A Day of Birding for Conservation

New Jersey Audubon’s World Series of Birding

May 13, 2023
12am to 11:59pm

Another rewarding World Series of Birding!

On Saturday, May 13, 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 and spending the better part of 24 hours searching high and low, on well-worn paths and roads less traveled, for anything with feathers.

Drenched by persistent rain and harried by biting gnats, the team persevered in their quest, tallying birds and raising funds for conservation. By day’s end, bitten and weary, they’d spotted 129 species (including 2023’s Bonus Bird, the American Oystercatcher) and, through generous support, raised close to $10,000, 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 coastal birds.

Thank you to all who supported the 2023 Marshketeers! 

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Eastern Bluebird

The Marshketeers (L to R): Devin & Aidan Griffiths, Dr. Lenore Tedesco

Semipalmated Plover

Double-crested Cormorant

The Marshketeers breaking out the big glass!

Eastern Kingbird

Forster’s Tern