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The Birding Cup
Annual Fundraising Event
Congratulations to the Wing Nuts, winners of the 2008 Birding Cup with 142 species identified!
May 1–2, 2009
7:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
The Birding Cup, Shaver's Creek's annual fund-raising tournament, is a contest among teams of birders to identify the most number of bird species in a twenty-four-hour period in the central Pennsylvania region (Huntingdon, Centre, and adjoining counties). Teams must compete based on a set of Birding Cup Rules, and the winning teams are awarded with their prizes immediately following the contest at Millbrook Marsh Nature Center in State College, Pennsylvania.
The Cup selects winning teams in three categories. The Birding Cup goes to the team that identifies the most species overall. The County Cup goes the team that finds the most species while searching in only one county. The Potter Mug is for the best team with at least half of its members who have less than two years of birding experience.
Our fund-raising goal for the 2008 Birding Cup is $14,000. Pledges may be made per bird identified or in a single donation, and donors may choose to support a specific team. For more information, contact our office at ShaversCreek@outreach.psu.edu or by phone at 814-863-2000 or 814-667-3424.