You're here because you know what the birds mean to us. The valuable work put in by the Vermont Center for Ecostudies means a lot to each and every one of us too. By supporting our birdathon and contributing to the VCE you are not only supporting environmental research on a local level, you are making a contribution to an organization that strives to keep our earth a healthy livable place for all its inhabitants. From their beginning roots, I have held an appreciation for all the environmental research that they do in our state and elsewhere. This year we hope to raise even more money for them in the name of conservation, birds, and the protection of the natural world that makes us all whole. We will again spend an entire day in the month of May identifying as many Vermont bird species as we can. With each passing month, I personally find myself becoming a better birder so am again confident that I can beat my personal best record of 74 Vermont species in one day. Please consider encouraging us by supporting us. Your dollars will support the vital work of the VCE. Please consider being extra generous this year. The VCE will thank you, we will thank you, and the birds will continue to thank you by way of their glorious song. Thanks!