Win a fabulous Birdathon fundraising prize!
Of course it’s rewarding to know that by taking part in Birdathon, you’re contributing to the protection of Bay Area birds and habitat.
But the top individual fundraisers in Birdathon 2019 will also be rewarded with exciting prizes such as stays at vacation resorts in top birding areas! Plus:
- Participants who raise $500 will receive complimentary admission to the Birdathon Celebration Concert on Saturday, May 18th and to the Birdathon Celebration Garden Party on Sunday, May 19th. People who raise $1000 will win free admission for themselves and a companion.
Here are just a few of the exciting prizes for our top fundraisers. Check back February 1st for a complete list.
The Jenner Inn – two nights
The historic Jenner Inn offers a spectacular opportunity to enjoy the romance and unique beauty of the Sonoma Coast. Situated at the mouth of the Russian River, you can watch for birds from the deck or balconies! The four acres of land and year-round creek behind the Inn are being augmented with bird feeders, native berry-producing plants, and other natural vegetation to encourage bird populations. Stroll the beaches, hike nearby trails, head down to Bodega Bay for more birding, or enjoy the wineries and restaurants of the Russian River. Prize includes two nights, Sundays through Thursdays. Click here for more information on the Jenner Inn.
Sierra Hot Springs resort – two nights
Renew and energize yourself after a day of Sierra birding in the tranquil waters of Sierra Hot Springs. For almost 150 years, this land has hosted popular hot springs resorts. The spring water here is as smooth as silk and the pools, which are open 24 hours a day, are a true experience. Within the last several years, two of the springs have been beautifully redeveloped. Spend two relaxing weeknights at the resort, about 30 miles north of Truckee in Sierraville, and enjoy the birds of the Sierra! Prize includes a stay of two weeknight (subject to availability) plus a month-long membership to the resort. Click here to learn more about Sierra Hot Springs.
Howard Creek Ranch Inn – one night
Redwoods, farm life, historic architecture, hiking, tidepooling, and (of course) birding… Howard Creek Ranch Inn is an historic 60-acre oceanfront farm bordered by miles of beach and mountains on the beautiful Mendocino Coast. Enjoy the award-winning gardens, fireplaces/wood stoves, a 75-foot swinging foot bridge over Howard Creek, hot tubs, sauna, and a hearty hot farm breakfast. Spend one relaxing weekend night as your Birdathon prize (excluding holidays and high season), although we bet you’ll want more. Their web site even includes a bird list! Click here to learn more about Howard Creek Ranch Inn.
Brunch for Two at the Cliff House
Imagine a chilly morning of watching Black Oystercatchers or even a Brown Booby at Land’s End in San Francisco…. then warming up over a sumptuous brunch of champagne, eggs, smoked salmon, and chocolate-dipped strawberries at the nearby Cliff House! First opened in 1863, remodeled by Adolph Sutro in 1896, and acquired by the Golden Gate National Recreation Area in 1977, the Cliff House and its panoramic views are beloved by thousands of San Franciscans and tourists. But only a few appreciate how convenient it is to the superb birding of Land’s End. Enjoy a $100 gift certificate towards the famous Cliff House Sunday champagne brunch. Click here to learn more about the Cliff House.
Special Prize for the Top First-time Birdathon Fundraiser
Are you new to Birdathon? Or maybe new to birding entirely? We’re so glad you’re taking part… and as further incentive, this year’s top first-time Birdathon fundraiser will win a pair of Pentax 10×43 binoculars.
Donated by Out of This World Optics in Mendocino, these binoculars feature fully multicoated optics along with phase-corrected roof prisms for maintained sharpness and color accuracy. With a retail value of $800, they are a wonderful tool for both everyday birding and those special once-in-a-lifetime journeys!
Out of This World Optics is the leading retailer of binoculars, spotting scopes and telescopes in Central and Northern California. Since 1988 they’ve specialized in quality optics for everyone from casual birders to die-hard whale watchers. You can visit their store on Main Street in Mendocino to try out a wide selection of optics with stunning views of the Pacific coastline. Or browse their online store at OutOfThisWorldOptics.com. You can reach them at 1-800-228-8252 for assistance placing an order.