12:01 a.m. - 11:59 p.m., all day
Teams compete to see and hear the most species of birds in a 24-hour period, while raising money for conservation in southernmost Illinois. Counties for birding are Jackson, Williamson, Saline, Gallatin, Union, Johnson, Pope, Hardin, Alexander, Pulaski and Massac.
Categories: Open A-true Big Day, Open B/Dawn to Dusk; County Big Day, Senior, Muscle-powered.
Prior to the Birding Blitz competition, teams gather pledges for each bird species recorded. Pledge donations are used to help support wetland restoration efforts in the Cache River watershed.
See web site for information, registration and pledge forms.
Birding Event/Bird Walk; Family Event; Habitat Restoration; Nature; Outdoor Event; State Parks; Volunteer Project
Joe Merkelbach, Southern Illinois Audubon Society
618-684-6605, Rhonda Rothrock
- Rhonda Rothrock