Bearcat Bird Nerds

For the first time ever, Saint Vincent College is sending a team to compete in New Jersey Audubon’s World Series of Birding, held on May 6. Teams from around the country gather in Cape May, NJ, to try to count the most bird species in 24 hours. The event helps biologists monitor the health of global bird populations, since many birds pass through Cape May while on spring migration.

All teams are required to raise funds to support local conservation organizations. Our Saint Vincent team, the Bearcat Bird Nerds, has decided to help pay for a new bird feeding station at the Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve in Latrobe, PA. Please consider making a pledge to support our efforts!

Your pledge on the number of species of birds seen by the Bearcat Bird Nerds works for the betterment of the environment and is a tax-deductible contribution. Please make checks payable to Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve.

We will contact you after the event to let you know how many species we counted and the total amount due. You could pledge a flat amount (e.g., $26), but by pledging a certain amount of money per bird (e.g., 18¢), you will be giving us an extra incentive to find as many birds as we can during the event. Our goal is 147 bird species in 24 hours.

To pledge, please send an email to: or call 724-805-2171. You could also get in touch with any team member and let them know you are willing to help: Jason Fisher, Zach Shoff, or Jenni Urban.

Team Members
Jason Fisher
Jim Kellam
Zach Shoff
Jenni Urban