Two Events, One Great Cause

by Pat Leonard last modified 2014-05-12 10:50


Great Results for Our Redheads!

All three student teams competing in the World Series of Birding did a fantastic job! Our State Team won it all, besting 75 other teams, tallying a whopping 218 species, and earning the coveted Urner Stone Cup.

The Cape May County Redheads finished third in that division, with 158 species, another great result!

And the Redheads competing in the "Big Stay" category tied for first place with 94 species!

We're so proud of our talented student teams and their dedication to raising funds for undergraduate research. You can still support them by clicking on the donate button below. Visit their Facebook page to learn more about how the day went. Congratulations, Redheads!


State Champion Redheads (L-R): Benjamin Van Doren, Ben Barkley, Luke Seitz, Andy Johnson, Hope Batcheller, and Brendan Fogarty.


Big Stay Champions (L-R): Eric Sibbald, Nathaniel Hernandez, Drew Dreelin, and Mary Margaret Ferraro.

Team Sapsucker completed their Big Day in the Southwest on May 3,but there's still time to support the team and conservation efforts at the Cornell Lab.


Final tally: 275

Team Sapsucker had a terrific big day along their new El Gigante route through parts of California and Arizona on Saturday, May 3! They took their intensity and focus through desert, mountain forest, and rocky seashore habitats to come up with the second-highest big day species total ever in North America. There's still time to make a pledge per species or make a flat donation to help fund the Cornell Lab's conservation projects. To see how it all unfolded, check out the team's running commentary on their Facebook page. Thank you to all for your support!

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Ready to head out for El Gigante, L-R: Marshall Iliff, Andrew Farnsworth, Chris Wood, Jessie Bary, Brian Sullivan, and Tim Lenz. Photo by Tom Johnson.


See the Sapsuckers' 2014 Big Day Species List