The “Newsworthy Gnatcatchers” will be representing MICHIGAN BIRDS and Natural History on Saturday, May 18, in the 25th Annual Southwest Michigan Team Bird-a-thon. Teammates this year include MBNH Managing Editor Jonathan Wuepper, Jack Reinoehl, and Tom Steele.  

This is a friendly competition of more than 20 Michigan-based teams to find the maximum number of birds within Berrien County.  Many of these teams are raising money for causes and organizations related to nature and birding.

The “Newsworthy Gnatcatchers” are seeking pledges to help offset the cost of printing, perfect binding, and mailing MICHIGAN BIRDSand Natural History to our subscribers.  The publication is an outreach effort of Michigan Audubon, a 501(c)3 organization.

The mission of MICHIGAN BIRDS and Natural History is to provide a forum for the publication of research on the natural history of Michigan. Your donations will help MICHIGAN BIRDS and Natural History and Michigan Audubon continue long-standing citizen science projects, such as the Michigan Bird Survey and Michigan’s Christmas Counts.  The research journal makes this data available to students and researchers.  MICHIGAN BIRDS and Natural History also provides scientists and amateur naturalists a means to publish their sightings and research. 

As a contributor to the team’s efforts, you will receive: 

  • A list of species seen by the team,
  • A summary of the team's day in the field,
  • The satisfaction of supporting Michigan's only ornithological journal!
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