World Series of Birding


The Marshketeers are gearing up for another 24 hours of birding intensity for good cause on Saturday, May 9, 2015. Our team – including staff and volunteers – is pledging their commitment to a full day and night in wind, rain, sand and mud, crisscrossing southern New Jersey, and consuming loads of coffee and snacks to find and identify as many species as they can, by sight or sound. The team will give special attention to spotting the 2015 Bonus Bird, the Ovenbird, a small warbler that visits our region in the summer and builds a domed nest on the forest floor.

Glenn Bartley

Ovenbird, by Glenn Bartley

Can you help us by pledging your support for our team? This is an important fund-raising event for the Institute – in 2014, the Marshketeers spotted 120 species and raised nearly $5,000! We ask for your generous support to make 2015 an even better year for conservation! Corporate sponsorships are also available (contact Heather Gee for more information). Proceeds from this year’s event will be used to support avian research and conservative programs at the Institute. There are several ways to support us:

 1. Pledge an amount per bird species identified, and mail your contribution after the results are in for the year.

 2. Contribute a fixed amount to send in right away.

 3. Offer an additional pledge based on whether this year’s “bonus bird”, the Ovenbird is found.


Please note: To save paper and reduce our costs this year, we will not mail out forms. This way, we can devote all monies directly to our avian research and conservation programs. Call 609-368-1211 or make your donation or pledge online here:

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Marshketeers at work, 2014 World Series of Birding


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