Captain Hugh Carola started our WSB team – the Hackensack RiverCreepers – back in 2002. Since then they’ve amassed a 18-year cumulative list of 191 species, including their team-best tally of 131 in 2019. Together the team, the birds they’ve listed and our WSB supporters have raised over $160,000 to support our never-ending work to protect, preserve and restore the Hackensack River.
According to our colleagues at NJ Audubon, the World Series of Birding is “… a game, a marathon, a challenge, and it’s a heck of a lot of fun!” It’s a twenty-four hour “bird-a-thon” during which teams of birders like our ‘Creepers crisscross the state looking to list as many bird species – and raise as much cash for conservation – as they can.
The World Series of Birding was the brainchild of NJAS Vice President Pete Dunne and the late, great Roger Tory Peterson. The first WSB began at midnight on May 19, 1984, when thirteen teams set out on what has since become North America’s premier birding event. In addition to finding birds and raising funds, the WSB is a great way to focus worldwide attention on the habitat needs of migrating birds – including those right here in Bergen and Hudson Counties.
On May 9, 2020, the Hackensack RiverCreepers will once again take to the fields, woods, wetlands and neighborhoods of our watershed region in their nineteenth WSB. They – and the birds – need your help. Here’s how YOU can do just that:
– Captain Hugh Carola
CLICK HERE to e-mail Capt. Hugh a Per-Species WSB Pledge. OR…
CLICK HERE to make a 2020 WSB-earmarked donation.
Thank You for your support!