Sunday, November 26, 2023

PA Society For Ornithology Seeking Conservation Partners For 4th Bird Blitz June 7-17

4th Annual Breeding Bird Blitz for Conservation, hosted by the Pennsylvania Society for Ornithology is seeking nonprofit organizations that support the conservation of Bird Species of Greatest Conservation Need in Pennsylvania.

Applications are due by March 1.

Selected organizations will be identified as partners with Pennsylvania Society for Ornithology in the 2024 event and receive an equal share of the funds raised. 

It is anticipated that the event will raise close to $20,000, resulting in contributions of more than $6,000 to three organizations. 

Click Here to apply to become a Blitz partner by filling out an application.

Background On Event

The 2024  Breeding Bird Blitz for Conservation is a ten-day long event to be held June 7 to 17. 

PSO invites birders to join the Blitz by forming a team, raising funds, and completing one or more “big days” to document birds during nesting season by completing eBird checklists. 

Teams enlist their friends to support their efforts with a donation; all donations are evenly split among the three conservation projects.

In its first three years, the Breeding Blitz for Conservation has raised over $45,000 and has supported nine different conservation projects. PSO is anticipating and working toward increasing the number of teams and funds raised each year. 

The first Blitz in 2021 raised $10,645 dollars, the second in 2022 raised $15,071, and the third raised $19,310. 

PSO hopes to continue this upward trend as we move forward with the Blitz and continue to raise money supporting our conservation partners. 

Past partners have included Hawk Mountain Association, Manada Conservancy, Western PA Conservancy, Erie Bird Observatory, the Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art, Willistown Conservation Trust, The Foundation for Sustainable Forests, and South Middleton Township. 

PSO looks forward to adding to this list by supporting bird species of greatest conservation need in Pennsylvania with this year’s Blitz.

Visit the Pennsylvania Society for Ornithology website for more information on programs, initiatives and other upcoming events.

(Reprinted from the WeConservePA website.)

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