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By Kris Dobney, Member Services Specialist, Birds Canada

I’d like to wish a warm thank-you to the prize donors, participants, and sponsors who made Birds Canada’s 2021 Great Canadian Birdathon a success. All of your hard work and generosity will benefit Canada’s wild birds in many, many ways, and is deeply appreciated.

It’s also my pleasure to congratulate our 2021 Great Canadian Birdathon prize winners! Sandra Maxwell of Vittoria, ON, is the lucky winner of this year’s Grand Prize. Sandra has won an Eagle-Eye Tours adventure! In addition to doing the Birdathon, Sandra is a long-term volunteer at Long Point Bird Observatory. Congratulations and thank you, Sandra!

Kowa donated 2 very nice prizes – their Kowa Genesis 8×33 binocular will be much appreciated by Birdathoner Ann Nightingale of Saanichton, BC. And, Judy Duncan of Owen Sound, ON will receive a wide angle BD II XD 6.5×32 binocular.

2021 Birdathon t-shirt design – Thick-billed Longspur

Vortex Canada also generously donated a whole list of wonderful prizes: a spotting scope and tripod that will go to Darcy McNicholl of Winnipeg, MB; and a pair of binoculars each for Catherine Manschot of Burlington, ON, Jean Baloo of Stratford, ON, and Pam Laing of Kelowna, BC.

George Pond photographing birds

Jean Baloo

Armstrong Bird Food donated a one-year supply of bird seed. This bountiful prize was scooped up by Kevin Shackleton of Newmarket, ON.

For information about the upcoming 2022 Great Canadian Birdathon, keep an eye on the Birds Canada blog and our social media accounts in March.

George Pond photographing birds

Kevin Shackleton

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