Kinda Hawkward
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Kinda Hawkward
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Hello! We are Janel, Roswitha, Nancy, Sherry, Taylor, and new team member Bea. Together, we are Team Kinda Hawkward! This is our second year as a team, and we can't wait to participate in Birdathon again. There are so many things to look forward to...

Will Sherry's encyclopedic knowledge of birds from her decades running the Tucson Audubon library lead us to a win?

Will Nancy's visit to Panama bag us hundreds of new species?

Will Janel's fashion sense outshine the most intricate of plumages?

Will Roswitha gravely injure herself again?

Will the team kick Taylor out for making too many bird puns?

Will Bea see her favorite bird in the world, the correcaminos?

Stay tuned to find out! Five of us will be birding at Sweetwater Wetlands and Madera Canyon and Nancy will be birding in PANAMA (and rudely did not invite the rest of us).

Thanks for supporting our team!



  • Taylor Rubin: $0.50 for every individual turkey or black vulture seen in AZ and $15 per species if Nancy sees a lesser yellow-headed vulture and/or a king vulture in Panama
  • Roger Reason: $1/species; $5 for an elegant trogon; $5 for Bea's roadrunner; $15 for Nancy to see a king vulture
  • Janel Miller: $0.25/speices; $1 for each lifer on the team; $1 per species of mammal; $5 for a hawk in an altercation
  • Roswitha Tausiani: $1/Gila Woodpecker and $15 for a Pelican
  • 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.
  • Sherry Massie: $1/cactus wren; $5/mammal
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
Marcia Grand 08/16/2023 $2,290.00  
Roswitha Tausiani 05/27/2023 $31.23  
Taylor Rubin 05/15/2023 $42.00  
Nancy Bent 05/15/2023 $185.00  
Sherry C. Massie 05/15/2023 $70.00  
Sherry C. Massie 05/12/2023 $.00  
Nancy Bent 05/10/2023 $.00  
  Total $2,618.23  
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