Birding w/ Friends Contest
Our goals for this contest are several:
Have an enjoyable time with friends.
Designate a circle that is large enough you can have a picnic, reach under a roof in case it rains, and even include a place to tent if you wish. After all, spending the night outdoors might enable you to pick up some owl calls for your list. Maybe you want your circle to reach inside your picture window so you can add species you see while inside your home. That is fine too.
Be flexible enough that your circle can be at home, at a friend’s place, or anywhere else you choose it to be. Maybe you want to combine this with a camping trip to a fun location. If so, enjoy!
And the fun doesn’t stop there. We are planning for some awards. Aden Troyer’s family operates the Lost Creek Shoe Shop in Mifflintown, Pennsylvania. They also carry optics and other things birders enjoy. Aden says he will sponsor some gifts—A Crossley Eastern Bird ID Guide, a binocular harness, and a Zeiss lens cleaning kit.
Who may participate: Families with an active subscription to Nature Friend. Multiple subscriber families may join into one group, if several families wish to do the activity together.
When: Choose one 24-hour day between September 1 and November 30, 2021.
Where: Choose a spot, and mark off an area within 100 feet in all directions. This will make a 200-foot circle.
Count the species of birds which members of your group see or hear while within this circle. Birds can be outside circle.
Send your story to Nature Friend. Label with the names of those who participated, your subscriber number (found on the magazine mailing label), and your complete mailing address. A phone number is invited.
Send all entries to:
Birding w/Friends Contest
4253 Woodcock Lane
Dayton VA 22821