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A Day of Birding for Conservation

New Jersey Audubon’s World Series of Birding

May 9, 2020
12am to 11:59pm

Be an EARLY BIRD and pledge your support now!

These days there’s more than just warmth in the air. There’s excitement, there’s a sense of anticipation. And very soon, there will be birds. Spring migration is almost upon us. The birds are coming—and when they get here, The Marshketeers will be ready.

That’s right, the intrepid team of dedicated TWI staffers is coming together once again to take part in New Jersey Audubon’s World Series of Birding to raise money for bird conservation. The Marshketeers first entered this annual 24-hour birding marathon in 1992, and have participated every year since—and on May 9, 2020, we’ll be excited to carry on the tradition.

In 2019, we birded from a single location—the Institute’s tower, tallying 73 species. This year, The Marshketeers are hitting the road to visit our favorite spots throughout Cape May County and supercharge our efforts to fund bird conservation. As with past years, we’ll be on the lookout for our Bonus Bird, the Eastern Kingbird.

This is an important fund-raising event, and the need for conservation is greater than ever. Can we count on you? Proceeds go directly to supporting critical coastal bird research and conservation work here at the Institute. Last year, The Marshketeers raised more than $4500 for our coastal bird studies program.

There are several ways to support us:

  1. Pledge an amount per bird species identified, and mail your contribution after the results are in.
  2. Contribute a fixed amount to send in right away.
  3. Offer an additional pledge based on whether we find this year’s Bonus Bird, the Eastern Kingbird.

Help support coastal bird conservation programs by supporting the 2020 Marshketeers. Make your donation online, download a printable pledge form, or call 609-368-1211.