The Green Birding Challenge is back!
Get out your hiking shoes, dust off your bins, pump up your bike tires, and fluff up your seat cushions! The Urban Ecology Center's Green Birding Challenge is back for the 3rd year. Join us for a morning of green birding adventures and camraderie.
This year we will have 50% more bird cliches - so kill two birds with one stone, because a bird in the bush is worth more than learning about the birds and the bees.
Green Birding Challenge
Saturday, May 11
6 a.m. to noon.
Teams will compete in one of four “green” or fossil-fuel-free birding categories designed for all levels of skill or mobility.
- Stationary Birding -- Count as many birds as possible from a fixed location.
- Birding on Foot -- Head out on foot in search of birds.
- Birding by Bike -- Hop on bikes to extend your range.
- Mini Challenge for Families/Children/Novices -- If you’re looking for a shorter timeframe or the assistance of a birding expert, this challenge is for you!
Many thanks to our sponsors!
Can your team find the most bird species and/or raise the most donations? Prizes include guided trips and other bird-related items. After the prizes are awarded, we’ll have a delicious lunch.
How to get started:
- Put together a team of three people. (You can add a fourth, but only if one of your team members is a birding novice. We trust your judgment on this.) Mini-Challenge teams will not be limited in number.
- Choose a category in which to compete:
- Stationary, on Foot and Biking team members register here
- Families and Mini Challenge participants register here
So, why are we doing this in May?
In addition to being the best month for seeing returning colorful migrant birds, May is the month when we celebrate International Migratory Bird Day -- when people all over the world celebrate the migratory birds that transcend political boundaries and help make the world a smaller place.