Spring Ligi provided this great report of the birdathon that she and her kids did on behalf of Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy last week.

Our team, the Ligi Nestlings, had a fun and successful morning, documenting 24 species!  Please check our blog  for the complete species list, highlights, and pictures.

We did our birdathon this morning and the girls did great. They both hiked all around the Rust Sanctuary and never once asked to be carried. 

My best bird was a gorgeous mature male Bald Eagle getting mobbed by several crows.  McKenzie’s favorite bird was the Canada Goose on the pond and little Addy was impressed by the Tree Swallows in the open field.  She kept shouting “bird!”  and proudly pointing them out to me. 

We saw 24 species altogether and managed to document a few nesting behaviors for the Bird Atlas despite all the chaos.

I’m proud to say we raised $254 for the Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy to help identify and protect important bird areas throughout Loudoun County. 

We appreciate all of your support and generosity.  If you haven’t given us your money yet, please mail us a check payable to “Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy” for the appropriate amount.  Let us know if you have any questions.

Special thanks to Grandma and Opa for joining us on our adventure and helping to keep the girls safe and dry.  Bird-watching with a preschooler and toddler is challenging (to say the least), but it’s so nice to share my enthusiasm for birds and nature with them.  We’re already looking forward to next year!  Go wild! Go Birding!

Thanks again,
Spring, McKenzie, and Addison