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Bird Art Silent Auction for Research Charity/Banding Station (last day to bid) (1 Viewer)


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Hello all,
My name is Allison, I work with the Pelee Island Bird Observatory, a research centre and banding station based in Ontario Canada!
We have an exciting online silent auction going on at the moment, with items that will be really exciting to birders. I wouldn't bother coming to share with folks that wouldn't be interested. From art to birding tours, your bids would be a remarkable contribution to our organization while also netting you some amazing birding tours, bird art, books, talks from folks like Les Stroud (Survivor Man) as well as many exciting experiences that include one of our founders and patrons, Margaret Atwood.

This piece by David Ward captures our Pelee Island home, and is up for auction, benefiting the migratory birds of North America, and hopefully your home or office as well!


Our fundraising opportunities have been really limited by the pandemic this year and last, and to be able to have an online auction means we can spread our wings and reach more people around the world, as our work supporting migratory birds truly is an international effort anyways! You can see a bit more about the organization below, and check out the auction here: Auction for Virtual Gala 2021 | The Pelee Island Bird Observatory

The Pelee Island Bird Observatory is a non-profit charitable organisation devoted to the study and conservation of birds. The observatory conducts intensive migration-monitoring research and breeding bird studies on Pelee Island from April to November. PIBO’s field station at Fish Point Provincial Nature Reserve is open to the public in the spring and autumn, with educational programs provided to visiting school groups throughout the month of May.

PIBO’s purpose is to collect and disseminate data that will help the Canadian Migration Monitoring Network that is working to understand changes taking place in the populations of migratory birds. While this is our work and our responsibility, we recognize that birds exist in a wide range of cultural and imaginative contexts, as well as in specifically scientific ones. To that end, we are introducing a number of satellite areas, with the hope this site will be of interest both to serious birders and to general enthusiasts alike.

PIBO is a non-profit organization supported by grants, donations, and partnerships. PIBO’s small organisational structure and our low overhead expenses allow for almost eighty percent of the funds raised by the observatory to go directly to cover the operational costs of the field research, which includes our educational programs. In this respect, PIBO supporters can be confident that their dollars are being well spent. Donors will receive a tax receipt for their contributions.

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