World Series of Birding

The Marshketeers are gearing up for another 24 hours of birding madness on Saturday, May 10, 2014. Our team is stronger than ever with a new expert birder and some experienced returning members.

This year’s team co-led by Dr. Lenore Tedesco and Dr. Lisa Ferguson, is pledging their commitment to 24 hours of sunshine, darkness, wind, rain, sand and mud to locate as many species as they can, by sight or sound. Most importantly the team hopes to spot the 2014 Bonus Bird, the Black-Crowned Night-Heron.

This is an important fund-raising event for the Institute – please support us. Proceeds from this year’s event will be used to support avian research and conservative programs at the Institute. In 2013, the Marshketeers spotted 129 species and raised nearly $5,000! We ask for your generous support.

  • Pledge an amount per bird species identified, and mail your contribution after the results are in for the year.
  • Contribute a fixed amount to send in right away.
  • Offer an additional pledge based on whether this year’s “bonus bird”, the Black-Crowned Night-Heron 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.

Choose how you would like to give:

Make a pledge:

Option #1:  Use our online pledge form

Option #2:  Download a printable pledge form and mail your donation

Donate a fixed amount

Option #1:  Using our secure online form

Option #2:  Download a printable pledge form and mail your donation

black-crowned-night-heron-smIn 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.

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.


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