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Fw: [MASSBIRD] Paton's Birder Haven in AZ

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  • Ed Stonick
    Greetings! Many of you have been to this wonderful place; I was just there a few weeks ago. Any serious birder will eventually make this a destination. Hope
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 16, 2013
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      Greetings!

      Many of you have been to this wonderful place; I was just there a few weeks ago. Any serious birder will eventually make this a destination.

      Hope you can help!

      Regards and good biding,
      Ed Stonick
      Pasadena, CA
      edstonick@...

      -----Forwarded Message-----
      >From: Barbara Volkle and Steve Moore <barb620@...>
      >Sent: Aug 16, 2013 9:24 AM
      >To: massbird@...
      >Subject: [MASSBIRD] Paton's Birder Haven in AZ
      >
      >Many of you have visited this property in Arizona
      >over the years. Consider this appeal to protect this special place.
      >
      >Barbara Volkle
      >Northborough, MA
      >barb620@...
      >
      >* * *
      >
      >To: All Birders
      >From: Rita Fenwick, American Bird Conservancy
      >Date: August 14, 2013
      >
      >Alert: Hummingbird Haven Facing Uncertain Future - Act Now
      >
      >Several months ago, American Bird Conservancy
      >board member Victor Emanuel made an impassioned
      >request that American Bird Conservancy help
      >acquire an American birding landmark that had
      >recently come on the market: Paton’s Birder
      >Haven. This property, located in Patagonia,
      >Arizona, is the loving project of Wally and
      >Marion Paton, who for more than 35 years built
      >their property into a premier Arizona birding
      >site and opened their home to thousands of local,
      >American, and international birders to see
      >Arizona’s outstanding hummingbird diversity. Many
      >visited the site for a chance to get a “life”
      >Plain-capped Starthroat, Violet-crowned
      >Hummingbird, or Magnificent Hummingbird for their
      >North American list.
      >
      >The property has passed on to the Paton’s
      >children, who would like to honor their parents’
      >labor of love in making the property a memorable,
      >welcoming stop for birders visiting Arizona. In
      >partnership with Tucson Audubon Society and
      >Victor Emanuel Nature Tours, American Bird
      >Conservancy has entered into a contract with the
      >Paton family to acquire the property and to
      >maintain the property in perpetuity as a
      >hummingbird sanctuary open to visitors. We have
      >raised $100,000 of the needed funding, but
      >urgently need to raise by October 15th the
      >remaining $200,000. Once acquired, Tucson Audubon
      >Society will assume long-term ownership and
      >management of the property.
      >
      >Can you please help by making a donation at
      >http://www.abcbirds.org/paton/ and by FORWARDING
      >this email to as many birders as you can,
      >encouraging them to click on the link provided
      >and make a donation today? Please post this
      >request for help on blogs, Facebook, Twitter,
      >websites, and any other outlet you think will
      >reach birders who have visited Paton’s or plan to in the future.
      >
      >One hundred percent of each tax-deductible
      >donation will be applied to the acquisition and
      >management needs of this historic property. We
      >truly need every dollar to succeed. Thank you
      >very much for your support and help! Please let
      >me know if you have any questions or you have a
      >favorite picture from Paton’s Birder Haven you
      >would like to share. Learn more … please give now!
      >
      >
      >


      Regards,
      Ed

      Ed Stonick
      Pasadena, CA
      edstonick@...
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