Top Birder Competition:
Matt Orsie, Bob Dean and Wil Hershberger are ready for a rematch for the title of PVAS Top Birder!
Each competitor will choose one, 24-hour period during the week of Birdathon (May 1 – 8) to perform an intensive bird count to see who can identify the greatest number of species within the PVAS service area.
Join in by sponsoring your favorite pro-birder! The pro-birders need the community’s support to earn the use of birding privileges to help them perform at their best. You get to decide which birder you favor for the Top Birder crown and sponsor that birder’s efforts. Your contribution, of any amount, will combine with other donors, allowing them access to the following birding privileges.
If the pro-birder raises X dollars, then they earn Y privilege, as follows:
- $100 – the birder may use binoculars
- $200 – may use binoculars and have an assistant birder
- $300 – binoculars, an assistant, and they may count birds heard in addition to birds seen
- $400 – binoculars, an assistant, ability to count birds by ear, and they may use a spotting scope
- $500 – binoculars, an assistant, ability to count birds by ear, spotting scope and they may count birds at a feeder