This year we’re mixing it up a little bit! New Jersey Audubon’s Cape May Bird Observatory (CMBO) has competed in the COTF since 2015 as the American Dippers, but in 2019 we’re changing our team name because of the hugely important fundraising efforts focused on vulture conservation, something we are all very passionate about. Introducing team KEEP CALM AND CARRION. Our team is sponsored by Leica Sport Optics and Cellular Tracking Technologies (CTT), two companies who are no strangers to supporting important conservation causes. Our team includes American Dipper veterans Doug Gochfeld, CTT’s President and CEO Michael Lanzone, and CMBO’s Director David La Puma. We are super privileged to welcome our newest teammate, Sempach Bird Observatory’s Sophie Jaquier, who not only sports super birding powers, but also brings years of COTF experiences as a founding member of the Sempach Snowfinches.
This year we need your help to raise some hard cash and strong awareness for the critical work being carried out by BirdLife Africa partner, Nature Kenya, the recipient of the funds raised in the 2019 Champions of the Flyway.
You can donate via our dedicated JustGiving campaign page. It’s easy, secure, and the funds are committed to boots-on-the-ground work saving these imperiled vultures. So please donate today, share your commitment to your friends and family via social media, and encourage them to support the cause as well. Together we will help halt the slaughter of vultures not only in the Rift Valley, but globally.
2019 team Keep Calm and Carrion
Doug Gochfeld, Sophie Jaquier, Michael Lanzone & David La Puma