Here’s an American Goldfinch from my yard, one of approximately 140 species of birds I and my team, the Cape May Century Run, will be trying to see and/or hear on the World Series of Birding tomorrow. In addition to the $2 per species I’m pledging myself to raise funds for nature conservation, education and research by the Cape May Bird Observatory, I’ve accrued generous pledges from friends and readers of this blog totalling $3.70 per species. I’d really like to get that number up to at least $4, so here’s a unique offer: pledge 30 cents per species and I’ll send you any TWO of my SIGNED PRINTS. That’s a $45 value ($48 for overseas pledgers) for a pledge that will probably be about $42! The first and ONLY the first person who EMAILS ME will qualify for this giveaway offer. Of course any other pledges are welcome and will qualify for the regular premiums: 10 cents per species gets you a signed comic I lettered (my choice), 50 cents gets any one of my signed prints, $1 gets any two. Weather is looking good for tomorrow, a lovely sunny day. Hope it’s a good one for birding!