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!