Hello everyone, while I mostly blog about my adventures and science topics I find interesting, I'm writing this because I need YOUR help. I have done a big day for the New York State Young Birders club for the past two years, but unlike last year, we are asking donors to send money directly to the club. First, a little bckground information
NYSYBC members have done big days as a fundraiser for the NYSYBC Scholarship program, which provides young birders the opportunity to participate in many young birder events such as those hosted by the ABA and Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
This year, I'm doing a team big day with two other young birders: NYSYBC Vice President Avery Scott and club secretary Jordan Spindel. Jordan will bird Manhattan, Avery in Queens and Brooklyn, and I will cover Nassau and Suffolk counties.
Last year, we saw a combined 174 species.
Because of the short notice, we are asking people to donate directly to the NYSYBC this year instead of creating a GoFundMe page like the previous year. To donate, follow these instructions:
1 - Click Donate below.
2 - On the secure PayPal screen, enter the amount of your donation, click Update Total, and enter your other information.
3 - Before you click the Donate $... Now button, enter special instructions by clicking the Add instructions for NYSOA/NYSYBC link to the left of the Total.
If you are donating as a Big Day sponsor, please do the following once you are on the PayPal screen:
Click the Add instructions link on the "please review your donation" screen and type in: Big Day followed by the name(s) of the specific young birder(s) you are sponsoring, if applicable. You will then receive a receipt via email
If I've thoroughly convinced you to donate, you can do so at nybirds.org/membership/NYSYBC/donation.html. Normally, we'd have a Gofundme link, but since we're pressed for time, we're asking friends to donate directly to
The YB Odyssey Facebook Page
My Flickr site
Leica Nature Observation Blog
Young Birders of the Round Table
crazed4birds (Drew Beamer)
Blue Ridge Birding (Max Nootbaar)
Whimbrel Birders Club
The Eyrie (ABA Young Birders)
The Birding Place (Aidan Place)
Lost In Nature (Jared Gorrell)
Bird Boy Canada (Ethan Denton)
Prairie Birder (Charlotte Wasylik)
Wing Tips (Tessa Rhinehart)
Soar Birding & Nature Tours (Noah Kuck)
Setophaga dominica (Oscar Wilhelmy)
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