Celebrate this kickoff weekend for P2F by taking the PledgeToFledge Oath. Take a new birder or someone who loves nature and enjoys being outside.
“I pledge to actively share my enthusiasm for birds with non-birders by taking them into the field to show them birds and foster their own appreciation for birds whenever possible. I will strive to be friendly, patient, helpful, and welcoming when approached by ‘non-birders’ or asked about birds by acquaintances. I believe that individual birders, as part of an international grassroots movement, can effect positive and profound change for our shared birds and their future.”
Here are a few ideas.
• Go Birding with friends, family and other non-‐birders at a local park or nature reserve.
• Help a neighbor or friend set up a feeder station in his or her yard.
• Host a “feeder party”to let others witness your backyard buffet in action
• Volunteer to read a children’s book at your local library (Example: Martha McKeen Welch, A Close Look in the Woods; Sunflowers; Saucy; or Lynne Cherry’s Flute’ Journey, Jane Yolen’s Bird Watch or Owl Moon).
Now grab a friend and go outside and have fun learning something new!