Kiptopeke Challenge

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Raised by 10 people in 11 months
Join Team Turnstone in raising money for the Coastal Virginia Wildlife Observatory  (CVWO)!  On September 23, my brother Theo, our friend Tucker, and I (Team Turnstone) will be competing in the youth division of a 24 hour birding competition on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, the Kiptopeke Challenge.  

The purpose of the Challenge is to raise funds for the Coastal Virginia Wildlife Observatory (CVWO) and to raise awareness of the importance of the area, "a significant stop over bottleneck for millions of landbirds migrating down the Atlantic coast [with habitats] essential to their survival.  We will start birding at 4:00 AM and bird non-stop till around 10:00 PM in an attempt to find more bird species than any other team and to inspire you with our hard work to donate generously!  All funds raised will be  used to support CVWO’s field research and environmental education programs.

The CVWO does important field research, habitat conservation, and educational programs in coastal Virginia.  Every year, they count migrating raptors at the Kiptopeke Hawkwatch, one of the best places in the world to see migrating Peregrine Falcons and Merlins. They also run the spring College Creek Hawkwatch near Williamsburg, and the Chesapeake Baywatch, a waterbird survey program.  To learn more about their work, see their website.  We are very excited to participate in the Kiptopeke Challenge for our first time, and see what we can find.  We expect to see somewhere between 100 and 140 species of birds, including raptors, shorebirds, waders, warblers, and waterfowl. Thanks for considering supporting the Coastal Virginia Wildlife Observatory!

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$445 of $1,000 goal

Raised by 10 people in 11 months
Funds raised will benefit:
Coastal Virginia Wildlife Observatory (cvwo.treasurer@gmail.c...
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