Date: 1/5/21 5:59 am From: David Williams <dave.williams6...> Subject: [MASSBIRD] Parker River National Wildlife Refuge Winter Birding Challenge
Announcing the 2021 Parker River National Wildlife Refuge Winter Birding
The Friends of Parker River National Wildlife Refuge is pleased to announce
the inaugural Winter Birding Challenge. The goal of the Winter Birding
Challenge is to encourage birders to visit the Parker River National
Wildlife Refuge and Plum Island during the winter. Winter is an
extraordinarily productive time of year to explore the area’s salt marshes,
maritime forests, and coastal waters in search of birds.
The objective of the Winter Challenge is to observe and record as many bird
species as possible on or from Plum Island, on a single day or throughout
the contest period. The Winter Challenge will run during the week of
February 13 through 19, 2021 (7 days). By running the contest for seven
days, birders (teams of 1-4 members) can choose the day or days with the
best weather or that best fit their personal schedules.
All monies raised through the Winter Birding Challenge registration fees
and donations, will be used to support the Friends’ Internship Fund which
provides students interested in wildlife conservation with paid
opportunities to work with refuge staff.
For more information about the Winter Birding Challenge and how to
register, please visit the Friends of Parker River National Wildlife Refuge
website at: https://parkerriver.org/