Great Canadian Birdathon to benefit BSC and MVFN

 Great Canadian Birdathon to Benefit BSC and MVFN

The Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists club is a participant in the Great Canadian Birdathon which is organized by Bird Studies Canada (BSC) to support bird conservation projects and also local nature and conservation clubs. MVFN members Lynda and Cliff Bennett will go birding on May 27/28 to see how many species of birds they can find within 24 hours. We are seeking your sponsorship for their efforts.

Last year, we raised over $1000 for Bird Studies Canada, of which MVFN received back over $300, which was applied to the Cliff Bennett Nature Bursary Fund. Again this year, the portion MVFN receives will go to the Nature Bursary.


To participate as a sponsor, you could sponsor the birders for so much a species or for a flat amount. Last year they tallied close to 100 species during the 24-h period. For your sponsorship, you will receive a receipt for income tax purposes from Bird Studies Canada (amounts over $10).


  1. To make it easier to donate, if you wish you may make your pledge on-line at Bird Studies Canada:

The link will direct your pledge to Cliff and Lynda’s account. If you choose this method of pledging, BSC will automatically let us know and we will add you to our list of sponsors having already pledged. However, if you wish to contact me to make a personal pledge, I would be pleased to hear from you.

  1.  You can also sign a pledge form at an MVFN function, and pay in cash or by cheque (payable to Bird Studies Canada). If you are pledging by species, I will contact you after the event is over to collect your pledge money.

3. You may also pledge by contacting me at 613-256-7211 or Or send your pledge to me by Canada Post at the following address: Great Canadian Birdathon c/o Peggy McPhail 491 Wolf Grove Road, Almonte, K0A 1A0  

Thank you to all those members who have already pledged!


Peggy McPhail, MVFN volunteer

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