David had the honour of being invited by Bird Studies Canada to be the Guest Artist for the 2007 Baillie Birdathon, and participants' t-shirts prominently displayed his "Osprey Juvenile Preliminary Sketch."
More than 7,000 people from across Canada (and from several countries around the world) participate in and/or sponsor Birdathon in May of every year. During a 24-hour period they attempt to find as many bird species as they can, sponsored at a flat rate, or on a per-species basis.
Canada's Baillie Birdathon is the oldest sponsored bird count in North America. It was established in 1976 as a national fundraiser to support the research and conservation of wild birds. Funds raised by participants benefit not only the work of Bird Studies Canada, but also designated bird observatories in the Canadian Migration Monitoring Network, the James L. Baillie Memorial Fund, which provides research grants to amateurs across Canada, and participating conservation and naturalist clubs. David was thrilled to be a part of this event.
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