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Green Birding Challenge 2015

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Looking for an environmentally-friendly and healthy way to spend a Saturday morning in May? Join the 5th annual Green Birding Challenge on Saturday, May 9, from 6 am to 1 pm at our Riverside Park branch, 1500 E. Park Place!

Whether you’re an experienced birder or just enjoy spending time outdoors with friends, the Green Birding Challenge has something for you. So get out your walking shoes, dust off your lawnchair or pump up your bike tires and participate in one of our four challenges.

Sorry, but we are not accepting any more team entries in any category.

Please consider supporting our research efforts. Donations raised will help support our mission to connect people in our community to nature, research and each other.

Click one of the links below to learn more about each category:

Stationary Birding -- Count as many birds as possible from a fixed location.    registration-buttons-2014-onfoot
Birding by Bike -- Hop on bikes to extend your range.    Mini-Challenge - Bird with an expert  or go for a shorter walk/bike ride

Teams consist 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 are not limited in number. Be sure to give us your team name. Registration fee includes lunch and a t-shirt.

After you register, start collecting pledges! Ask your friends and family to donate online at or use this form to collect pledges. Don't forget to give folks your team name so you can be credited with their donation.

Check-in will begin at 6 am and your challenge will begin at 6:30 am.


Can your team find the most bird species and/or raise the most donations? Prizes include guided trips and other bird-related items. Additional prizes are available based on the amount of pledges your team earns. After the prizes are awarded, we’ll have a delicious lunch.

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.

Thank you to Time Warner Cable and their
Connect a Million Minds initiative for their support!


Time Warner Cable’s (TWC) Connect a Million Minds (CAMM) is a five-year, $100 million cash and in-kind philanthropic initiative to address America’s declining proficiency in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), which puts our children at risk of not competing successfully in a global economy.

Many thanks to Eagle Optics and Beans & Barley
for their generous support of the event.

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Donations raised will help support our mission to connect people in our community to nature, research and each other. We celebrate birds every day of the year. If you would like to help us at one of our field sites, please contact Jennifer Callaghan at (414) 964-8505, x152, or .

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