7th Annual Birds For Books Fundraiser


We Know It’s A Tough Time For Fundraising.  We Appreciate Your Past Support, Pledge If You Can.

You Can Pledge Online For Our 7TH Annual Birds For Books Fundraiser Simply Send Us An Email At hotspringsfriends@gmail.com

 Although not a group hike this year, we will still be doing our bird count on Saturday, April 25th, 2020 (Rain date Sunday, April 26th). If you would like to participate, email Pete Dixon at pete@madnatural.org for details.


It’s Spring, which means it’s time for the 7th Annual Birds for Books fundraiser. Birds for Books is a Birdathon benefiting the Friends of the Hot Springs Library. Over the last 6 years this event has raised thousands of dollars to help fund library improvements, the summer reading program and support our efforts at paying down the debt on or beautiful Hot Springs Library building. Birds for Books works just like a walkathon, except instead of walking, we ID migrating birds in and around Madison County on an annual bird hike.

How To Pledge:

Simply send an email to us at hotspringsfriends@gmail.com , let us know your pledge level and we’ll contact you when it’s time for your payment. Make a pledge per species seen/heard on our bird count (we usually id about 100 species) at one of the levels below:

  • .25  Kinglet Pledge (for 100 birds = $25)
  • .50  Swallow Pledge (for 100 birds = $50)
  • .75  Redtail Pledge (for 100 birds = $75)
  • $1.00  Osprey Pledge (for 100 birds = $100)

How to pay: We will contact you via email after our birding day, April 25th, and let you know how many species we saw/heard and let you know your total pledge amount.  You can mail us a check, stop in the Hot Springs Library, or pay via credit card or paypal on our website.  It’s so easy to be a part of this wonderful fundraiser!

Of course,  if you just want to donate $ now toward this fundraiser,  go to the home page and hit the orange/yellow donate button and follow the prompts.

 Want to participate in the bird count on April 25th – Contact Pete Dixon for more info at 828-622-3647 or pete@madnatural.org