El Paso/Trans-Pecos Audubon Society

EP/TPAS nEWS


BIRDATHON 2018 UPDATE

Congratulations to all on a good Birdathon

again this year. We especially thank our sponsors

and counters without whom the Birdathon

would not be possible. We appreciate your

participation and support for our conservation

and education endeavors.

Thanks, too, for our hard-working members who handle the details--

Jane Fowler and Berttye Barnhart who handled the mailings.

It appears that our total receipts and pledges will be about $4,300.

There may still be a few checks yet to come in

this year. The money will go to chapter operations,

Rio Bosque Wetlands Park, Audubon Texas,

Second Chance Wildlife Rescue, Stick House

Sanctuary, and the El Paso Zoo Raptor Rehabilitation

Program.

Species seen by at least one counter were tallied.

A total of 152 species and three exotics were

seen, compared to 151 and four exotics last year and 160 in 2016.

The winners for the highest number of species seen by an individual

or party were John Kiseda, Richard Hermosillo, John Groves, and

Joe Cancellare with 114. Very good!

The prize for the most money raised

went to John Sproul. The most unusual

birds this year were three Fulvous

Whistling-Ducks discovered by

John Groves.


Bird-a-Thon contributions support the local Chapter, Rio Bosque Wetlands Park, Audubon Texas, Second Chance Wildlife Rescue and the El Paso Zoo Raptor Rehabilitation Program.