The First Annual BRRRRDATHON --The World's Coldest Birdathon!-- will take place Friday and Saturday January 14-15, 2011.
Teams of 2 to 4 members will search the hinterlands and urban wilds of northeastern Minnesota to find the most bird species.
A one-day Saturday event is also available (for those who don't want to frostbite their nose too badly!)
There will also be a solo "Photothon" where the photographer with the best 10-image portfolio from the two-days will win.
Compilation/awards/photo brunch on Sunday January16th at Hartley Nature Center in Duluth.
The goal is to raise money for lot purchase and creation of a Sax-Zim Birder Welcome Center in the bog--A place where visiting birders can get the latest bird sightings, watch feeders (off the road), use an outhouse, AND warm up! BirdNation! is the sponsoring organization and their mission is to help America's threatened birds and bird habitats. The current project is focusing on education and awareness of Black Spruce/Tamarack bogs and their birdlife in northern Minnesota.
For more info, to register, and to watch the Brrrrdathon video, click here:
You can also register for e-mail updates on the site (or e-mail me to be added to the list).
Are you tough enough to compete in the World's Coldest Birdathon?
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Wrenshall, MN 55797
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