Birding Challenge

The Birding Challenge is York County Audubon’s annual “big day” fundraiser. In mid May, during spring migration, teams of birders scour the county looking for as many species as they can see or hear in 24 hours.

Local businesses support the birders through monetary and in-kind donations. YCAS then redistributes the money raised to organizations that have a powerful impact on the county’s birds, bird habitats, and birding areas.

Supporting Businesses

We are grateful to the following businesses for contributing to the 2014 Birding Challenge:

  • Bob & Mike’s Mini Mart, Saco
  • Alfredo’s Italian Pizza, Wells
  • Nature’s Gifts, Kennebunk
  • Shady Brook Farm, Biddeford
  • Ray’s Auto Tech, Biddeford
  • Saco Valley Autocare, LLC, Saco
  • Buffleheads Restaurant, Biddeford
  • Rogers & Hutchins CPA, Kennebunk
  • Bergen & Parkinson, LLC, Kennebunk
  • Cote-Dow Accounting Services, Bar Mills
  • Esty Optical Company, Saco
  • LoInk Specialties, Kennebunkport
  • Chiropractic Family Wellness Center, Scarborough
  • Arthur Gager, DDS, Biddeford
  • Hy-Tech Plumbing, Biddeford
  • New Century Club, Alfred
  • Paul’s Variety, Biddeford
  • Richard’s Garage, Saco

How Birding Challenge Funds are Used

Here is a sample of activities and projects supported by the YCAS Birding Challenge:

2014

  • Project Puffin, Stratton Island Internship
  • Center for Wildlife, Outreach and Education

2013

  • Project Puffin, Stratton Island Internship
  • Center for Wildlife, Outreach and Education

2012

  • Project Puffin, Stratton Island Internship
  • Center for Wildlife, Outreach and Education

2011

  • Project Puffin, Stratton Island Internship
  • Center for Wildlife, Outreach and Education
  • Kennebunkport Conservation Trust, Seed for Feeders
  • Cappy Springer, wildlife rehabilitation (Piping Plover care)

2010

  • Project Puffin, Stratton Island Internship
  • Center for Wildlife, Outreach and Education
  • The Nature Conservancy, Saco Heath Boardwalk
  • Kennebunkport Conservation Trust, Seed for Feeders

York County Audubon has distributed Birding Challenge funds for other projects dating back to 2004. Check back as we fill in recipients for all years.

 

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