Museum, Gilroy Gardens, Bountiful Basket Tasting Party, Michael Keeran Golf Instruction, Monterey Peninsula Foundation, Laguna Seca Golf Ranch, Pacific Repertory Theatre.