Manomet Inc. will hold its 40th annual Bird-A-Thon fundraiser on Saturday, September 15 through Sunday, September 16, 2018. Manomet’s Bird-a-Thon is a 48-hour birding competition and fundraiser that supports Manomet’s Landbird Conservation Program, which includes the Banding Lab and its research as well as all education and outreach programming. Teams can participate from anywhere in the world; sign up here to be a part of the 2018 Bird-A-Thon!
Much of Manomet’s 50-year history stems from connecting people to nature, from the birth of our landbird banding operation in 1969 to our trips led by our scientists to see our work in action. Encouraging people to engage with and learn about nature has been an important pillar in how Manomet carries out its mission. “Manomet’s Bird-A-Thon is much more than just a fundraiser,” said Evan Dalton, Lead Instructor of Manomet’s Landbird Conservation program. “It’s a chance to spend a weekend outdoors with other people who share your interest in these amazing animals. Birds tell us so much about the world around us, and Bird-A-Thon is a great time to stop and listen.”
Since 1969, Manomet’s Landbird Conservation program staff and bird-banding interns have worked to educate, train, and engage people of all ages and interest levels on the importance of getting outside and understanding human influence on the natural world. From inviting local schools to visit the lab for a live demonstration, to bringing our research to classrooms, conferences, and partner stations across the world, our reach has extended far beyond the town lines of Plymouth, Massachusetts.