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11th Annual Wallace Memorial Birdathon 2019

NORTHUMBERLAND LAND TRUST

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This year’s Wallace Birdathon will be run in much the same way as last year, covering our Six Nature Reserves.Here’s How it Will WorkSix expert birders will cover the six properties for a maximum of 24 hours in any 24-hour period of their choice sometime in May…

Ben Walters

Paulette Hebert

David Geale

Roger Frost

Doug McRae

Kurt Appleman Ben Walters (McEwen Nature Reserve)Paulette Hebert (Pelton Nature Reserve)David Geale (Jack van Nostrand Nature Reserve)Roger Frost (Leckey Nature Reserve)Doug McRae (Chub Point Nature Reserve)Kurt Appleman (Laurie Lawson Outdoor Education Centre)Introducing our birders:Ben has studied many species of birds on his way to his PhD., and was one of the authors of the Management Plan for the McEwen Nature Reserve.Paulette is a keen birder who is on the Board of the Lone Pine Land Trust; she has volunteered to take on the challenging terrain of the Pelton Nature Reserve.David is a professional bird and butterfly tour guide who spends a lot of his time in South America, and he has agreed to cover “Jack’s Marsh”.Roger has been involved in the Wallace Birdathon for many years, starting long before it became NLT’s fundraiser; he will again be scouring the varied habitats of the Leckey NR.Doug is another bird guide and Lone Pine Land Trust Board member who has birded the Chub Point NR for us since 2016.Kurt has been an enthusiastic birder since he spotted his first Pileated Woodpecker as a young boy. He has known Norma Wallace for many years and is happy to be involved with a tradition started by her and her late husband Charlie. He will be birding the LLOEC.When supporters sponsor one of our birders, they will make a guess at the total number of species the six birders will record; the closest guess will win 2L of delicious Northumberland County Maple Syrup (hint: in the past, winning guesses have ranged from 97 to 120, but the total number of species over the last two years on all properties is 127, so who knows…?).For a sponsorship of $75 or more, a maximum of 11 sponsors can choose to accompany one of the expert birders for all or part (to be negotiated) of their 24 hours; to take advantage of this offer, you must contact John Geale to make arrangements…in person;by phone (905) 342-3851;or by e-mail johngeale@yahoo.comPlease remember that although the birders will try to choose good days, poor weather is possible and some of the walking could be wet or on rough ground.We hope you will sponsor one of the birders by contacting John Geale (as above) or by going to NLTrust.ca and following the links to the Birdathon (on this website you can use a credit card). Accompanying one of the birders is a great opportunity to get a close look at one of the reserves and enjoy some fabulous birding – as last year showed, you never know what will turn up!All the funds we raise will be used for acquisition costs and stewardship of our properties: maintaining fences, controlling invasive species, preserving habitat for at-risk species, creating trails, and setting out bird nest boxes. Many thanks to our six expert birders and for your support of this important fund-raiser.You will receive a charitable receipt for any sponsorship donation of $20 or more, which can be used to claim a tax deduction. Cheques should be made payable to Northumberland Land Trust (Birdathon).Sponsor and Donate Using a Paper Pledge Sheet:Simply click the following link to download a PDF file of the Birdathon Pledge Sheet. The sheet can then be printed and filled-out by hand.CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE PDF PLEDGE SHEETCompleted pledge sheets and cheques can then be mailed to:Northumberland Land Trust,Box 1153Cobourg, ON, K9A 5A4Sponsor and Donate Now with CanadaHelps.org: