All public attendance at SFVAS – sponsored birdwalks has been cancelled. However the leaders can still do these walks as a quest to earn your support for SFVAS and its conservation and education missions.
We are all winners when SFVAS has the funding to support its mission. The funds raised through Birdathon enable SFVAS to host thousands of school children in the Sepulveda Basin Environmental Education Program, support the San Fernando Valley Bird Observatory, contribute to habitat conservation efforts, and continue the SFVAS mission to increase public awareness and appreciation of wildlife and the natural environment.
If you’d like to contribute to SFVAS during the Birdathon, you have two options: You can support one of our bird walks. Maybe you want to support it because you’re a fan of the walk’s leader or its location. In this case, you tell us how much you’re pledging, per individual bird species sighted on the walk. When the Birdathon events are all over, we’ll tell you how many species your “avatar” saw and you’ll remit to us your pledge times that number.
If you don’t want to choose sides and still want to contribute, you can make a direct Birdathon donation to SFVAS right here, right now. Or, you can do both. We put your money to good use.
[Even if you need to make your final pledge payment by check, please submit your pledge here — no money changes hands and it saves us a lot of work compared to taking in pledges by mail. If you do contribute by check, please include an email address so we can…thank you!]