Peggy Steffens - Team Birdini
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Peggy Steffens - Team Birdini
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This is my third year to participate in the annual Tucson Audubon Birdathon. Last year I saw 99 species with my birding friends Marie Davis and Andrea Serrano – we call our team the Birdini’s. This year my goal is to raise $3000 to help protect birds and their environment. We are birding on April 21st to find as many bird species as possible and we are hoping to see 100 species.


The dedicated staff at Tucson Audubon does so much to inspire people to enjoy and protect birds and their habit and it is why I feel it is so important to help their cause! They provide outstanding educational presentations and field trips. have programs to eliminate invasive plant species, plant 14,000 saguaro cactus seedlings to deal with the loss from the drought, and help birds like Lucy’s Warblers with their nest box program and so much more. All of the money donated stays in Tucson and the donation is tax deductible.


You have two ways to contribute and no amount is too small to help achieve my goal. You can make a flat donation or you can pledge an amount to make us work even harder to find different species of birds. For example, you could pledge a $1 for each bird we find, $5 for a roadrunner or your favorite bird, $25 for an owl, $50 for an eagle, or a specific amount for the number of yellow birds, or birds that begin with a certain letter- be creative with your pledge. It makes our day even more fun when we have to decide where to go to see your target birds. 


As a Thank You for making a Donation, the Birdini’s are leading a Bird Walk at Sweetwater Wetlands at 7 AM on April 29th. Join us for a fun time and leisurely stroll as we admire the birds at a local hotspot.


Thank you for supporting my Birdathon. I appreciate YOU and your contributions to Tucson Audubon!




The Birdini's Marie Davis, Andrea Serrano and Peggy Steffens




  • Peggy Steffens: $2/species and $1 for every bird that has a letter P in it
  • Denise & Butch Ryan: $25/purple bird
  • Marcia Grand: $10/species; $100 for a rattler; $150 for 3 species Tiny Owls; $100 for 3 species of 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 a mountain lion.
  • Clague Van Slyke: $1/species and an extra $10 for a photo of a pair of American Kestrels together. Have a great time birding together!
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
Arleen Peterson 06/05/2023 $25.00  
Kathryn Matthews 05/09/2023 $52.39 Congratulations on another birdy good year! I think you're a starling among birders!????
Denise R. Ryan 05/01/2023 $154.93 Thanks for keeping “eyes out” for purple feathers
Clague A. Van Slyke 05/01/2023 $129.16 Sounds like a fantastic birdathon for your team. Thanks for the Kestrel photos. This donation fulfills my pledge.
Peggy Steffens 05/01/2023 $278.63 Way to Go Team Birdini with 115 species and 29 birds with a P in the name!
Marianne Cannon 04/26/2023 $26.35  
Chuck Hanson 04/23/2023 $200.00 Great job Birdini!
Ron Shannon 04/21/2023 $51.85  
Candy Vogel 04/19/2023 $51.85  
Amber Hanson 04/19/2023 $500.00 Happy Birding!
Kristina Whitecotton 04/18/2023 $26.08  
Theresa A. Zink 04/18/2023 $206.47 I'm delighted to support The Birdinis, all wonderful birding friends at one time or another. Hope to see you all on the 29th! Theresa and Rick
Jo Ann Schlott 04/15/2023 $20.93 Have fun!
Shelley Smith 04/14/2023 $103.39  
Aimee Smythe 04/11/2023 $26.08 Happy Birding!
Mary Ann Brewer 04/08/2023 $50.00  
Cathy Poplin Lutz 04/04/2023 $103.39 Enjoy the hunt.
Janis Farquhar 04/03/2023 $104.47 Go get 'Em Peggy!
William Walther 04/02/2023 $100.00  
Eileen Csontos 04/02/2023 $729.40 Much thanks in watching out for these most precious creatures.
Chris Johnson 04/01/2023 $103.39 Good luck Peggy
  Total $3,043.76  
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