29th Annual Birdathon
Birdathon is our main fundraising event, and we depend on all members and friends to contribute whatever they can. The Birdathon is largely responsible for funding most of our programs including the Education Committee’s programs for kids, our prairie protection program, and the important work of the Legislation and Population/Environment committees. The Birdathon pays for part of our office expenses, too.
You can mail your donation to our office or donate online on Give to Lincoln Day, May 18. A third way to contribute is to designate a certain amount per bird species seen by our birders on Birdathon weekend, May 13 and 14. We identify between 150 and 170 species and often see some rare and beautiful ones. Use the remittance envelope with you received with our Birdathon appeal letter in April to make your pledge.
Give to Lincoln Day Is May 18
As part of our Birdathon campaign, Wachiska Audubon is again participating in Give to Lincoln Day sponsored by the Lincoln Community Foundation. By donating online, you make Wachiska Audubon eligible to share in a matching Fund. This year LCF has created a larger, $350,000 matching fund. The more donations Wachiska receives, the bigger our share of the matching fund. All contributions will be considered part of the Birdathon. To participate, go online starting May 1 https://www.givetolincoln.com and follow the standard instructions for donations. Donate anytime from May 1 to midnight May 18.
Or, bring or mail your check to the Wachsika office May 1 - 18 to receive credit as part of the Give to Lincoln Day event. Be sure the check is payable to LINCOLN COMMUNITY FOUNDATION and write Wachiska Audubon on the memo line. You can also deliver your check yourself to the LCF office during this time period.