Sponsor  Us

To make a tax-deductible donation in Canada, please click the loons.

Photo of Pacific Loons. Canadian Donations

To make a tax-deductible donation in the US, please click the cranes.

Photo of Sandhill Crane by Beth Morris. US Donations

Special thanks to the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance which has kindly agreed to manage the administrative details of our US fundraising efforts!

Donations will go to bird conservation projects from the Arctic to Central America:

1) The Arctic – pledges will go directly toward work to permanently protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The Arctic Refuge is known as “America’s Serengeti.” More than 190 bird species nest or visit the Refuge – migrants travel though every US state and to five different continents.

2) Central America – funds will go to help The Nature Conservency's efforts to protect the Maya Forest, the heart of the Yucatan Peninsula. The Maya Forest covers more than six million acres from the Caribbean coast of Mexico through Belize and Guatemala – and is home to more than 400 bird species. During the peak of migration as many as five billion birds pass through the region (some of which are flying to the Arctic Refuge!)

3) North America – pledges will go toward bird habitat protection in the continental US and in the boreal forest in Canada. The Boreal Forest is the nesting ground of more than 300 bird species — but is threatened by industrial development. We plan to support efforts to protect Otero Mesa (home to more than 250 bird species) and are working with school groups who wish to become directly involved with bird habitat conservation and restoration (more details soon!).

If you have questions about our fundraising, or would like to direct your contribution to the specific project of your choce, please contact us.

If you’d like to base your pledge on the number of bird species that Malkolm identifies or the number of fossil-fuel-free miles (or kilometers) we travel, please get out your calculator! (For the mathematically-challenged, it is easier to simply make a donation).

The current “Big Year” record is 745 bird species – Malkolm hopes to identify more than 400 species during our fossil-fuel-free Bird Year. We expect to travel about 10,000 miles (16,000 kilometers) before we shake the dust out of our tires at the year’s end.