Bird Day was a fund raising event that the YSU Biology Club held for the local bird sanctuary, Birds in Flight, located in the Warren/Niles area. Birds in Flight rescues, rehabilitates, and releases over 1000 birds per year without any government assistance.
Bird Day was held to raise money and awareness for this organization; informational posters were made by undergraduates Cartier Howlett and Leah Bayer along with graduate student Kyle Spainhower, guided bird walks were led by undergraduate student Daniel Bancroft, and there was a “guess how many feathers are in the jar” competition.
The main attractions for the event were the birds. Birds in Flight Sanctuary brought a Barred Owl, Red-tailed Hawk, and a Harris Hawk.
Despite unfavorable weather for the day, more than $400 was raised by approximately 70 guests within four hours. 16 Biology Club members worked hard to make the day a success.
Since the Bird Day was such a great success, it is likely that this could become a yearly fundraising event hosted by the YSU Biology club. Keep an eye out for future Bird Days.