Thank you for participating! During the 2014 Rich Stallcup Bird-A-Thon, just under $130,000 was raised by counters. See below for the list of award winners that were celebrated at the January 24, 2015 Awards Event.

We held our annual Bird-A-Thon Awards Celebration on January 24th, 2015 at Point Blue's Petaluma headquarters. Point Blue's Education and Outreach Director, Melissa Pitkin, moderated a panel discussion on the life of a Point Blue intern (featuring interns from STRAW and the Farallones with a live feed from the island)!

A dinner buffet and dessert was served with fine wines donated by Matt Stone and locally-made beer provided by Lagunitas Brewing Company.

Renowned artists Keith Hansen and Sophie Webb were on hand with their beautiful work for sale. A portion of the art sale went to support Point Blue’s leading efforts to advance the conservation of birds, other wildlife and ecosystems through science, partnerships and outreach.

The following awards were given at the 2014 Rich Stallcup Bird-A-Thon awards ceremony:

 

Award Categories Award Winners
Most Money Raised by a Currernt Point Blue Intern

Stephanie Levins

Most Money Raised by Point Blue Alumni David Wimpfheimer
Most Money Raised by an Individual Bob Battagin
Most Money Raised by a Current Board Member Carolyn Johnson
Most Money Raised by Point Blue Staff Member Dave Shuford
Most Money Raised by a Point Blue Staff Team The Lookers (Palomarin Field Station)
Renee Cormier, Mark Dettling, Ryan DiGaudio, Megan Elrod, Wyatt Hersey, Steve Howell, Diana Humple, Stephanie Levins, Kaitlin Murphy and Bobby Wilcox
Most Money Raised by a First Time Participant Jon Dunn
Most Money Raised by a County Team Marin Merlins
Bob Battagin, Heather Cameron, Adam Donkin and Keith Hansen
Most Money Raised by a Non-county Team ACCESS Bird-A-Thon
Hans Brunning, Kate Davis, Ryan Hartnett, Jaime Jahncke, Danielle Lipski, Jan Roletto, Anna Studwell, Dru Devlin and Kirsten Lindquist
Parmeter Prize

Tie for 2014 with two Bay County teams counting 39% of their county list:

Mt. Diablo Audubon Young Birders Club (Contra Costa County)
Logan Kahle, Forest Posnansky, Laz Lune, Kai Mills, Niki Wixsom, Olin Pritchard, Tyler Moran and Tracy Farrington

Solano Species Seekers (Solano County)
Murray Berner, Roger Muskat, Eric Pilotte and Robin Leong

 

Coastal Counties First Place—Greatest Number of Species Counted Sonoma Gray Jays with 164 species: Mike Parmeter, Rick LaBaudour, Alan Wight, Lisa Hug
Bay Counties First Place—Greatest Number of Species Counted

Mt. Diablo Audubon Young Birders Club with 139 species
Lohan Kahle, Forest Posnansky, Laz Lune, Kai Mills, Niki Wixsom, Olin Pritchard, Tyler Moran and Tracy Farrington

Inland Counties First Place—Greatest Number of Species Counted Lake County Loonies with 124 species
Bob Battagin, Colin Dillingham, Jon Dunn and Dennis Vroman
Out of State First Place—Greatest Number of Species Counted New Mexico Roadrunners with 114 species
Jerry Oldennettel, John Parmeter and Bill Wittman
Mascot Award Robin Leong
Rich Stallcup Award Ivan Samuels

Youth Team Recognition

During the 2014 Bird-A-Thon we had a record number of youth teams with four taking part! Thanks so much to the leaders who make sure these young birders get out there and count.

Mt. Diablo Audubon Young Birders Blub
Logan Kahle, Forest Posnansky, Laz Lune, Kai Mills, Niki Wixsom, Olin Pritchard, Tyler Moran (Tracy Farrington Leader)

Drakes Beach Sanderlings
Alexandra Beaurang, Pierre Beaurang, Jonah Benningfield, Max Benningfield, Zoe McCormick, Bryce Nesbitt, Lyell Nesbitt (Ellen Blustein and Aaron Haiman Leaders)

Sonoma County Youth Team
Mario Balitbit, Nicole Barden, Luke Campbell, Danielle Dube, Glenn Elmore (Lisa Hug and Mike Parmeter Leaders)

Rheem Hummers
Quinn Ahearn, Abbey Inzeo, Ivan Kotchekov, Finlay Penney, Hallie Rhoda, Elena Zhang, Jenny Zhao (Susanne Methvin, Serina Culleton, Nat Weber and Ray Witbeck Leaders)

 
Green Bird-A-Thon Award (Most Money Raised with Low Carbon Footprint)

Almost All Green Bird-A-Thon Birding Machine
Bob Battagin, Deborah Fitzpatrick, Mary Anne Flett and Luanna Helfman

 
Bird-A-Thon Cap Award: For 2014 Bird-A-Thon counters who have counted in five or more Bird-A-Thons. Recipients received a specially designed cap with the 'Rich Stallcup with scope' insignia!
To request more information about this year's Bird-A-Thon, please contact:
 
Eve Williams, Development Operations Manager
ewilliams@pointblue.org
707.781.2555 x356
3820 Cypress Drive #11
Petaluma, CA  94954