[birding] Fwd: 2018 Benton County Bird Sit Fundraiser--less than a week away

Isaac Denzer bartailedgodwit at peak.org
Mon Sep 17 14:37:18 PDT 2018

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Subject: 	2018 Benton County Bird Sit Fundraiser--less than a week away
Date: 	Mon, 17 Sep 2018 14:26:33 -0700
From: 	Benton County Big Sit <Bentoncountybigsit at gmail.com>
To: 	OBOL <obol at freelists.org>, MidValley Birds 
<birding at midvalleybirding.org>

Hi all,

The Benton County Bird Sit is just a little under a week away! This is a 
great excuse to visit Finley NWR in the heart of the Willamette Valley.

The 2018 Benton County Bird Sit is organized by Jacob Mathison and Isaac 
Denzer both of whom are enthusiastic teenage birders trying to support bird
conservation. During the fundraiser we will count bird species for 15 hours
from the Cabell Marsh blind at Finley NWR.

The money we raise will be evenly divided between the following conservation

Friends of the Willamette Valley NWR complex
Friends of Malheur NWR
Corvallis Audubon
Cornell Lab of Ornithology

*Where? *Cabell Marsh Blind 
<https://www.google.com/maps/place/44%C2%B024%2759.1%22N+123%C2%B019%2707.6%22W/@44.416428,-123.3196965,224m/data=%213m2%211e3%214b1%214m6%213m5%211s0x0:0x0%217e2%218m2%213d44.416428%214d-123.3187865> in Finley NWR. 

*When?* Saturday September 22nd, for 15 hours!

We encourage the public to drop in any time between 6:30am and 7:30pm.

*How does the Benton County Bird Sit work?* We count birds within a 17ft 
diameter circle for 15 hours. People pledge a certain amount of money 
per species found or donate a fixed amount. Once the sit is over we 
eually dived all the money and send it to the organizations above.

*How can you support our cause?* You can support the Benton County Bird 
Sit by pledging money
(per species or a fixed amount). If you would like to pledge, please 
reply to this email (Bentoncountybigsit at gmail.com) and ask for a pledge 
sheet. We are not able to to take donations during the day of the sit.

Last year's sit was a great success; we ended the day with 81 species and
$3152 raised for bird conservation! This year our goal is to raise over
$3500. Please help us meet this goal!

If you have any questions or want to pledge please email us at 
Bentoncountybigsit at gmail.com.
If you would like more information please visit our website 

Please consider sharing this event on social media!

We hope to see you at Cabell Marsh blind on September 22nd,

The Benton County Big Sit Team


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