Top Fundraisers will receive the following prizes:
*Two nights at the Running Y Ranch Resort in Klamath Falls.
*Two-night Mendocino vacation at the Point Cabrillo Lighthouse.
*Two weeknights at Sierra Hot Springs resort.
*Brunch for two at the Cliff House
*Possible other prizes to be determined by the Birdathon Committee.
See the Prizes page for a current list.
All dates of visits must be approved by the donor/property owner.
FIRST-TIME BIRDATHON PRIZE
The first-time participant in Birdathon who raises the
most money will win a pair of Kowa 10X42 BD42-10XD binoculars, donated by Out of This World optics in Mendocino.
Note: Top Birdathon fundraisers are limited to one grand prize. So if the person who wins the First-Time Birdathon prize also qualifies for a Top Fundraiser prize, they can choose which of the two prizes they prefer.
Participants who raise or contribute $500 will receive complimentary admission to the Birdathon Awards Celebration and Garden Party on Sunday, May 31, 2020.
Participants who raise $1,000 will receive complimentary admission for themselves and a companion.
All donations will be made online by credit/debit card, or through the GGAS Office by cash/check. Each participant may create a fundraising page on the GGAS website that describes themselves and why they support GGAS, the trip(s) they are participating in, and their total fundraising goal for the Birdathon.
GGAS staff and volunteers are available to provide help with setting up your Fundraising Page or with asking friends to donate. Email email@example.com for support and advice. Or download our Fundraising Tips.
To be counted towards eligibility for fundraising prizes, donations must be received by GGAS on or before May 15, 2020.
YOUNG BIRDERS CONTEST
For rules of the Young Birders Contest, open to people age 18 and under, see the Young Birders Contest web page.
BIRDATHON TRIP REGISTRATIONS AND CANCELLATIONS
If you register for a Birdathon trip but then are unable to attend that trip, you are welcome to switch to a different trip if it has openings. Please contact our office manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or (510) 843-2222 during office hours. If the new trip has a higher minimum donation, you will be asked to make an additional donation to cover the difference.
If you don’t wish to switch to another trip, we encourage you to treat your registration payment as a donation to Golden Gate Audubon! Your support through Birdathon allows us to carry out all our conservation activities and education program throughout the year.
If you are unable to choose a new trip and unwilling to treat your registration fee as a donation, we can issue a refund IF you cancel at least two weeks before your trip date. Please note that there will be a $5 cancellation fee to cover the credit card transaction costs for your sign-up and cancellation.