Just a few of the Birdathon 2019 online auction items. Bidding opens March 25th.
Check back February 1st for full list of items, auction schedule, and links to bid.
Clark’s & Western Grebe Courtship
(Starting bid $600)
June 1, 7 – 9 AM
Trip for 10 on the Eyes of the Wild pontoon boat on Clear Lake, Lake County. Both species perform complicated courtship ceremonies, first introducing themselves, then rushing across the water, draping one another with seaweed, and finally mating. It’s a sight to see. Get 10 of your friends and bid as a group, or get this trip to give a s a gift to your best birding friends.
Private Falconry Experience
Enjoy a few hours’ encounter with a lifelong falconer who has cared for, rehabilitated, & conditioned injured raptors for return
to the wild. You and up to 5 friends will get an intimate up close view of several magnificent birds of prey and you’ll watch as they are exercised in free flight over open terrain before your eyes.
Birding by Air
(Starting bid $300)
Fly in a Cirrius SR 20 and experience a birds- eye view of some of the Bay area’s best birding spots! Possible destinations may be the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, Don Edwards National Wildlife Refuge, San Pablo Bay, Napa Valley, or a nearby inland destination of your choice!
Private Birding by Ear Session
(Starting bid $100)
A private 4-hour birding-by-ear walk with Denise Wight for up to 4 people. The walk will be followed by a homemade vegetarian picnic lunch. This is your chance to have individual tutoring on bird songs and calls at a location that you and Denise agree upon. Also your chance to really work on the songs and calls that you have been having trouble with and not have to go at the pace of a larger group.
Personal Bird Chalk Art
(Starting bid $100)
Clay will create a 3-hour, colorful chalk wildlife study on the concrete at your home or business (that you own of course)! Then you can take photos and reproduce it in whatever form you wish! But just a reminder: if the Art is outdoors you may want to be ready to make reproductions immediately, because once it rains the artwork will disappear, as if on gossamer wings!
- The first auction item will open on March 25, 2019 and each item will be open for 14 days.
- To bid, you’ll be prompted to create a free eBid account.
- You can either bid “live” by entering a price and seeing whether you are the highest bidder or by “proxy”, in which eBid automatically raises your bid such that it is the lowest possible winning bid, up to your maximum bid amount.
- We accept payment via PayPal or check.
- The winning bidder will be contacted at the end of the auction to submit payment via PayPal or check and to work out any logistical details.