[Tweeters] Whooper Swan / local nonprofit?

Adam Sedgley sedge.thrasher at gmail.com
Sun Feb 13 21:53:04 PST 2022

Thank you, Carl.

I made a donation to the NW Swan Conservation Association (
https://nwswans.org/donate/) and will make a donation to the Snoqualmie
Valley Preservation Alliance once they fix the donate button on their
website. I sent a note.

I learned about this tradition on the ABA podcast:

I confused the facts earlier, however. The podcast mentioned a fundraiser
started by a birder in DC (to commemorate a Snowy Owl) but the birder who
makes a donation for each lifer / rarity is Matt Fraker from IL. Nate talks
about it in the opening segment in the podcast. It’s definitely worth a

On Sat, Feb 12, 2022 at 4:19 PM Carl Haynie <hayncarl at gmail.com> wrote:

> Great idea, Adam. One that comes to mind is the Snoqualmie Valley

> Preservation Alliance: https://svpa.us/



> Carl Haynie


> Sammamish, WA


> On Sat, Feb 12, 2022 at 3:23 PM Adam Sedgley <sedge.thrasher at gmail.com>

> wrote:


>> Hi tweets.


>> I saw the Whooper Swan in dense fog this morning and I’m happy to report

>> that all birders were parking at the intersection and walking in.

>> Thankfully it was the closest swan to the road.


>> I recently learned of a birder in Washington DC who makes a donation to a

>> local environmental / conservation nonprofit whenever he chases a rarity

>> and/or sees a lifer and notes the name(s) of the species in his donation. I

>> love how this helps protect habitat for the species and builds awareness of

>> the positive impact of bird-focused tourism.


>> Does anyone have recommendations for *a nonprofit who protects farmlands

>> or waterfowl habitat in Snohomish County*?


>> Thank you.


>> Adam Sedgley

>> Tacoma, WA

>> sedge.thrasher at gmail.com

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>> S e a t t l e, WA

>> sedge.thrasher [at] gmail [dot] com

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Adam Sedgley
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