2016 Twitchathon raises $32,036.37!
Final figures are in and all up $32,036.37 was raised across Australia for the 2016 Twitchathon, a great effort by all of the teams who participated, 109 in total.
See a breakdown of funds raised state by state
Sth NSW/ACT: $18,230.85 - Gould’s Petrel and White-faced Storm-petrel – Work endorsed by BirdLife Special interest group Australasian Seabird Group (ASG) and Science Services Division under the Office of Environment and Heritage – work entails infrastructure work on Cabbage tree island and habitat rehabilitation and work on Broughten Island to attract White-faced Storm-petrels back to the island now that rats have been eradicated
QLD -- $4,555.00 split between Eungella Honeyeater BirdLife Mackay and Capricorn Yellow Chat BirdLife Capricornia - tackling both Rubber Vine and Harrisia Cactus infestations of Capricorn Yellow Chat habitat
NT – Princess Parrot Project – $308.00, A campaign to raise funds to kick off the project is underway by BirdLife Australia
WA – Australasian Bittern - $1,806.50, reinvigorating BirdLife WA Bittern project
TAS -- Wedge-tailed Eagle - $1,394.65 University of Tasmania PhD student, James Pay
VIC -- Shorebirds 2020 program $2,511.00 – supporting BirdLife Australia Shorebirds 2020 project.
SA: $721.23 - Samphire Coast Icon Project – ongoing maintenance of shorebird habitat on the samphire coast.