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Wildlife group issues call for teams to enter sponsored birdwatch

Monday 9th April

Wildlife group issues call for teams to enter sponsored birdwatch

Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust, the county’s largest locally based wildlife charity, has today issued a call for teams to enter its Sponsored Birdwatch fundraiser.

The event, which has raised thousands of pounds for the charity’s work and is a great way to raise money whilst enjoying a spot of wildlife watching.

The event involves teams of three or four people recording as many bird species as possible within a 24 hour period in the county and prizes are awarded for the team that records the most species and the team that raises the most money.

Teams can take part on any day in May and Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust can provide teams with advice as to where to go to get the give the best chance of sporting a wide range of species.

Speaking about the event, Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust’s Head of Communications Erin McDaid said: “This is a great way to raise funds whilst actually watching wildlife, and a great excuse for getting out and about around the county to visit some of our most important wildlife habitats. Last year the Wildlife Trust staff team managed to win back the trophy for raising the most funds from a team from Nottinghamshire Birdwatchers. We’re hoping for lots of entries this year so that we have a really enjoyable competition and raise plenty of money to help us protect the county’s wildlife.”

Participating teams can take part on any day in May and the Trust supplies a ‘tick list’ of likely bird species as well as sponsorship forms. Mr McDaid added.  “The event is a great way to see the county’s wildlife with friends and you don’t have to be an expert to take part. As well as prizes for the team that records the most birds there is also a special trophy for the team that raises the most sponsorship. ”

Anyone wishing to enter the 2018 event should visit the publications section of the website for the guidance notes and sponsorship form and email (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 0115 958 8242 to enter their team.

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