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Special Silent Auction Item to raise funds for Queen City Bird Festival!


The International Crane Foundation is offering a special visit to the Aldo Leopold Reserve, and its facilities in Baraboo, Wisconsin to raise funds for Audubon Miami Valley’s May 12th Queen City Bird Festival. This visit for 2 people includes: 2 nights lodging at the International Crane Foundation Guest House, meals, and an all day, behind the scenes tour led by Dr. George Archibald, co-founder of the organization. The dates for this offer are September 28-29, 2012.

Twenty-nine years ago George, along with Ronald Sauey, established the ICF to save the many endangered species of grand and beautiful cranes, to educate the world about their beauty and importance, and to restore the precious wetlands where they dwell. Their stories and successes are phenomenal. George has devoted his life to these birds and travels worldwide to collaborate with other countries and people in this important work. This past year he has been in Germany, China, North Korea, Bhutan, Turkey, Ethiopia – to name a few places- to continue his work with government officials, scientists, and local people and groups to promote conservation initiatives, scientific research, and education about cranes. This offer to spend 2 days with him is a unique and generous opportunity for birders. The winners of the bidding will NOT be disappointed!

Bidding begins at $250. The minimum bid raise is $25. Contact Sarah Michael at or call 513-523-3129 to register your bid. Bid raises will be posted on Audubon Miami Valley’s and the Queen City Bird Festival’s facebook pages. Bidding will close at midnight on May 11, 2012. The winner will be announced at the Queen City Bird Festival taking place at Hueston Woods State Park Nature Center on May 12, 2012.

If you are not familiar with Dr. Archibald’s work or the International Crane Foundation, please visit the website . This is truly a special offer and a unique opportunity!

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