Wrenegades - Jennie Wren
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Hi! I'm Jennie Wren of the Wrenegades - aka Jennie MacFarland

Please consider sponsoring me, Jennie MacFarland, aka Jennie Wren of the Wrenegades in this year’s Birdathon fundraiser. The Wrenegades Birdathon team is a band of swashbuckling bird lovers that will cruise the high seas between the Sky Islands seeking riches using our eBird treasure map.

In previous years the Wrenegades have been a pirate crew that ruthlessly searched the Sky Islands for hummingbird jewels and warbler gems trying to find as many feathered riches as possible. This year, the Wrenegades Birdathon team will be focusing on having a fun experience and pretty much staying in the Tucson region to limit our driving time and spend more time with the birds. 

Birds need us now more than ever, and Tucson Audubon needs your support to continue our mission to inspire people to enjoy and protect birds. If you feel comfortable participating this year, I would be grateful for your support. If not, please know that I completely understand and it is no problem. All friends are invited to follow along on our day of birding adventure. We will be posting messages and videos throughout the day .

All supporters will receive a full narrative of our antics along with the mishaps and triumphs that come along with a Big Day. My top supporters will receive an additional token of my gratitude. Info about our day will also be posted on this page once we recover from our adventure.

Last year some of my supporters had creative challenges such as a bonus donation for specific species or behaviors observed. This made the day of birding so much fun and I enthusiastically encourage similar challenges this year. 

Please join me and become part of the Wrenegades Team as a supporter. Arrr, mateys! Do you savvy? Drink up me hearties, yo ho!

We are heading out for our Birdathon on May 7 



  • Marcia Grand: $10/species; $100 for a rattler; $150 for 3 species Tiny Owls; $100 for 3 species frogs; $150 for a Large Lizard like a Gila Monster, Desert Iguana, Chuckwalla, etc; $150 for any 3 – javelina, coyote, bobcat, racoon, jackrabbit, skunk, deer, coatimundi; $10 for each working nest; $150 for one saguaro with an active nest in it; $150 for any 5 hummingbirds; $250 for mountain lion.
  • Kathy Johnson: $1/species and  $5 for every Black Phoebe.  Arrr, Avast yee mateys! Yo ho ho and a bottle of H2O!!!
  • Rick Clarke: $1/species and $0.50 for every Lucy's, Purple Martin, or Wren.  Vaya bien.
ABOUT Birdathon 2023



Birds have a unique, special, and different meaning to each of us. So, too, is each of our connection with Tucson Audubon Society personal and distinct. During Birdathon, we combine the love of bird watching during spring migration with support for bird conservation.

Birdathoners are birders and social fundraisers, joining together to make a difference for the birds and habitats of Southeast Arizona. Birdathoners continue a tradition that has held strong for over 30 years! 

Each Birdathoner's personal network of supporters is what helps makes Birdathon possible. 

Birdathon donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Tucson Audubon Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

Supporting a team by writing a check?

  • Make checks payable to: Tucson Audubon Society
  • Write the team name on memo line
  • Mail to: 
    Tucson Audubon Society
    PO Box 91770
    Tucson, AZ 85752


Name Date Amount Comments
Vashti C. Supplee 12/18/2023 $200.00 I forgot to do this! So belated contribution
Marcia Grand 08/16/2023 $2,020.00  
Rick P. Clarke 06/28/2023 $200.00 Great job.
Jill Kelleman 05/18/2023 $75.00  
Carol Beardmore 05/16/2023 $50.00  
Frances Raskin 05/08/2023 $103.39  
Telsa Mittelmeier 05/08/2023 $20.93 Hope you had a great day birding!! Sorry so late with the donation, just found the email in my junk box!
Julee Dawson 05/08/2023 $50.00 So appreciative of you Chris Rohrer and Jennie too and all of your team ! Thanks for your hard work.
Judith B. Ulreich 05/08/2023 $250.00  
Richard Carlson 05/07/2023 $100.00  
Ann Oliver 05/07/2023 $25.00  
Marjorie Davison 05/07/2023 $75.00 Hope you are having a great time!
Suzanne Winckler 05/07/2023 $26.08  
Anonymous Friend 05/07/2023 $51.85  
Harriet M. Marble 05/07/2023 $25.00 Go wrenegades go!
John Reuland 05/07/2023 $100.00  
Richard Fray 05/06/2023 $103.39  
Scott L. Wilbor 05/06/2023 $26.08  
Michael Bogan 05/05/2023 $103.39 Excited to hear what you see this weekend!!
Carolyn Haldar 05/01/2023 $100.00 Go Wrenegades!
Richard Barmore 04/30/2023 $103.39  
Keith L. Wiggers 04/29/2023 $206.47  
Leslie DeGrassi 04/29/2023 $51.85  
Pete Y. Bengtson 04/27/2023 $125.00  
Marceline VandeWater 04/27/2023 $20.93 Go Wrenegades!!
Norma A. Miller 04/27/2023 $50.00  
Gaylene & Ron Vasaturo 04/26/2023 $100.00 Go get 'em, Jennie!
Kathryn M. Coot Anderson 04/26/2023 $50.00 Have fun!
Deb Liggett 04/26/2023 $51.85 Go Wrenagades!
Pam Negri 04/25/2023 $50.00  
Robert D. Evans 04/25/2023 $50.00 Have fun and see lots of birds.
Maureen Blackford 04/24/2023 $26.08 Best of luck… I know you’ll do good!
Kathy J. Johnson 04/24/2023 $258.01  
James A. Gessaman 04/24/2023 $100.00 Jennie, wishing you great success! I'll be birding FL, Pt Pelee and Magee Marsh in the next 3 weeks. Jim
Karen Krebbs 04/24/2023 $51.85 Have fun!! :)
Deb L. Turski 04/24/2023 $258.01  
Sarah King 04/24/2023 $20.00  
Melodee L. Thorwegen 04/17/2023 $103.39 Good Luck!
  Total $5,381.94  
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