Birding Challenge 2011: It’s Up to You!

Nine teams numbering 20 birders took to the field on May 13th and 14th to raise funds in support of York County Audubon Conservation/Education efforts. We set records this year with numbers of folks in the field and total species seen: 170! Highlights of the day included a Barred Owl while snoozing by the Watsons, a mystery Blackbird that took lots of homework by Nancy Houlihan, and a several hundred bird flock of Brant geese lazing on the sea.

The birders did their part — thanks to one and all. The pizza supplied by Alfredo’s of Wells was wonderful and unmatched — their vegetarian is worth trying. And of course Linda Eastman did her job expertly keeping track of it all. Thank you, Linda.

Now it’s your turn! Please support this effort with checks or cash made out to the YCAS Birding Challenge, c/o Treasurer Linda Eastman.

About Harlequin

Harlequin is a pseudonym for content not attributed to a specific author. It echoes the name of the YCAS newsletter, The Harlequin. Watch for Harlequin Ducks along the rocky portions of the York County coast in winter. ¶ The avatar is by Louis Agassiz Fuertes, who sketched and painted the species during the Harriman Alaska Expedition. ¶ "When we got before the glacier, I saw my first pair of harlequins... the glass showed them plainly to be a ♂ + ♀ histrionicus." — L.A. Fuertes, June 7, 1899
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