The Dead Tree Challenge is a fun, challenging bird identification event hosted by WCAS! The challenge is also a fundraising campaign to help get the word out about the importance of birds in our neighborhoods, cities, and urban areas. Ticket donations fundraise to aid the continuation of chapter conservation services to Cleveland area counties.
The Dead Tree Birding Challenge is over but we hope you'll join us for the Dead Tree Birding Challenge Wrap Up with Nancy Howell on Saturday, September 26, 2020 from 7:00-8:00 pm at the WCAS Virtual Conference Center.
DEAD TREE BIRDING CHALLENGE
Friday, through Sunday, September 11 through 14
We don’t often think of dead or partly dead trees around a neighborhood or park, unless they are threatening to fall, but dead trees are important to birds and other wildlife ... have you noticed? Tree trunks, limbs, branches and twigs are used by many birds as a lookout, to dry off after rain or heavy dew, as a place to sing and advertise themselves, as a place to watch for prey, and more. Whether you see a hummingbird or hawk, dead trees are great places to view birds … and another advantage … there are no leaves to get in the way!
The challenge to WCAS members and guests is to collectively get 50 or more species tallied from all of the observations. Think this can be done? The challenge will take place Friday through Monday, September 11 through 14, 2020 at any time of the day.
Thank you for your participation and Good Luck!
Above: Visit the WCAS Dead Tree Challenge 2020 Flickr photo album. Do you have a photo to add? Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll add it in!
This challenge will provide a new perspective on how important dead or partially dead trees are for birds and other wildlife. Birding can be an enjoyable experience at or close to home.
What's a "snag"?
In forest ecology, a snag refers to a standing, dead or dying tree, often missing a top or most of the smaller branches. In freshwater ecology it refers to trees, branches, and other pieces of naturally occurring wood found sunken in rivers and streams; it is also known as coarse woody debris.
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*Note: The 'Dead Tree Birding Challenge' is a WCAS fundraising event. Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society (WCAS) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and a chapter of the National Audubon Society based in Cuyahoga County in Northern Ohio, USA. All contest entry tickets are tax-deductible donations to support chapter conservation activities. The tax ID number is: 34-1522665. If you prefer to mail your donation, please send your check to: Nancy Howell, Western Cuyahoga Audubon Treasurer, 19340 Fowles Rd, Middleburg Hts, OH 44130. © 2020 Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society. All rights reserved.
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