Friday, January 28, 2022

PA Society Of Ornithology Invites Conservation Organizations To Apply For Funding Raised By 2022 Breeding Bird Blitz For Conservation

Conservation organizations pursuing bird habitat protection or restoration projects are invited to
apply to the Pennsylvania Society for Ornithology for funding raised by the 2nd Annual Breeding Bird Blitz for Conservation on June 17-20.

The deadline for applications is February 21.

The goal this year is to raise at least $15,000 to be split among three projects focused on the conservation of bird species listed as Species of Greatest Conservation Need in the state. 

Click Here to find the list of species.

The Inaugural “Blitz” in 2021 engaged more than 20 teams of birders across the state. PSO raised more than $10,000 in 2021, which was evenly divided across three organizations – Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Manada Conservancy and Western Pennsylvania Conservancy – to support projects to conserve Wood Thrush habitat. 

Birders secured financial support from their friends and family members and documented more than 150 bird species during the event, adding to our knowledge of bird distribution during the nesting season.

Nonprofit conservation organizations are encouraged to apply by February 21, 2022, for consideration. 

The short application – available for download here – asks for a brief description of the project and its anticipated benefits to Species of Greatest Conservation Need.

This spring, PSO will announce the selected conservation projects and open registration for birders across the state to participate. 

Visit the Breeding Bird Blitz for Conservation website for more information.  Media inquiries about the Breeding Bird Blitz for Conservation should be directed to Brian Byrnes by sending email to: or call 610-420-2264.

For more information on programs, resources, upcoming events and how to get involved, visit the Pennsylvania Society for Ornithology website.

[Posted: January 28, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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