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 (email@example.com). 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:
Dauphin Island Bird Sanctuaries, Inc.
PO Box 1295
Dauphin Island, AL 36528