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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

Be an EARLY BIRD and pledge your support now!

After birding for conservation and bringing home the Carbon Footprint Cup in 2020, The Wetlands Institute’s intrepid birding team, The Marshketeers, is treading lightly once again for the 2021 New Jersey Audubon World Series of Birding. On Saturday May 8, we’ll be heading out on foot, bike, kayak – maybe even horseback – to identify as many bird species as we can.

In the special edition of NJAS World Series of Birding mark 2, our illustrious Marshketeers continue their tradition of competing in this birding challenge and raising funds for our coastal bird conservation programs. This year, The Marshketeers are looking to repeat their 2020 Carbon Footprint Cup victory, with team members based at their own homes and exploring nearby areas as long as they follow COVID-19 restrictions and use only non-motorized transportation.

In 2020, The Marshketeers identified 132 species using strictly carbon-neutral means of travel. For 2021, we’re setting our sights higher, giving you a greater opportunity to do good. 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. With your help, last year we raised more than $5,500 for bird conservation.

There are several ways to support the team:

  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 they find this year’s Bonus Bird, the Blue Grosbeak.

Help support coastal bird conservation programs and make a difference for birds by supporting The Marshketeers. Donate online, download a printable pledge form, or call us at 609-368-1211.