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Spring Birdathon: 2016 Sponsors and Prizes

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Please patronize these generous sponsors, who help make our Spring Birdathon so successful in raising money for youth environmental education and conservation programs for the Bay Area.

Review this list often since we are frequently adding new prizes. These prizes may be combined or divided to form prize awards that will be given away for raising the most money and also during the Awards Dinner for raffles and game competitions.

Please respect offer expiration dates.

List updated: April 13, 2016

Golden Eagle Sponsors donated more than $600 in prizes or support

Time-share in Colorado
Time-share in Colorado

Bob Hirt
Time-share lodging
Bob, SCVAS Board President, donated a stay in his international timeshare! Choose from many scenic locations such as Puerto Vallarta, Acapulco, Cancun, Malaga Spain, or Silver Creek in Colorado. Enjoy a fully furnished two-bedroom condo with room for six and the full amenities of a luxury hotel. Airfare, transportation, and other logistics not included. This prize has limitations and an expiration date, see certificate for details.

David McIntyre
Vacation home stay in Carmel
Stay in David and Antoinette's wonderful vacation home within walking distance of the beach in the nearby resort town of Carmel. This prize has limitations and an expiration date, see certificate for details.

Los Gatos Birdwatcher

Los Gatos Birdwatcher (website)
All nature lovers should visit the Los Gatos Birdwatcher, which specializes in everything to do with bird feeding and bird watching, including seed, feeders, baths, hardware and optics. Also included in their offerings are clothing, jewelry, books, kid's stuff and many great gift items. The store now has a new proprietor, Lisa Myers, who has been very supportive of our chapter for a long time.

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Great Egret Sponsors donated between $250 and $599 in prizes or support

Cheesemans' Ecology Safaris logo

Cheesemans' Ecology Safaris (website)
Monterey Bay Pelagic Trip on July 16, 2016
Join Cheesemans' for a full day of whale and bird watching in California's famous Monterey Bay. The California Coast is one of the best locations to observe seabirds such as shearwaters, jaegers, skuas, albatross, and alcids. Bring your binoculars to look for Pacific White-sided, Common, and Risso's dolphins and Humpback and Blue Whales. Two most money winners can each win one certificate. This tour is for non-smokers only. This prize has limitations and an expiration date, see certificate for details.

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Western Bluebird Sponsors donated up to $249 in prizes or support

Alfaro Family Vineyards & Winery (website)
Wine tasting
Enjoy a free wine tasting for four people at Alfaro's 16-foot granite tasting bar. Gather your friends and bring a picnic to take in the view from their deck overlooking the vines. Alfaro Family Vineyards features Estate grown and bottled wines of the Santa Cruz Mountains, located less than four miles from the cooling influence of the Monterey Bay in the southern end of the Santa Cruz Mountains appellation. This prize has limitations and an expiration date, see certificate for details.

Beaureguard Vineyards (website)
Wine tasting
Enjoy a free wine tasting in their historic tasting room at 10 Pine Flat Road in Santa Cruz that has served as a home stage for a cast of local characters over the last hundred years. This prize has limitations and an expiration date, see certificate for details.

Bob Power
Local Birding Excursion
You and past SCVAS Executive Director Bob Power will design a custom birding adventure to a local destination. This is the perfect time to fulfill your dream of finding a special species or birding a particular area with one of the Bay Area's best birders as your guide. Bob has been teaching birding classes, leading field trips and conducting bird seminars in the bay area and beyond for a long time. This prize has limitations and an expiration date, see certificate for details.

California Academy of Sciences (website)
Pass and Bird Walk
Entrance pass and bird walk in Golden Gate Park. This prize has limitations and an expiration date, see certificate for details.

Children's Discovery Museum (website)
Tickets
Two family four-packs of tickets to the Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose where you can expect to test, crank, listen, prod and tinker. One of the largest museums of its kind in the nation, CDM's 150 interactive exhibits lead visitors to explore, understand and enjoy the world in which they live. Not valid for special events or field trips. This prize has limitations and an expiration date, see certificate for details.

David Wimpfheimer (website)
Local Birding Excursion
David is a biologist and a professional naturalist and guide with a passion for birds and the natural history of the West. He will lead up to three people in the wonderful environs of Point Reyes National Seashore.This prize has limitations and an expiration date, see certificate for details.

Exploratorium (website)
Tickets
This hands-on museum is the global leader in informal education, igniting curiosity and inspiring creativity in people of all ages. It is located at Pier 15 location on San Francisco's Embarcadero. This prize has limitations and an expiration date, see certificate for details.

Mary Wisnewski
Knit caps
Wear these warm and soft caps on chilly mornings in the field. Mary hand-knitted two caps in wool with owl trim.

REI (website)
REI Outdoor School
Join them for bike classes, outings, and fun rides fun rides with great people. Offerings range from basics like How to Ride a Bike, Introduction to Mountain Biking, and Introduction to Road Cycling to inspiring cycling tours and outings. This prize has limitations and an expiration date, see certificate for details.

Renee Polizotto
Wine Set
Two bottles of Navarro Vineyard's Mendocino red wine in a lovely packaged gift set.

Stevens Creek Software (website)
One copy of Birdwatcher's Diary software
Whether you are participating in a Christmas or summer bird count, doing a birdathon or "big day", a veteran "lister", or are just looking for an easy way to record and review your daily bird sightings, Birdwatcher's Diary™ for iOS or Android is the perfect birdwatcher's field companion! Fast and easy to use, yet also extremely powerful, Birdwatcher's Diary will enrich your birding experience. In seconds, you can make a note of birds you see or hear, including time and exact location (both automatically recorded), with additional field notes if you wish. Later, you can review the sightings as a list or on a map, and upload the recorded information to desktop software and online databases like eBird, and view your sightings on Google Maps.

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