2018-11-08 / Local & State

Local Audubon Society To Hold Contests For Youths

Conococheague Audubon Society, (CAS) a birding and conservation organization serving Franklin, Fulton and southern Huntingdon counties, is sponsoring two contests designed with younger birders in mind. Each contest will have two divisions – one for those able to drive (ages 16 to 18) and one for non- drivers (ages 5 to 15). Both contests began Nov. 1.

Cash prizes will be awarded to first-, second- and third place winners in each division, for a total of six winners for each contest (12 total winners).

The “Biggest Bird List of the Year” contest involves listing different bird species seen throughout the year, ending Oct. 14, 2019. Contestants will record the date and location of each sighting and the common name of each species seen (American robin, house finch, etc.). Lists are to be given to CAS vice president Terri Kochert at the CAS monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Oct. 14 in Norlo Park Community Center.

The “Best Bird Photo of the Year” contest will end Sept. 9, 2019, at which time contestants should submit up to three 5-inch-by-7-inch photos they have taken of birds throughout the year. Submissions are to be given to Kochert during the monthly CAS meeting at 7 p.m. Sept. 9. Each photo must include the date and place it was taken, the common name of the bird, and the name of the camera or phone used to take the photo.

Official contest rules and parental permission slips may be viewed and downloaded at the CAS website https://www.conococheagueaudubon.org/.

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