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Join the National Wildlife Refuge Week eBird Challenge!

Celebrate National Wildlife Refuge Week!  During the week of October 13-19, visit a National Wildlife Refuge, record the species and numbers of birds you see and enter the data on eBird.  Refuges need more good data on the bird distribution and usage of their properties, and birders using eBird can be a most valuable source of this information.  While you are on the refuge, snap a photo of yourself in front of the Refuge sign and send it to the Refuge Week eBird Challenge Facebook page along with the link to your checklist to be entered to win.  The more refuges you visit and the more checklists you submit increase your chances of winning.  In fact, if your picture shows a current duck stamp, we’ll give you double the entries!

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Prizes will be announced soon, but ABA and David Sibley have agreed to offer incentives to get you out in the field and using our refuge system. .

To find a refuge near you visit: http://www.fws.gov/refuges/ (enter your zip code on the right).

To join the ranks of birders contributing to citizen science create an eBird account at ebird.org.

To buy a duck stamp, visit your local post office or websites such as:
http://www.gos.org/duckstamp/duckstamp.htm
http://www.bsbobird.org/BSBO_Online_Swamp_Shop.htm#CONSERVATION_STAMPS_&_OTHER_ITEMS
http://wsobirds.org/?p=4729

Get out there and submit those checklists!

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Nate Swick

Nate Swick

Editor, Social Media Manager at American Birding Association
Nate Swick is the editor of the American Birding Association Blog, social media manager for the ABA, and the host of the American Birding Podcast. He lives in Greensboro, North Carolina, with his wife, Danielle, and two young children. He is the author of Birding for the Curious and The ABA Field Guide to Birds of the Carolinas.
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