Thank you to all Bird-a-thon 2018 participants and donors. You made 2018 Bird-a-thon’s biggest year yet!
Together, we raised $255,000, recorded 275 species, and supported the work of over 26 Mass Audubon wildlife sanctuaries and programs.
Congratulations to our Bird-a-thon 2018 Winners!
Team Awards, Cups, & Prizes
Regional Migration Awards
Teams showing the greatest percentage increase in fundraising dollars in their region from 2017 to 2018, excluding the 2017 Statewide Migration Award. Prize: Up to $100 towards a team party.
Greater Boston/North Shore Region
Museum of American Bird Art, 120% increase ($2,670)
Wachusett Meadow, 83% increase ($5,337)
Southeast, Cape, & Islands Region
Felix Neck, 109% increase ($5,676)
Individual Fundraiser Awards
Statewide winner is individual participant (non-staff) who raised the most money across the state for his/her team. Regional winners are individual participants (non-staff) in each region who raised the most money for their team, excluding the statewide winner.
Statewide Top Individual Fundraiser (Non-staff)
Michael Pappone—$7,500 (Science & Bird Conservation)
Winner receives a custom digital artwork by Mass Audubon graphic designer OR a day of birding with Wayne Petersen.
Regional Top Individual Fundraisers (Non-staff)
Winners receive a $25 Mass Audubon gift certificate for use in the Mass Audubon Shop or towards Mass Audubon programs.
Central & West
- Anne Lombard (Arcadia & CT River Valley), $2,000
- Mark Fiandaca (Wachusett Meadow), $1,083
- Larry Pistrang (Wachusett Meadow), $750
Greater Boston & North Shore
- Kathy Seymour (Drumlin Farm), $6,050
- Marygrace & Peter Barber (Boston Nature Center), $5,475
- Ryan Evans & Darcy Duke (Drumlin Farm), $3,730
Southeast, Cape, & Islands
- Ivan Ace (Wellfleet Bay), $2,400
- Lebaron & Aileen Briggs (South Shore), $2,200
- Josie Anderson (Wellfleet Bay), $1,650
Statewide Programs/General Operating
- Julia Yoshida (Science & Bird Conservation), $1,800
- Sandy Sutherland (Coastal Waterbird Program), $1,100
- Craig Gibson (Science & Bird Conservation), $1,000
High Flyers (Individuals raising $500+)
High Flyers are invited to two exclusive birding outings with a member of the Mass Audubon leadership team and a star birder.
Ivan Ace, Annemarie Altman, Josie Anderson, Sally Avery, Susan Baeslack, Michael Baird, Marygrace and Peter Barber, Christopher Barber, Suzan Bellincampi, Briana Bensenouci, Bruce Black and Mary Brogan, Leslie Bostrom, Julie Brandlen, Lebaron and Aileen Briggs (Briggs Team), Jean Bruns, Stephen Burke, Janet Bush, Amber Carr ,Dick Chute, Jeff Collins, Becky Cushing, Carol Decker, Pat Donahue, Jon Doyle and Jessica Huddy, Darcy Duke and Ryan Evans, Chris Eaton, Erin Ellingwood, Jay Farwell, Mark Fiandaca, Dan Fournier, Nora Frank, Steve French, Susan Garland, Craig Gibson, Ida Giriunas, Nat Goddard, Allan Greenberg, Mary Griffin, Louise Grindrod, Rita Grossman, Melissa Hansen, Susan Hardy, Roberta Hodson, Philip Hunsaker, Lisa Hutchings, Robin Joyce, Brian Keevan, Elissa Landre, David Larson, Chris Leahy, Amy LePak, Anne Lombard, Gwyn Loud, David Ludlow, Sue MacCallum, Andy Magee, Robert Mayer, Ellen McBride, Keelin Miller, Jake Miller, Ken Morton, Patty O'Neill, Karen O'Neill, Michael Pappone, Jackie Pascucci, Fran Perler, Wayne Petersen, Larry Pistrang, Linda Pivacek, Gina Purtell, Amy Quist, John Riehl, Peggy Sagan, Marsha Salett, Scott Santino, Harold Seigel, Jane Sender, Margo Servison, Kathy Seymour, Patty Shannon, Gwen Shipley, Neal Skorka, Sonia Slik, Lynn Southey, Pam Sowizral, Ava Steenstrup, Karen Stein, Sandy Sutherland, Alicia Svenson, Joan Walsh, Dave Weaver, Strickland Wheelock, Christine Whitebread, Mary Wolf, Roger Wrubel, Henrietta Yelle, Julia Yoshida
Young Birder Awards (Individuals under 18 raising $200+)
Winners receive a Mass Audubon nalgene from the Mass Audubon Shop.
- Henri Engstrom
- CJ Hansen
- Michael Perkins
- Lucas Sargent