El Paso/Trans-Pecos Audubon Society
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
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
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.