I grew up in a family of birders but turned my nose up at it during my youth. It wasn't until I was an adult that I really started to care about preserving that natural world and making sure others had access to it. Now, as a staff member at Tahoma Audubon, I get to learn every day from our knowledgable members and to work for the well-being of birds, their habitats and the people who love them.
For my Birdathon, I'll be going on two trips: one warm-up on May 3 to Titlow Park, a favorite place to walk in Tacoma, and one on May 7 to Gray's Harbor and Ocean Shores. On May 3, I expect to see around 20 bird species, and on May 7 around 70. You can make a flat donation to my Birdathon now or a per-species pledge with a donation after my trip. If you'd like to pledge per species, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Andrea Michelbach, Development & Community Engagement Coordinator, Tahoma Audubon
Birdathon is Tahoma Audubon Society's annual community fundraiser, but instead of counting miles, like you might for a walkathon, our "Birdathoners" count birds. This year, we have raised $21,000 to connect people in Pierce County with nature and to preserve local habitats for birds, other wildlife and future generations. You can help us go above and beyond to meet our stretch goal of $26,000!
Be the wind beneath our Birdathoners' wings
by making a donation today!
|Emily Sanchez||06/09/2016||$25.00||Yay my birding friend!||Dorothy & Langston Weinberg||05/25/2016||$75.00||Jessica Bellingham||05/06/2016||$10.00||Zaira Arredondo||05/05/2016||$20.00||Anonymous Friend||05/04/2016||$25.00||Roxann & Steve Graber||05/04/2016||$100.00||Happy birding!||Tammy McGuire||05/04/2016||$10.00||Keep up the good work!||Anna Leske||05/04/2016||$15.00||Lacy Paine||05/04/2016||$50.00||Kaylan Petrie||05/04/2016||$20.00||Thanks you for protecting wildlife!||Jesse Scott||05/03/2016||$25.00||Diana Ching||05/01/2016||$25.00||good luck and have fun!||Bonnie & Tony Henneberg||05/01/2016||$75.00||Albert & Kathleen Michelbach||05/01/2016||$100.00||Susan Whitaker||04/30/2016||$50.00||I'm always proud of you and of what you do. Good luck on this project as well.||Carole Horst||04/29/2016||$30.00||Keep up the good work, Andrea!||Megan Jablonski||04/28/2016||$50.00||I love you, and I love what you're doing! Keep it up!||Anonymous Friend||04/28/2016||$25.00||Tweet tweet.||April Godwin||04/27/2016||$50.00||I hope you reach your goal!||Anonymous Friend||04/27/2016||$50.00||I'm sure this is making your dad very happy...and proud. The apple does not fall far from the tree!||Donna Fritz||04/27/2016||$50.00||Glad you find something you love . . . maybe you imprinted on your Dad without knowing it.||Beatrix Holt||04/26/2016||$25.00||Alison Weinberg||04/26/2016||$50.00||Kary Beckner||04/26/2016||$100.00||I love that you have this job and are doing the birdathons. Have a great time, Andrea!||Barbara Dietrich||04/26/2016||$50.00||Good Luck Andrea!||Carrie Plank||04/25/2016||$20.00||See all the birds! All of them!||Leslie Pierson||04/25/2016||$100.00||Paul Johnson||04/25/2016||$25.00||Hooray for birds!||Larissa Hamel||03/22/2016||$25.00||Travis Windleharth||03/22/2016||$5.00||Deena Lewis||03/22/2016||$20.00||from your #1 fan!||Arthur Rathbun||03/22/2016||$30.00||Bird on!||Mary Lynn||03/22/2016||$25.00||Loved little you holding the bird book!||Ron Stout||03/22/2016||$50.00||You go girl!|