Navopatia Field Station is a 501c-3 non-profit organization dedicated to traditional natural history and the belief that it should play an important role in 21st century conservation science. For nearly 20 years now we've been committed as one of the primary advocates for the preservation of the Costera Pitayal in Northwestern Mexico. Connecting scientists with the local community and tourists our outreach, through education & ecotourism, places visitors alongside professional scientists and students. For nearly 15 years our internship program has filled a skills gap between the lack of field opportunities in undergraduate programs and the demand by employers for field experience. We do serious research led by quality professionals focused on depth and quality of training. Visitors get a personal look at what boots on the ground conservation looks like, without compromising the research program.
The annual Bird-A-Thon happens over the week of March 7- 14th. Teams will compete to see the most birds to raise funds over a 24 hour period. All funds raised provide the field station the opportunity to build upon its commitment to education, conservation, & research. With this year’s Bird-A-Thon we encourage everyone to start a team or donate to one. Bird-a-thons operate like walk-a-thons: people donate a flat sum or donate per bird species seen rather than miles walked. On a good day of birding in Sonora, teams can see as many as 150 species of birds!
Over the past few years we have made outstanding progress establishing protected conservation areas, increasing our ecological monitoring programs, training and teaching students and biologists, and building upon existing & new partnerships. Alongside our partners at Nature and Culture International we have intensified our efforts to protect parts of the Costera Pitayal. Through local, federal, and state designations we are working to classify large areas of the Pitayal to protect it from future development. We are able to share our long-term datasets and expertise in the natural history of the region to improve the overall understanding of these precious ecosystems.
We are excited to revitalize the program with your contributions. The community of Navopatia & the Navopatia Field Station thank you for your generous support!
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