Alamos Wildlands Alliance Birdathon
The Alamos Wildlands Alliance (AWA) is a 501c-3 non-profit organization incorporated in 2002. Our mission is Conservation, Education, and Research conducted largely from our Navopatia Field Station in Southern Sonora, Mexico. Through research and education we seek to promote understanding and conservation of the unique and beautiful landscapes of southern Sonora.
The annual Bird-A-Thon (or BAT) happens over two weeks, starting Superbowl weekend (Feb. 1-15). Teams compete to see the most birds and raise the most money over a 24 hour period. All funds raised go to the cost of running the field station.
To specify a Bird-A-Thon team which you wish to contribute to, please leave a comment when entering your donation.
A large part of the Bird-A-Thon is having fun and working in teams. With four teams signed up so far, there's plenty of room for competition. If you wish to donate under the name of a specific team, please mention one of the teams below in the comments section of your donation.
The Field Station Frigates, Navopatia, Sonora.
The Chapulines, Oaxaca, Mexico.
Team Border Patrol, South Texas.
Team Wingtrip, Shaw Island, Washington.
Team Mayday, Washington.
Team PajaroPals, Navopatia, Sonora.
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Have questions about forming a team and going birding for us? Feel free to e-mail us at email@example.com.
Thanks for your support!
Field Station Frigates: 159
Chapulines: 63 species
The Field Station Frigates reign this year, with years of practice, but the PajaroPals weren't far behind!
Lots of highlights, from rare birds on a small island (read about it here http://bit.ly/1ESe3MR), great waterbirds from Team MayDay, and of course tantalizing neo-tropical species from those competing in Mexico! Thanks again! It was a blast!
For some inspiration on why you should support the field station (let alone have fun in the competition), check out these images of Navopatia and the surrounding area:
You can participate from anywhere in the world and have two weeks starting this Sunday, Feb. 1 to get in your 24 hours of birding. Don't forget to find supporters and show them our GoFundMe page. Thanks for helping support not only the field station, but the surrounding ecosystem.