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Birdathon 2014 Toolkit

Every year during May, Eastside Audubon members raise funds for conservation and education through all-out birding.

During Birdathon we have special trips, walks and events. We bird for pledges, and we pledge donations to individual birders and Birdathon teams.

And if you prefer to make a direct contribution to Eastside Audubon, there's no better time than Birdathon to do it.

High Stakes

We're fortunate in 2014 to have a challenge grant for Birdathon from the Melody S. Robidoux Foundation that gives us the potential to magnify the impact of our fundraising efforts.

For the second year in a row, the foundation has pledged to match every Birdathon dollar we raise, up to a total grant of $15,000.

We met the Robidoux challenge last spring. Let's do it again! Learn more about the Robidoux Foundation and the grant.

Field Trips and Birding Walks

Birdathon is the one time of year when Eastside Audubon suggests a donation for participating in some of our trips and walks. Several special outings are scheduled for Birdathon month in May. To see them all, download a printable Birdathon 2014 schedule or visit the EAS Calendar.

Bird for Pledges

Create Your Own Birdathon — Bird when you want, where you want, how you want.

Birdathon by Team — Start a team or join one.

Tips for Getting Birdathon Pledges — It's easy when you have a plan.

Make a Pledge

Pledge to a Team

Take the traditional path and pledge to one of Eastside Audubon's competitive Birdathon teams. Find one at Birdathon by Team.

Pledge to a Birder

Pledge to a trip leader. You can pledge to a Birdathon trip leader for every species the leader will find on one trip or more during May.

Pick a leader from schedule of May trips and walks listed in the Birdathon 2014 schedule. Then email your pledge to the EAS office or to the leader.

Pledge to an EAS member. We can match you to a member who's looking for pledges. Just send a note to the EAS office and let us know you'd like to find someone to pledge to.

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