We provide cash awards to Birding Festivals which champion bird conservation and demonstrate superior or improved ethical birding guidelines. To apply, send the following materials to mindfulbirding AT gmail.com:
(1) An explanation of your festival's bird conservation achievements or new initiatives (Need ideas? Visit our conservation page)
(2) A copy of your new or updated ethical birding guidelines and trip leader instructions which provide clear guidance on how birders can achieve safe and gratifying experiences without altering the ability of birds to behave naturally (Need help? Read through the guidelines we provide to integrate what you find useful)
(3) Your strategies for promoting your ethical birding guidelines (on website, in festival registration packet, etc.) and Mindful Birding Award (see an example press release and news coverage)
We will review applications as we receive them. Award recipients will receive a cash prize of $500 as well as recognition on the Mindful Birding website. We hope our award provides helpful marketing for your special Festival.
Questions? Send us an email at mindfulbirding AT gmail.com