Birding Cup

Join us for the 1st Annual Morgantown Birding Cup! We’ve changed our plans a bit in the interest of health and safety:

We had hoped that the first Morgantown Birding Cup would be a fun, community-building event as well as a fundraiser for the West Virginia Young Birders Club, and we were disappointed to have to cancel the event as planned. HOWEVER, after some brainstorming, we decided that YES, we will still hold the event, but the format will be different. Fundraising will not be the goal of this event; the goal will be for families and individuals to have fun and get out birding in their own backyards or other places within walking distance from where they live.

Here are the new guidelines:

 “Teams” may only consist of individuals or members of the same household.

A team’s count area must be within walking distance of where they live.

A team’s count area must be in one of the five West Virginia counties in Mountaineer Audubon’s region: Harrison, Marion, Monongalia, Preston, Taylor.

Count all the species you encounter between 6pm on Friday, May 15, and 6pm on Saturday, May 16, 2020.

Register ahead of time by emailing Katie Fallon:

Email your bird list to Katie no later than 6:15pm on Saturday, May 16, 2020. You can keep your list on eBird or using another method of your choosing.

Katie will invite participants to a Zoom meeting that will begin at 7pm on Saturday, May 16. You do not have to participate in the Zoom meeting to participate in the Birding Cup, but the winner will be announced during the meeting.

There’s no fee to participate and no expectation of donations! Just have fun and count the birds near you.



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