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A Day of Birding for Conservation

New Jersey Audubon’s World Series of Birding

May 8, 2021
12am to 11:59pm

Another rewarding World Series of Birding!

On Saturday, May 8, The Wetlands Institute’s team of irrepressible birders, The Marshketeers, once again gave up sleep for bird conservation, competing in NJ Audubon’s World Series of Birding. After winning the Carbon Footprint Cup last year, The Marshketeers treaded lightly again, taking on the Carbon Footprint Cup for 2021 as well – heading out on foot, bike, and horseback to identify as many bird species as possible while raising funds for the Institute’s coastal bird conservation programs.

They closed the day with 145 species – including this year’s bonus bird, the Blue Grosbeak – bringing the Swarovski Carbon Footprint Cup home again. The real winners, though, were the birds: through generous donations and pledges, The Marshketeers raised more than $6,000, which goes directly to The Wetlands Institute’s coastal bird research and conservation programs and supports the lifesaving work we do on behalf of our imperiled beach-nesting birds.

Thank you to all who supported the 2021 Marshketeers, our mission, and the Coastal Birds Studies Program at the Institute.

Gray Catbird

Prothonotary Warbler

A shy Barred Owl

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Canada Goose family

Common Yellowthroat

Prairie Warbler

Black-and-white Warbler