Birding your Local Patch (for Charity)

Because we will have no AOS field trips this fall, AOS is sponsoring a “birding near home” event.  Each AOS member is encouraged to submit one checklist from the period October 3 to October 9 and submit the checklist to Geoff Hill, AOS President (ghill@auburn.edu).  Birding does not have to be in Alabama (or even in the US).  Go out birding and create a checklist near where you are living.  Geoff will compile an Alabama summary and if necessary a world summary and present the results at the Saturday evening virtual banquet.

The virtual meeting will save members a ton of money.  No meals, or lodging, and much less gasoline.  So the board is challenging everyone who is able to pledge a certain amount for each bird species you see or each individual bird you see.  Then donate that money to a charity of your choice.  We are strongly suggesting that the Dauphin Island Bird Sanctuary (DIBS), which is purchasing and thus preserving bird habitat on Dauphin Island, would be a most appropriate recipient, but of course that is up to you.  Donating is not a requirement of participation. The DIBS address is:

Treasurer
Dauphin Island Bird Sanctuaries, Inc.
PO Box 1295
Dauphin Island, AL 36528