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PRBO 2011 Bird-A-Thon Petaluma, California

Donations as of October 06, 2015:

$6,294.50 Raised Offline
$3,573.26 Raised Online
$9,867.76 Total Raised


Dear Friends,

Our Bird-A-Thon count is complete! Our team saw a total of 107 different species of birds, wow! Check out the full list of species here. Some highlights from our day included:

     •  Beautiful, shy Wood Ducks in a small pond north of Point Reyes Station

     •  A Tropical Kingbird in a willow at Drakes Beach – an unusual vagrant species who happened to be passing through the area

     •  Birding with 3rd and 5th graders from Lishka and Missy’s Bird Club at the Pickleweed Park Community Center in San Rafael

     •  Seeing and hearing the Black Phoebe at every one of our stops!

Though our birding day is complete for this year, you can still donate to us to help support our work rebuilding habitat in the streams and wetlands of the North Bay. Our goal is to raise $15,000 to help support the STRAW Project restorations, the STRAW Faculty, and the Youth Watershed Challenge Project.

Remember, whether you like tree hugging, hunting, or clean water, good habitat is good for all of us!

Please help us reach our goal by donating on this page! If you have any other questions about Bird-A-Thon or STRAW, please contact Laurette Rogers at (707) 781-2555 x358 or


The STRAW Team:
Laurette Rogers, John Parodi, Emily Allen, Leia Giambastiani, Vanessa Wyant, Stephanie Nelson, Kathleen Brown, Ruth Hicks, Meryl Sundove, Barbara Tjernell, Paula Fogarty, Janet Clover, Patti Vance, Sandy Neumann

More about us:

We are proud to call PRBO Conservation Science our new home. Founded in 1965, PRBO is a non-profit organization dedicated to conserving birds, other wildlife and ecosystems through innovative scientific research and effective outreach.

The STRAW Restoration staff will use PRBO’s research on birds, ecosystems and climate change as we plan our habitat restoration projects with our network of K-12 students, teachers, landowners and partners. We provide teachers and students with the scientific, educational and technical resources to prepare them for hands-on, outdoor watershed studies, including ecological restoration of riparian corridors and transitional wetlands. The STRAW Faculty supports our network of classroom teachers in their studies of the environment and their participation in the STRAW Project.

The Youth Watershed Challenge Project (YWCP) provides opportunities for high school students in San Francisco to learn about the ecology of the Bay and its watershed, explore careers in science, and initiate actions in the community that promote environmental conservation. The YWCP also provides support in the classroom and professional development opportunities to San Francisco teachers.


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Cory McDermott Great work gang!
Noah Hughes this is for the birds...
Susan McGovern
Michelle Parodi
Pati Parodi
Delia Hitz
Laurel Laurel
Jodi Roth
Keri Allen and Jim Rollston
Lindsay Eigenauer
Josh Lichti
Christine Finn You go Leia!
Denise Parodi In support of John Parodi
DegDog Thank you to Emily & PRBO for all you do!!
Rich Stallcup
Michael and Linda Allen
Brian Kennedy & Allison Shields Supporting John Parodi
Rachel Go Vanessa go!
Cassandra Liu
Vanessa's sister Go STRAW Team!
Rebecca Nathanson Rootin' for you and your project! :)
Chrissy Schneider
Jill Martin Wish it was more...Love you and what you do!
Bono Family
Giambastiani Family
Anonymous Good luck!
The Boxer Brigade!
Lou and Marianne In support of John Parodi.
Stacy Nii
Eric Martin & Lynn Yang
Kerry & Deb Ettinger
Gregory & Diane
Margaret Buss
Lori and Jay Schmitt
Maggie Rufo In honor of my friend Meryl Sundove.
Anonymous Best of luck birding!
Adam DeMarie
Sue Holland
Blythe Shelley
Laura Honda
Gena Richman
Kim Neal
Laurie Tandy
Judy Sovel
Mark Benanti
Judy Bowser STRAW is fabulous! Thank you for everything!

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