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Congratulations and Highlights from the 2021 Bird-A-Thon

The 2021 Faculty Flock

Congratulations and thank you to all who participated in the 43rd annual Rich Stallcup Bird-A-Thon from September 15–October 15, 2021. Your efforts helped raise over $65,000 to benefit Point Blue Conservation Science!

Over 24 teams and 99 counters spent time connecting with nature in unique and creative ways, whether remotely from varied geographic locations, individually, or in local groups. Coming together as a Point Blue community while we celebrate biodiversity in the field is a high point of our year.

A special thank you goes out to each of our 24 team leaders—thank you for the extra work involved in helping your team take flight!

Here are some highlights from the 2021 Bird-A-Thon:

2021 Rich Stallcup Bird-A-Thon Highlights

  • Highest Team Fundraiser: The Lookers team, led by Diana Humple – $9,072+
  • Highest Individual Fundraiser: Dave Wimpfheimer – $10,277+
  • Most Species Counted: Drakes Beach Sanderlings team, led by Aaron Haiman – 157 species
  • Most Unexpected Sighting: Mola Mola Madness team, led by Joycelyn Ho – A live coyote sighting next to a ‘do not approach coyotes’ sign at Marin Headlands

Here are some stories from some of our 2021 teams:

Thank you for making our 2021 Rich Stallcup Bird-A-Thon a success.

Since inception, the event has raised more than $3 million to benefit Point Blue Conservation Science. Your support will help Point Blue scientists reduce the impacts of climate change, habitat loss, and other environmental threats while promoting nature-based solutions for wildlife and people.

We look forward to seeing you next year for the 2022 Rich Stallcup Bird-A-Thon! Stay tuned for in-person kick off events when we can gather comfortably outside and celebrate our 2021 accomplishments.