Support our bird banding work at the Coyote Creek Field Station
Have you ever visited SFBBO’s bird banding station at the Coyote Creek Field Station (CCFS), toured our mist nets, and seen birds up close and “in the hand?” Do you value long-term datasets that tell the story of Bay Area birds and help scientists from local universities and across the globe better understand how changes in habitat and climate may be impacting birds? Do you want students to have the chance to see biologists in action and explore science as a career?
Then we invite you to support our 2022 Band-a-Thon, a special campaign to raise money for our field station, an important science hub that has researched birds for 40 years. Here’s how:
Pledge Per Bird: To pledge to donate a certain amount per bird caught at CCFS during a month from mid-September to mid-October, 2022, please contact us at [email protected], or call us (408) 946-6548 ext. 2. We will send you a final count in mid-October so you can calculate your final donation. Since 2003, captures during this period have ranged from 379 to 1026 birds. You can put a cap on the amount you give.
Lump Sum Donation: You can also make a straight lump sum donation to support the Band-a-Thon (please donate below). Donations can also be made by check to San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory, 524 Valley Way, Milpitas, CA 95035. Please include a note sharing what it is for. You can send an email to [email protected] letting us know you sent your check and we can add you to the list to receive updates about the birds at the banding station during the CFC.
2022 CFC T-Shirt: Donations of $70 or more are eligible to receive the 2022 CFC T-Shirt. The shirt (pictured at right) was designed by biologist and artist Anqi Chen and showcases Bushtits, a species we often see at our Coyote Creek Field Station. The estimated value of the t-shirt ($20) is not tax deductible. Shirts are available in women's and unisex styles in small, medium, large, XL, and (in unisex only) XXL sizes. To receive a shirt after making a donation, please contact [email protected].
The California Fall Challenge (CFC) is SFBBO's biggest annual fundraising campaign that supports our work throughout the year and we hope you will participate and help us reach our goal! Questions? Please contact [email protected].
To learn more about what is going on at CCFS, check out our weekly "Notes from the Station" blog!