What: Ruth Ann Dean Memorial Birdathon
Where: Anywhere in the United States
When: One consecutive 24 hour stretch anytime from Monday, May 1 - Wednesday May 31
Time: Any consecutive 24 hours in the month of May
Cost: Free, donations accepted here
The Potomac Valley Audubon Society is sponsoring its eighth annual “Ruth Ann Dean Memorial Birdathon".
The Birdathon is named in honor of Ruth Ann Dean, who was a founding member and ardent supporter of PVAS, a Board member in the early years, and an avid birder.
The event is open to all members of the public. It is a team event or a family activity. Birdwatchers at all levels of experience or expertise are invited to participate. Teams will compete to identify the highest numbers of bird species they find anywhere in the United States within any 24-consecutive-hour-period during the month of May.
Participants can choose to form their own teams, decide their team names and select their own leaders. Teams may consist of 2-5 members. If you don’t have a team, and want to participate, PVAS will help you find one.
Another option is to participate individually or as a group in a "Big Sit." For the Big Sit, individuals identify, or a team identifies all birds they can see from within a 50-foot diameter circle of your choosing within the 24-consecutive-hour-period. They could choose their back porch, a circle within their backyard, or a 50 foot circle within a place they like to bird. They can invite friends and family to join them within the circle and make it a special event.
Winners of the Birdathon and Big Sit will be announced in the PVAS newsletter and on the PVAS website.
There is no entry fee, and registration is available here on this website.
Contact Krista Hawley at (703) 303-1026 or email@example.com with any questions you may have.
For more information, go to the "Ruth Ann Dean Memorial Birdathon" tab in the "Birding" section of this website. Questions? Contact Krista.
This is one of a series of events PVAS is sponsoring this month to commemorate International Migratory Bird Day.