2013 NestWatch Pledge Drive
As Thanksgiving approaches and flocks of Wild Turkeys strut through Sapsucker Woods, comically inflated like parade floats jousting for position, we have to reflect on everything that NestWatch has to be thankful for this year. NestWatch simply would not be possible without the support of people like you who generously give their time, energy, and funds to keep the program going. In 2013, with your help, we were able to:
- describe the first occurrence of twin Eastern Bluebirds ever recorded (now being prepared for publication in a scientific journal);
- reach 10,000 new people with our beautiful new NestWatch Pocket Guides. (Bonus: all species featured within it had a record-breaking year of submissions.);
- and enroll 5 new NestWatch chapters, which together with the 26 inaugural chapters, trained a total of 528 new NestWatchers.
We recently asked for your help to continue these successes into 2014, and many of you have responded, bringing us to 75% of our goal of raising $4,000 by December 31. Thank you for your support! We hope you’ll continue to share your appreciation of NestWatch with others.
If you have not yet responded, please consider making a contribution to NestWatch today, and help us keep this free, fun, and informative program growing. For donations of $25 or more, you will receive a beautiful NestWatch poster, and if your gift is received by December 10, we guarantee the delivery of posters by Christmas Eve. They make a good holiday gift for birdy friends, family members, or educators on your list, especially when paired with a nest box.