Cape May Bird Observatory Cellular Tracking Technologies Conservation Pedalers

Welcome to our 2017 World Series of Birding Team Page!

We are once again grateful for the continued support of our sponsor, Cellular Tracking Technologies (CTT), and super excited to have CTT's president Michael Lanzone on our team again in 2017!

This is the 34th year of the World Series of Birding, and what started out as a competition to see how many birds could be tallied in New Jersey over 24-hours, has turned into a world class fundraiser of bird conservation! 

This year we will again pledge to take the high road and limit our competitive effort to human-powered mobility. Back on the bikes, we will scour the birding hotspots of southern Cape May County from 12am on May 6th until the stroke of midnight. We will seek to meet or exceed our winning total from last year of 164 species. While we always enjoy participating in the World Series of Birding, the real winners in this event are the birds, and the reasons is 100% because of your support. This year, please help us raise our goal of $50,000 which will help fund our ability to meet our mission by:

  • Training the conservation leaders of tomorrow through our George Myers Naturalist, and Seasonal Naturalist positions.
  • Keeping our finger on the pulse of migration through our Migration Monitoring Projects including the Cape May Hawkwatch.
  • Assessing the effects of a changing climate on our rarest birds, including our Black Rail Survey.
  • Connect people with nature through our programs, events, and outreach.
  • and much more...

This year we are a team of three: CMBO's Director David La Puma, CTT's President Michael Lanzone, and our newest addition, Cornell Lab of Ornithology's Drew Weber. 

We are gunning for gold once again, and with last year's victory we really feel we can kick it up a notch this year. So please consider making a tax-deductible donation to ensure CMBO can reach and exceed our goals in the coming years. Thank you in advance for your support - and stay tuned for updates as we get closer to the big event!

Good Birding,

The CMBO/CTT Conservation Pedalers
David La Puma (Captain)
Michael Lanzone
Drew Weber

Funds raised: $33,006 of $35,000


Thank you donors
Karen Hammeran : $148
Great job!
george myers : $148
Jonathan Auerbach : $222
Lisa Wolf : $148
John Gluth : $37
Susan Moody : $148
Allan & Ellen Ryan : $148
Shawna Giancola : $148
Sandy Young : $222
Larry Wehr : $592
Nelson Weber : $150
Great job!
Dana Graham
Kris Brockes : $50
I'm very proud to support you. You do an amazing job.
Peter Baldwin : $100
Susan Covert : $25
Go Pedalers! Save our birding environment - NO PIPELINES in NJ!!
Kashi and Glen Davis
Pedal far and bird hard!
Roxanne Featherly : $100
Just saw your live video scouting and planning your route for tomorrow. Tracking devices on your binoculars??!! Cool! Your team's 'name' is quite a mouthful, but I like it. Good luck!
Constance Campanella : $500
Deapesh M : $82
Best of luck and whisper 'hi' to all the birds from me :)
Bj Wagner : $100
Have fun!
Paul Napier : $50
Good luck! Pedal well my friends...
Karen Hammeran : $164
Brooke McDonald : $20
Go team!
Hugh Powell : $50
let's hear it for pedal power!
Bob + Linda DeLap
Corinne Kopf
I admire the hard work and dedication of this group of birders in advancing knowledge and protection of birds everywhere.
Joan Chinitz : $75
Christopher Magarelli : $5
David La Puma : $25
Team Members
David La Puma
Michael Lanzone
Drew Weber