Tuesday, December 6, 2011

New Year's Big Day Fundraiser for Wild Bird Rescue

A group of birders will be holding a Big Day event for Wichita and Archer Counties on January 1 as a fundraiser for Wild Bird Rescue. I will be one of the birders that day.

A team of local birders will be out from 7 AM to 7 PM to find as many bird species as possible. If the weather is good, expect a total count of between 70 - 80 species. A really excellent day could reach 90 species, but that would be truly exceptional. If the weather is bad, the totals may only be in the 40 - 50 species range. An ice storm event making the event unsafe, will cause the day to be moved to January 8. Otherwise, we go on New Year's Day.

Please support Wild Bird Rescue's rehabilitation and education programs by donating. You may choose to donate a flat amount or pledge an amount per species. You can call Wild Bird Rescue at 940-691-0828, drop off or mail a check to 4611 Lake Shore Dr., Wichita Falls, TX 76310 or donate online (indicate purpose as "Big Day") at http://wildbirdrescueinc.org.

You'll be able to follow the progress of the team on the Big Day by following me on Twitter, @birdwithpenny or searching hashtag #WBRBigDay.

Wild Bird Rescue helped over 1100 birds last year, returning nearly 70% to the wild for our enjoyment. In addition, they provide educational programs to schools, the community and local groups at no charge. Help them by donating through this fundraiser.

Good birding!

2 comments:

Traveler Literary Gnome said...

This is wonderful.

Penny Miller said...

Elizabeth,

It should be fun. I have two sponsors on a per bird basis and one that will donate a lump sum, so we are moving forward. Press release going out today. I hope this will raise some much-needed funds for the organization. If nothing else, the team members will have a nice day birding.