American Birding Podcast



Help the ABA-Leica Subadult Wheatears Get Over The Top!

The ABA-Leica Subadult Wheatears, competing this year’s Champions of the Flyway event in southern Israel, are very very close to their goal and need your help to get them over the top!

Every dollar raised goes to help BirdLife International put a stop to illegal bird trapping and hunting around the Mediterranean, one of the Old World’s most pressing bird conservation issues and arguably one of the most important bird conservation issues on the planet.

It can be hard for birders in North America to appreciate the scale of this issue. We are quite lucky that the Migratory Bird Conservation Act, now in its 100th year in 2018, was enacted in time to prevent this sort of whole-scale slaughter on our continent. But though we worry less about hunting and trapping, the memory of the Passenger Pigeon and the Carolina Parakeet still loom large in our collective conscience. It’s not too much of a stretch to say that that history is repeating itself in Europe and Africa. And the Champions of the Flyway, in addition to being an amazing bird race, is also an extremely effective fundraiser for programs looking to put a stop to it.

So do your part, and help out a team of young American birders besides.

Learn more about the Subadult Wheatears here.

Listen to an interview with Jonathan Meyrav about Champions of the Flyway and the success they’ve seen here.

And don’t forget to throw a few dollars towards the wheatears here to help them reach their goal.