[Tweeters] Whimbrel Birders Club is Expanding Their "Range"
wilber4818 at gmail.com
Sat Jul 15 10:06:30 PDT 2017
what a great idea
On Fri, Jul 14, 2017 at 5:22 PM, Oliver Burrus <
oliver.burrus at whimbrelbirders.org> wrote:
> Hello, I'm Oliver Burrus, a fourteen-year-old young birder from northern
> Illinois and founder of Whimbrel Birders Club (WBC).
> Whimbrel Birders Club was founded at the first annual Illinois Young
> Birders Symposium in August 2016. Our first walk was in October 2016 when
> we went to Nelson Lake FP and Fermilab in Batavia, IL. That trip was great
> as we saw over 60 species and four species of geese (pretty good for
> Northern Illinois in October). We are a birding club truly meant for all
> ages, meaning that we offer walks for anyone 0 to 100. In fact, our motto
> is "a birding club for all ages". We have kept growing our club by starting
> competitions, offering two or more bird walks a month, by blogging, and now
> by having other birders start their chapter of WBC in their part of the
> country (or world). Visit us at *whimbrelbirders.org*
> We have created competitions such as the Whimbrel Patch Birding
> Competition (WPBC) - when trip leaders lead people around their local
> patches, and at the end, the winning team will be revealed. Another, the
> Backyard Migratory Bird Count Competition (BMBCC) is a contest where people
> bird in their yard for a weekend and submit their counts through the
> website. Our final competition is the Whimbrel Big Day Competition (WBDC)
> in which a few birders from each chapter will go around their state trying
> to find as many birds as possible! Although the WBDC does have a $10 entry
> fee (which will pay for a prize and the leftover money will go to a charity
> of the winning team's choice), in my opinion, it is the most exciting
> contest that we offer.
> We do not want this great opportunity to be limited to birders just in
> northern Illinois. So we are asking birders everywhere if they would like
> to start their chapter of Whimbrel Birders Club in their part of the
> country or the world.
> We are looking for (preferably young) birders that can:
> - ID the birds by sight and sound in their area
> - That feel comfortable leading bird walks with everyone including adults.
> - Can keep an up-to-date upcoming trip list.
> - And can write trip reports.
> If you meet the criteria, please fill out the form (see below), and I will
> get your chapter of WBC up and running ASAP.
> Benefits of becoming a WBC chapter founder:
> - You will meet many new birders who share your passion.
> - This is the easiest way to start a birding club.
> - You can chat on our site with every other member of every chapter!
> - You get to compete in all of our competitions.
> - and many other great benefits.
> If you are interested in starting your chapter of WBC, please fill out the
> form at https://whimbrelbirders.org/
> Oliver Burrus - oliver.burrus at whimbrelbirders.org
> Founder and trip leader for Whimbrel Birders Club
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