On May 9th Emma will be competing in NJ Audubon’s World Series of Birding to help raise awareness and money for bird conservation.
NJ Audubon’s World Series of Birding®
For the 37th year in a row, starting at 12:01 midnight on Saturday, May 9th, 2020 from midnight to midnight and all kinds of hours in between, birders will be birding, looking and listening for as many bird species as possible. This year, they will be participating throughout the Atlantic Flyway and more.
The World Series of Birding is the country’s largest and most prestigious birding competition and provides participants and sponsors with a fun and interactive way to raise money for critically needed conservation priorities.
The 2020 World Series of Birding “Special Edition” is designed for a day of good birding, lots of communication and sharing, virtual camaraderie and FUN, all with the health and safety of everyone involved paramount during the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing. Whether you look out the window, explore your yard or neighborhood, or venture to a nearby park (only if open), set the day aside for the enjoyment of birds and raising critical funding for New Jersey Audubon or the conservation cause of your choice.
The biggest change is you can put together a team of birders each located anywhere in New Jersey, or in select states, most of which are part of the Atlantic Flyway. Competitive teams must focus on their home states.
Non-competitive teams (ie. Level II NJ Audubon Ambassadors) can compile a checklist from more than one state. All teams can take advantage of digital communication and social media to find new ways to communicate their sightings to each other and to one primary checklist manager.
The 2020 World Series of Birding “Special Edition” invites teams to form in New Jersey and in any of the following states, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia.
A “Virtual Awards Ceremony” is in the works, and teams will be recognized for achieving the highest total within their state and within their chosen category. Details and timing of that event to come.
Read on for more information and get creative about your approach; especially your team name. The most important things are to experience spring migration, be safe and have FUN!
New Jersey Audubon’s World Series of Birding may only be a game, but the stakes are very high. When you donate, you are helping to conserve habitat, advocate for wildlife protection, and educate the next generation about the importance of safeguarding the birds that fill our skies.
The World Series of Birding is an event where you can bird while raising money for bird conservation. It is an avian ‘Win Win’.