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By Kris Dobney, Donor Relations Coordinator, Birds Canada

I’d like to wish a warm thank-you to the prize donors, participants, and sponsors who made Birds Canada’s 2022 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.

One of the most encouraging results from 2022 was the increase in new Birdathon participants. Welcome to all those who attempted their first Birdathon last year! We can’t wait to see you again in 2023. 

Pam Laing Photo: Bev Laing

Now, it’s also my pleasure to congratulate our 2022 Great Canadian Birdathon prize winners! Pamela Laing of Kelowna, BC is the lucky winner of this year’s Grand Prize. Pam has won an Eagle-Eye Tours adventure! Congratulations and thank you, Pam!

Kowa donated two pairs of their binoculars – these will be much appreciated by winners Tina Randall, of Corner Brook, NL and Myrthe Van Brempt of Yellowknife, NT.

Geoff Carpentier Photo: Kim Lendvay
Laurena Kirkwood-Lazazzera Photo: Colin Gerber

Vortex Canada also generously donated a whole list of wonderful prizes:
a spotting scope and tripod that will go to Geoff Carpentier of Port Perry, ON; and a pair of binoculars each for Alison Hackney of Senneville, QC, Laurena Kirkwood-Lazazzera of Guelph, ON, and Mike Russum of Calgary, AB.

Armstrong Bird Food donated a one-year supply of bird seed. This bountiful prize was scooped up by Nicola Koper of Winnipeg, MB.

For information about the upcoming 2023 Great Canadian Birdathon, keep an eye on the Birds Canada blog and our social media accounts in March.

Mike Russum with team, “For the Love of Godwits” Photo: Tessa Giroux

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