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Welcome to Dorian’s Page!

"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



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12/2/2014Keep up the amazing work Dorian! Your journey has been some much fun to follow and is a very inspiring one. Good luck on the last month of your big year!Gertsman family
12/2/2014I'm chipping in for another go-round too. I salute you and celebrate your bike, your birds, your stories!Sandra in Colorado
12/2/2014Dorian, I wish I had more zeroes on the end of my donation. But I too am glad to have waited until now. Congrats and thank you for taking us all along for the ride. Here's to ending the year strong!Josh Bruening
12/2/2014My husband and I are both fascinated & entertained by reading your daily blog. Your stamina, humor, expertise and enthusiasm are amazing. I'm pleased to have waited until now to donate and get the matching funds for Happy Giving Tuesday!Susan Faulkner
12/2/2014Dorian, you are a beast! I am in awe of the effort you put in for this trip, and very happy to see you breach and quickly obliterate the 600 bird mark. Way to go man!Adam Pelzek
12/1/2014As promised, I just completed my fourth and final donation to acknowledge the 600 species milestone ($100 this time, for a total of $250 for the year). Congratulations!Steve Bobonick
11/28/2014Surely you will be inundated by folks congratulating for your skill, stamina, and good luck in finding over 604 birds (so far) and a rare honeycreeper in the home stretch down south. I've donated before, but just cannot resist another little financial nudge in the rear end. As we say in France: AllezAllezAllezAllezAllezAllezAllezAllezAllez...Linda Andes-Georges
11/16/2014i am so proud of all you have accomplished Dorian. When I was in Cape May this summer on a bird watching boat and elsewhere, every birdwatcher I saw knew about you and this incredible journey you are on. You are in the home stretch now-keep pedaling!Marjorie Shiekman
11/16/2014Great blog! Birding is my passion but I've also enjoyed reading of all your trials and tribulations as you dedicate this year to the greater good. Keep on keeping on!Jackie
11/8/2014Great journey Dorian! Sorry we missed you in Northern California, and best of luck in Texas! We finally chipped in to support this epic quest.Phil and Mimi
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