World Series of Birding

Congratulations to everyone that supported the 2015 Marshketeers World Series of Birding team sponsored by Burke Motor Group. The team (Lisa Ferguson, Lenore Tedesco, Allison Anholt, and Tedor Whitman) logged 23,180 steps and covered more than 8½ miles, mostly through dense fog, in their quest to see and hear as many species as possible to raise money for avian conservation.

The team spotted 130 species of birds, including the Ovenbird – this year’s bonus bird. Fueled by junk food and caffeine, the team, with your support raised more than $4,400. Thank you for your support and look for us again next year!


Support our team, The Marshketeers, in this annual 24 hours of birding intensity for good cause. Our team – including staff and volunteers – pledges 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.

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 2015, the Marshketeers spotted 120 species and raised more than $4,400! We ask for your generous support to make 2016 an even better year for conservation! Corporate sponsorships are also available. 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 the “bonus bird” 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:

The Marshketeers – 2015 World Series of Birding


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