The Marshketeers are back and better than ever! Our team is now an experienced and well-oiled machine looking forward to the next 24 hours of bird sighting mania to locate as many species as they can.
Following devastating impacts from Hurricane Sandy, The Wetlands Institute was part of a team the beat the clock to restore critical horseshoe crab spawning and Red Knot feeding beaches along the Delaware Bay. Sand has been replenished along a 2.5 mile stretch of critical shorebird habitat and our Wetlands Institute scientists, led by our Executive Director, are monitoring the beaches to inform restoration project design. Help us continue this amazing work! Pledges from the WSOB will support shorebird and horseshoe crab conservation efforts along Delaware Bay.
There are two ways to pledge your support: you may download a pledge form, or you may submit the pledge form on the bottom of this page.
In 2013, the Marshketeers spotted 129 species and raised nearly $5,000! Some spotting highlights included:
- Spotted Sandpiper (2013 Bonus Bird)
- Western Grebe
- Glossy Ibis
- Black Volture
- Tufted Titmouse
- Double-Crested Cormorant
- Indigo Bunting
We ask for your generous support through a pledge.
1. You can pledge an amount per bird species identified, and mail your contribution after the results are in for the year.
3. You can offer an additional pledge based on whether this year’s “bonus bird” is found.
Your generous pledge can be sent to the Wetlands Institute by completing and returning the form linked above or by submitting the online form shown below. We thank you, in advance, for pledging in faith of The Marshketeers 2014. Your pledge help support critical shorebird restoration work being done by The Wetlands Institute.
You can even follow our team’s progress as we post our favorite finds on this website and on our Facebook page. Help us beat our 2013 results!
Click here to see the Marshketeers checklist from the 2013 World Series of Birding.