The Coastal Virginia Wildlife Observatory is celebrating their 25th anniversary this Saturday, September 28, with their annual fundraiser, the Kiptopeke Challenge. For the 3rd year in a row, I will be competing with Team Turnstone in the youth division of the 24 hour birding contest to raise funds and have fun! Please consider sponsoring our team at this link to support CVWO’s important research and conservation work. All funds go to CVWO. Recent news has made it more clear than ever that we need to be directing resources towards bird conservation, and Coastal Virginia is critical habitat for many species of birds and other organisms. Thank you!