Bird-A-Thon 2020: Species Observed
Click the "Species Observed" link to see the running total & names of species seen.

Bird-A-Thon Pledge 2020
Prairie Rapids Audubon Society 501(c)(3)
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Circle your pledge amount:  $.15     .25      .35     .50     1.00    Other $_______per species

                                               multiplied by the number of species  $________________

                                         or  One Lump Sum    $_______________________  

  Please mail your pledge (or check) to : Craig Rash
                                                               105 Woodland Springs Road
                                                               Denver Iowa  50622
Make check(s) payable to:  Prairie Rapids Audubon Society and indicate Birdathon on the check.

PRAS is a 501(c)(3) organization.

Good Day,
    Twenty PRAS members contacted me with sightings during last week’s Bird A Thon.  Along with the thousands of White Throated Sparrows, Ruby Crown Kinglets, and Lesser Yellowlegs we were able to document 211 species.  In addition to familiar local areas, southern, central and far north east regions of Iowa were also visited in search of elusive migrants.  Having the Master Talley Sheet updated each day on our web site enabled all of us to participate thru the week.  Often, we have conducted PRAS field trips to various locations to support the Master Talley Sheet count during our Bird a thon but this year we traveled alone because of the Corvid 19 virus issue.   Many of you birded every day.  Some of these observations can be viewed on our sightings section of our PRAS web site.
      Page six in our May Red Tail featured $4920 supported projects PRAS agreed to invest in for 2020. Dennis Schmadeke, Grant Coordinator, has provided a brief summary of each for you to review.  Each grant has been reviewed to assure it supports the conservation intent of our mission.  These grants can only be issued with the support of our membership.  In order to sustain this process, it is necessary to carry out a fundraising event each year.  The 2020 Bird A Thon is that activity.  Thru your contributions PRAS will be able to support requests for 2021.  The PRAS board is always appreciative of projects members suggest for funding in our counties.  It is a “ feel-good”  activity.  
      Please make the decision now to send your contribution by filling out the form (page 7) in your Red Tail  or found on the PRAS web site. Please send that contribution to Craig Rash 105 Woodland Springs Road, Denver, Iowa 50613 and be sure to write Bird A Thon on the memo line.   
Again, thanks for your continued support of Prairie Rapids Audubon.

Craig Rash, Bird A Thon Coordinator