This year, our seven-member “Team Bike for Birds” listed below is biking across North Carolina to support the important work of Audubon NC. With the 2014 Bike for Birds ride just a few days away, we are asking you to make our effort even more worthwhile by contributing to Audubon North Carolina, whose work to conserve and restore habitats for all wildlife while focusing on the needs of birds is more important than ever.
Last week, National Audubon Society made headline news releasing the “Birds and Climate Change Report” based on 30 years of citizen science bird observations and climate data. It projects that 314 of the 588 North American bird species studied are in danger of significant decline or extinction by 2080. I have to wonder if future generations will be able to ride their bikes and enjoy bird songs as I have done. This year I have either seen or heard 51 bird species on training rides – many of them are on this climate-threatened list.
Bike for Birds is my chance to help the birds living across the state who have enriched my life by raising money for Audubon NC in their work to protect birds and their habitats. I hope you will join me by making a contribution to Audubon NC using the link below or sending a check to: Audubon NC, 400 Silver Cedar Court, Suite 240, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 with a note that it is for Bike for Birds.
Member of Audubon NC Board of TrusteesPlease support our Audubon NC Bike for Birds Team!
Jeff Birk, Jim Martin, Skip Stoddard, Gary Smith,
Heather Hahn, Penelope Foss & Lena Gallitano