BIRD-A-THONERS NAIL 130 SPECIES FOR THE WILDLIFE RECOVERY ASSN.
By Mike Mencotti
Macomb Audubon held its 11th Annual bird-a-thon, raising money for Joe Rogers' Wildlife Recovery Association (WRA) with much success in 2008.
A Bird-a-Thon is like a Walk-a-Thon, but it is much more fun to do. During the weekend of May 9-11, birders hit different areas: Pt. Pelee in Ontario, Mio, MI, as well as Oakland County - and even Grand Haven! The results were pretty good as we tallied 130 species. Some notable ones were: Neotropical Cormorant, Mottled Duck, Black Vulture, Kirtland's Warbler. Prothonotary Warbler, Kentucky Warbler and Cerulean Warbler.
Although coverage was minimal compared with many years, a special thanks has to go out to some fine birders who helped make this a success: Mike and Margaret Goethe and Tom Heatley, Barb Baldinger, Jim Stevens and Mike Mencotti.
Your pledges of either cents-per-species or flat donations help WRA. If you pledge 10 cents a species, you would owe somewhere like $13.00. But feel free to round up!
In past years, we have raised more than $500 annually for this worthy cause. In the 10 years we've had the fund-raisers, MAS has raised an astounding total of more than $5,600 for WRA. However, this year the pledges are down. So, please take a moment and donate to this worthy cause.
The WRA is an organization devoted to helping injured raptors, in hopes of releasing them in the wild. Also, Joe Rogers, WRA's director, had devoted much of his life to educating in his unique, high-energy way many students of all ages.
As with many nonprofit organizations, the WRA is walking that fine line of insolvency and solvency. It needs your help to keep his programs going. Please pledge either by mail or at the monthly membership meeting.
It is certainly not too late to donate or pledge. Your pledge is tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
Amount of pledge._____ per species, or a flat donation of_________
Make your checks payable to Wildlife Recovery Association, and mail c/o Mike Mencotti, 25378 Wykeshire, Farmington Hills, MI 48336
Great Blue Heron
Black-crowned Night Heron
American Golden Plover
Great Crested Flycatcher
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Canada Warbler Scarlet Tanager
130 Species total