Eastern Meadowlark photo by Dave Fox

 

74 participants have registered for ACRES’ first ever Bird Blitz!

74 Bird Blitzers! That’s many teams, families, duos and individuals who will be counting birds all day long on Saturday, June 3, on ACRES preserves throughout our 32-county service area. (You can read more about Bird Blitz here)

Many Bird Blitzers consider themselves backyard birders, some are young children, and others, still, have been practicing birding for a long time. ACRES staff is struck by the awesome, enthusiastic response – and is eager to share this joy with you. Check out these exciting team registrations:

An Allen County 4-H team

Eastern Bluebird photo by Dave Fox

A Manchester Junior-Senior High School team

A team of ACRES land donors: team Dunakin Woods Duo

A Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo zookeepers and staff team

A Riverbridge Electric team

A Stockbridge Audubon team

Many, many  individuals, ACRES board members, pairs/duos/couples and families, too

For the first time in ACRES Land Trust’s history, Bird Blitzers will be able to count birds on ACRES preserves and help track bird counts on Cornell University’s Lab of Ornithology at ebird.org. Thank you Bird Blitzers!

 

Red Bellied Woodpecker photo by Dave Fox

Are you ready to cheer these folks on – and help ACRES, too?

You can be a Bird Blitz Pledger and join the fun by supporting Bird Blitz Counters.

Your pledge helps ACRES Land Trust protect land.

You will be notified of the Bird Blitzers’ success (their tally) and your pledge total after the event.

Pledge online HERE.

Thank you!

Participants overwhelmingly responded to the call  for ACRES’ inaugural Bird Blitz.

This is your chance to show up in support of their efforts. You’re invited to share the fun! Many thanks – and happy trails!

 

 

ACRES’ land lovers have enjoyed a long history of birding. You can join the fun by pledging support for Bird Blitz! In the white hat on the left is Helen Swenson, avid birder, naturalist, artist and designer, who donated Wing Haven. She and husband Ben were the first inn keepers at the Potawatomi Inn at Pokagon State Park and later operated the Wing Haven Resort across from what is now the Wing Haven preserve. ACRES co-founder, Jane Dustin is third from left in the foreground. From the ACRES archive.)

 

 

 

 

Thank you for making Bird Blitz count!

Please contact Heather Barth with questions: 260-637-2273, ext. 5 or [email protected].