Chickadee on Redbud


Spring is finally here, or just around the corner. With the arrival of spring comes wildflowers, birds, and yes, Birdathon. Once again, the KVBO Catbirders team will scour Kalamazoo County to find as many species as possible. Covid-19 restrictions will require us to not be in the same car, so Rich and Brenda Keith, John Brenneman, and Todd Alfes will each go to different parts of the county and hope to find at least 130 species. We hope to combine Birdathon with World Migratory Bird Day on May 8th, but we will move it to a later date if weather necessitates. This year our goal is to raise $20,000 to support activities like bird banding, avian surveys, and data management. Our annual bird surveys are among the oldest continuing monitoring efforts in the country. The continuity of this important research depends on your support. You may choose to pledge an amount per species, or a fixed pledge. After the event we will provide a checklist and a report of the highlights for the day. Learn more about Kalamazoo Valley Bird Observatory research online!

Your support makes this work possible. Even in these challenging times, we hope our modified Birdathon efforts will generate $15,000 - roughly 15% of KVBO’S annual operating budget. Your gift, large or small, will help sustain KVBO research and produce data that guides land management decisions at KNC. Your donation provides for the supplies, equipment, facilities, and staff that are critical to the KVBO’s operations. 

Thank you for supporting the important research conducted by the KVBO! We look forward to sharing our modified Birdathon results with you soon.