WHAT? A fun and challenging Fund-raising Birding Event WHEN? Sunday, May 26, 2013; pre-dawn to nightfall WHERE? On a 12′ x 8′ rooftop deck at the Malheur Field Station HOW? Spotting and identifying all the birds seen or heard from this rooftop perch WHY? A challenging feat for a great cause – to help Sustain Our Staff!
This is a new season in new ways for the Malheur Field Station. We have taken a forward-thinking step by investing in additional staff! This bold move was jump-started by support from grants received from the Meyer Memorial Trust and the M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust. We would like to add to the sustainability of this wonderful doubling-of-staff endeavor by dedicating the theme of this fund-raising event to . . “SUSTAIN OUR STAFF“
Sponsorship is simple. Call us with your donation pledge and we will do the rest. Your total contribution will equal the number of species seen multiplied by your pledged amount per species (e.g., $1/species x 75 species = $75). Guideline: Our best estimate of possible sightings is around 75. However, more or fewer species are possible, as this event is weather dependent! For more information on previous year’s totals (72 in 2011 and 75 in 2012) view the following (pdf) summaries: 2011 “BIG-SIT” and 2012 “BIG-SIT”
As an additional thank you to all MFS “Big-Sit” Birding Event sponsors who pledge $1/species, you will be entered (one ticket per $1 pledge) into a drawing for a donated original plein-air landscape painting by Station Co-director, Lyla Messick.
YOU COULD WIN THIS RAFFLE PAINTING!
If you wish to increase your chances of winning the painting, simply pledge a higher amount to increase the number of one-dollar tickets you have in the drawing (e.g., $4/species = 4 tickets). The drawing for this Raffle Painting will be held at our MFS membership meeting this September.
CONTACT US TODAY TO MAKE YOUR PLEDGE AND GIVE A BOOST
TO THE NEW STAFF!
Please call us at (541) 493-2629 with your pledge amount and
credit card information
THANK YOU from all the NESTLINGS!