Spring Bird-A-Thon
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Monday, April 28th 2014 - All Day

One bird, two bird, red bird, blue bird.

Local birders Ed Thelen and Lee Schoenewe, along with the Dickinson County Nature Center, are hosting a Spring Bird-A-Thon to see how many birds they can identify in one day in May. The Spring Bird-A-Thon will raise money for the avian courtyard to be constructed this spring on the southwest corner of the Dickinson County Nature Center in Okoboji.

Some funding for the project has been secured, but $1,000 more is needed, and you can help out! Just fill out a pledge card, available online or at the Dickinson County Nature Center, and pledge a certain amount for the number of species found by Thelen and Schoenewe. Their goal is to find 150 species.

You can also send a flat donation and still receive the Bird Day checklist. When the pledge form is filled out, checks can be made payable to the Conservation Foundation of Dickinson County or Prairie Lakes Audubon, noting the avian courtyard project in the memo line, and should be mailed to 2279 170th St., Okoboji, IA 51355. Foundation donations can also be made via Paypal online at Click on the “donate” button in the green box under the osprey.

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