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FUNdraiser Opportunities

Over the years, friends of the NRBN have helped support the Fayette County Education Fund through all of our antics! These are some ideas we've come up with  (we're still laughing about the 2014 shave-a-thon); pick your favorite, and go in on your own or with a friend. Disclaimer: by no means do these options spare you from our antics ;)
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World Series of Birding

Make a donation to the Fayette County Education Fund with a Pledge for our team in the World Series of Birding competition.
Entering its 34th year, the World Series of Birding pits teams in a competition spanning several categories. While the big-name teams, in the past have included the likes of internationally known bird watchers and naturalists such as Roger Tory Peterson, Pete Dunne, David Sibley and others, cover the entire State of New Jersey in a 24-hour period, our sponsoring team (Dave and Lynn Pollard, and Pat and Clay Sutton) competes in a limited geographic region covering Cape May County. The goal is for each team to account for as many bird species as possible from midnight May 5 to midnight May 6. Money is raised as individuals and organizations pledge specified amounts for each different species of birds spotted by their chosen team. Our sponsoring team (Pollards and Suttons) is called the "Pie Filled Dweebs!"
Pat and Clay Sutton, co-authors of the book “Birds and Birding at Cape May,” and former New River Birding & Nature Festival guides, have designed the route the Dweebs will use. With that in mind, the team hopes to spot around 150 species. Click here to make a pledge.


Dinner at The Meadows

Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 6pm. Start the week together again around a catered dinner in The Meadows at Opossum Creek Retreat, featuring food, drinks, and great company! For a contribution of $100 per person to the Fayette County Education Fund; space is limited to 20 people ($50/person is tax deductible). Click to Register for Dinner at The Meadows - Sold Out

The Wet & Wild

Scheduled at your convenience (not available May 1-7, 2017).
For a donation of $1000 a twelve-foot section of Wetlands Boardwalk will be built at Wolf Creek Park, a personalized "The Wet & Wild" plaque placed on the section, and a customized hands-on wetlands program for the donor (and the donors group or organization) scheduled at his/her convenience. Funds raised through The Wet & Wild go toward the cost of the Wetlands Boardwalk building material and the donors customized hands-on program.
Click here to Register for The Wet & Wild

School Days

Share the spirit of adventure and curiosity with school children through a "School Days" patronage with the Fayette County Education Fund. Every $500 School Days donation goes entirely to wetlands education programming for our local schools at the Wolf Creek Park Wetlands Boardwalk. Patrons will be identified on print material presented to participating school groups, and notified of programming dates so they may attend and be treated to lunch with the staff!
Click here to become a School Days Patron


Open to everyone, birds banded during the week of the Festival are now available for adoption! Banding occurs on Monday's Birding by Butt and Friday's Wolf Creek Walk. For $50 adoption fee you will receive a Certificate of Adoption with a full color photograph of your bird (if you're with us when your bird is banded it will be a photo of you with your bird), your birds band number, and alerts when your bird is recaptured or collected. Adoptions make unique gifts too! Funds raised through adoption go toward environmental education programs through the Fayette County Education Fund. More information is coming! Contact Us to get started.

*Usually within 48 hours of submitting your registration you will receive Confirmation and Invoice/Payment details. FUNdraisers are non-refundable.