[Tweeters] Whimbrel Birders Club is Expanding Their "Range"

Twink Coffman 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*

> <http://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/

> <https://whimbrelbirders.org/start-your-wbc-chapter/>

> start-your-wbc-chapter/

> <https://whimbrelbirders.org/start-your-wbc-chapter/>

>

>

> Oliver Burrus - oliver.burrus at whimbrelbirders.org

> Founder and trip leader for Whimbrel Birders Club

>

>

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happy birding
Twink
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Ferndale, WA
in Whatcom County
out on the beach
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