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"Biking for Birds" will be my attempt, during the calendar year of 2014, to find as many species of birds as I can in North American without using any petroleum, natural gas, or electricity. I will travel only by bicycle and by foot, and I hope to cover more than 10,000 miles around the lower 48 states. This adventure has three goals. First, I want to see as many bird species as possible. Second, I want to raise awareness for eco-friendly forms of transportation. Third, I want to raise $100,000 to support bird conservation and birdwatching. Biking for Birds is going to be an amazing personal experience, and it will be sure to connect me with thousands of other birders and nature lovers across the country.
I will be fundraising on behalf of two organizations, The Conservation Fund and the American Birding Association. All donations will be collected through this portal hosted by The Conservation Fund. None of the donations will touch my hands. The Conservation Fund will ultimately receive 80% of the total funds raised; The American Birding Association will receive 20%. This split was agreed upon by both organizations.
Information on the specific conservation projects for which the raised funds will be used can be found on my blog at http://bikingforbirds.blogspot.com/