At the end of summer and the beginning of fall, the Urban Forest will celebrate the Western Bluebird as their new mascot and "spokesbird" at the Urban Forest's first-ever fall BIRD-A-THON, a four-day major fundraiser for the Urban Forest. Participants will compete as individuals or teams, raising pledge money by counting birds and bird species, recording data on the popular eBird app. By reporting through the popular eBird data app, participants join a global community of millions of citizen scientists chronicling the relative population status of bird species on a measurable basis worldwide.
Participants can "bird" the park any daylight hours from Thursday, Sept. 22, through Sunday Sept. 25, 2022 in order to be included in the bird-friendly competition. Everyone is welcome to come and discover the fun of birdwatching.