Migrating birds are on their way from Mexico and South America and will be in the PNW soon. Resident birds are already singing and beginning to nest. Eastside Audubon is getting ready for another great Birdathon challenge grant drive!
In 2017 eastside Audubon Society Birdathon collected over $36,000 from generous members and donors. Thanks to The Melody S. Robidoux Foundation Donor Advised Fund at the Community Foundation of Southern Arizona which provided a $15,000 challenge grant. In 2018 the foundation will do it again! Robidoux and Eastside Audubon will make a great team for the sixth consecutive year.
The funds support our Bird-Friendly Communities campaign - geared towards educating home owners about making their yards into bird havens, and our conservation advocacy. Funds also help us continue our work at Marymoor Park, and further our well-planned and highly recognized work educating children in schools and their parents about birds and their habitat.
We have some favorite field trips scheduled and some new ones that you will enjoy. Out trip to Lake Sammamish State Park will be on May 2 and be led by Sharon Aagaard and Stan Woods.