The North Oregon Coast Birdathon will be held from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 13. Anyone can participate: expert birders, casual birdwatchers and beginners, as individuals or in teams.
A birdathon is similar to a walkathon, but rather than raising funds per mile, the event will raise funds per bird species observed in Clatsop County. The event is a fundraiser for the Wildlife Center of the North Coast, in Astoria, Ore. (http://coastwildlife.org
), which rescues and rehabilitates birds.
To be an official participant in the birdathon, each person must solicit at least $30 worth of pledges or contribute a $30 participation fee, or a combination thereof.
A Celebration Ceremony will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. April 14 at the Sea Ranch Event Lodge in Cannon Beach. The event will feature prize awards and sharing stories and pictures.
For information about the birdathon, to pledge and sign up, or to donate, go to http://www.northoregoncoastbirdathon.org