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Aiken Monthly Meeting and Silent Auction Sept. 2023 | Birdie Big Year: Elevating Women Birders

September 20, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Silent Auction, Tacos & Bird Talk (meet & mingle) 5:30pm
Meeting announcements 7:00pm
Program Presentation 7:15pm

We took a break this summer and we’re ready to get back to birding with you this fall! September is the beginning of our monthly meeting presentation series for 2023-2034, and we are very excited to announce Tiffany Kersten will be joining us!

Our September meeting will also include a silent auction to help raise money for our Aiken Audubon programs and research grants we help fund around the Pikes Peak region. We hope you will join us!

Tiffany Kersten didn’t set out to do a Big Year, but after a series of unanticipated and serendipitous events, she suddenly found herself amidst one. As a sexual assault survivor, she spent 2021 traveling to all corners of the Lower 48 States, tallying birds and gifting personal safety alarms to women she met along the way. Her goal was to see 700 species, and to raise awareness of women’s safety in the outdoors. She ended up surpassing her goal and setting a new record, of 726 species. In her presentation, Tiffany will lead us through the fear, empowerment, struggles, and healing that all played vital roles in the personal growth she experienced on this wild adventure.

Tiffany Kersten is a Wisconsin native. She holds a B.S. in Wildlife Ecology from Northland College, and has spent over a decade as an environmental educator, teaching about bird migration with the Cape May Bird Observatory, monitoring shorebirds on Cape Cod, banding Honeycreepers in Hawaii, and finally landing in South Texas where she worked at Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuged and then managed the McAllen Nature Center. After completing her Lower 48 States Big Year in 2021, she founded her own company, Nature Ninja Birding Tours. She guides primarily in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas, and offers international tours as well.

This will be an in-person meeting (and broadcast on Zoom) held at the Colorado Parks & Wildlife Office located at 4255 Sinton Road 80907. The classroom entrance is on the back (east side) of the building. The main door will be locked.

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Meeting ID: 880 6374 5877
Passcode: 925295


September 20, 2023
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Tally Kerr


Colorado Parks and Wildlife Office
4255 Sinton Rd
Colorado Springs, 80907
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