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No Bird Left Behind Recognized Entries!

2013 January 24
by Marta del Campo

Photo by Jean Kohut, CA

Explore the recognized entries for our latest challenge: No Bird Left Behind! Enjoy the creativity of so many participants and their fantastic entries!


 1. Jessica Runner, IL

2. Mike Amundson, MN

3. Karin Pelton, MO

4. Sunil Gopalan. WI

5. Carmen Jimenez, NY

6. Jen St. Louis, Canada

7. Bill Eden, CO

8. Janice Downie, NY

9. Marky Mutchler, MO

10. Cheryl Baxter, Canada

11. Susan Taylor Brown, CA

12. Joan Schmidt, WI

13. Jean Kohut, CA

14. Giselle Pemberton, NY

15. Violet Flores, TN

16. Doug Logan, MA

17. Joseph Morales, NY

18. Joel Ross, NJ

19. Catherine Diehl-Robbins, AK

20. Dan Hargraves, FL

26. Terri Coppersmith, MD

21. Mike Deniken, NJ

22. Sandie LaTrace, Canada

23. Jamie Verri, PA

24. Janie Ferguson, NY

25. Andrea Berrow, Canada

26. Shelley Jenkins, IN

27. Rosemary Vargas, NY

28. Annie Donwerth Chikamatsu, Japan

29. Cornelia Baker, CT

30. George A. Wojtowycz, NY

31. Eileen Sullivan, TX

32. Jacqueline Humphrey, NY



1. Curtiss Children, WI

2. Nancy Stringham, IN

3. Kerry Pfaltzgraff, WA

4.Henrietta Bensussen, CA



1. Patricia Latas, AZ

2. Stephanie Cleveland, NY



Robert Weaver. MO

Mini-grants Announced

2013 January 16
by Karen Purcell
2012 Mini-grant winner Camp Compass

Camp Compass participants learn about birds during a 2012 celebration. Camp Compass was a 2012 Celebrate Urban Birds mini-grant winner.

We are so excited to announce our 2013 mini-grant winners!

1. Teen Outreach Program – PPGNW, Shelton WA

2. George Junior Republic UFSD, Freeville NY

3. Branch Brook School, Newark NJ

4. Friends of Haffen Park, Bronx NY

5. La Joven Guardia del Teatro Latino/ La LIGA, Syracuse NY

6. Sunshine Arts, Upper Darby PA

7. Groundwork Lawrence, Lawrence MA

8. Camp Winnebago, Caledonia MN

9. Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica/Peace Corps Mexico, Puebla MX

10. Leaders for the World, Inc, San Juan PR

11. Asociación Pro-Juventud y Comunidad Bo. Palmas, Inc., Cataño PR

12. The Shack Neighborhood House, Pursglove, WV

13. Opportunities Unlimited for the Blind/Birding by ear, Dearborn MI

We received a fantastic response to our 2013 mini-grant invitation. It’s really exciting to see such creativity and so many varied organizations across all geographical areas thinking about urban birds, conservation, and the arts.

2012 Mini-grant Winner SPARK

Celebrating birds at a Celebrate Urban Birds event. Shore People Advancing Readiness for Knowledge — 2012 Mini-grant winner.

        We selected mini-grant applicants that were diverse in geography, showed real creativity, had great outreach potential, and integrated science (data collection) the arts and conservation. It was important that proposals show an understanding of the Celebrate Urban Birds citizen science activity, and integrate it into their proposal. We tried to balance selected applicants to include established organizations that would have very large reach as well as small groups that might have a strong impact in a much more local way. It was hard to select just a few of the many fantastic celebrations proposed. We were especially impressed by those that engaged participants of all backgrounds through active and dynamic participation in both the arts and data collection.

We can’t wait to share their events with the Celebrate Urban Birds community.

No Bird Left Behind Challenge Ends

2013 January 11
by Karen Purcell

Artwork by Patricia-Latas

Take a look at some of the wonderful entries for our No Bird Left Behind Challenge!

We’ll be selecting recognized entries on Tuesday January 15th!

Get ready for our next challenge “Funky Nests in Funky Places 2013”! Funky Nests is going big this year!