Each year, the Buffalo Audubon Society issues a Winter Birding Challenge. This Challenge encourages people to get outdoors during the wintertime to go bird watching. In WNY, there are plenty of opportunities to spy, and even photograph, amazing birds such as snowy owls, tundra swans, and even bald eagles. Some birds can be found right in our own backyards, while others reside at the waterfront, or in regional parkland and forested settings. Did you know that some of the best bird watching takes place in Forest Lawn Cemetery?
This Winter Birding Challenge provides participants with 30 tasks to complete. These tasks range in difficulty; some will be completed in a day, and some will take all winter. In order to complete the Winter Birding Challenge, each participant will need to complete 20 of 30 birding tasks of these tasks, with a special bonus to those who are able to complete additional tasks. Each task must be completed in Western New York and the Niagara Region of Ontario. This packet will provide you with all the information you need to complete these tasks.
Buffalo Audubon Society
The Winter Birding Challenge runs up until midnight of March 21. Any sightings between January 1 and March 21 are eligible. Participants can complete the challenge for a chance to win a pair of Vortex Viper HD 10×42 Binoculars!