World Series of Birding Guidelines
Typically confined to the state of New Jersey, the famous World Series of Birding has been opened up for one year only to teams in other states. Teams must all follow special safety rules during the COVID-19 pandemic.
All birds counted must be seen in Maine between the hours of 12:00am and 12:00 pm on Saturday, May 9, 2020
Some of the 2020 World Series of Birding Rules include:
1. WSB participants must focus on their home “patch,” ie. window views, yards, neighborhoods, or outdoor public spaces such as parks (if permitted) within 10 miles of their homes.
2. WSB participants must abide by curfews and may not meet with individuals other than immediate family or co-habitants, especially at parks (if permitted) as required by ME Governor Mills’s Executive Orders.
3. If going to a local park or other outdoor space, WSB participants must comply with the strict physical distancing guidelines set forth by the National Recreation and Parks Association and other relevant federal, state and local restrictions and guidelines.
4. Exploration in the name of the World Series of Birding should not include the need to visit establishments or indoor spaces other than your home.
5. World Series of Birding participants may not share optics, equipment or books, ride in the same vehicle except with family members or co-habitants.
Additionally, as with ever year, all teams must abide by the American Birding Association Code of Ethics https://www.aba.org/aba-code-of-birding-ethics/
Team Maine Audubon
An all-star cast of Maine Audubon staff and board members have banded together to highlight the diversity of Maine birds and bird habitat. The team includes:
- Doug Hitchcox - Maine Audubon Staff Naturalist
- Linda Woodard & Turk Duddy - Scarborough Marsh Director and Educator
- Bob Duchesne - President of Penobscot Valley Audubon, and author of The Maine Birding Trail
- Nick Lund - Outreach and Network Manager, and writer at The Birdist.
What Will My Donation Support?
All funds raised will go to support the work of Maine Audubon to protect and enhance wildlife and wildlife habitat in Maine.