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Friends of PBOT

Since 2005, we have been able to collect “bunting-loads” of data from your observations and from our banding.  We would like to thank everyone for their help and assistance with our project over these past years, AND for the years to come.  Now, we are asking for another kind of help: your donation.

Funding for conservation projects such as PBOT is always scarce, but now even more so.  Your tax-deductible contribution to the Friends of PBOT will ensure that our work can continue.

We are now linked with University Advancement at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) to begin accepting donations directly to our new Friends of PBOT.  (UNCW is Dr. Jamie Rotenberg’s home university.)

Our goal is to raise funds that are just not available from our usual sources (i.e., state and federal funding), and future funding will be very difficult to receive. Thus, in order to maintain and even expand our activities, we are soliciting your direct support at this time.  For example, we have an immediate need to raise funds for our work in Florida, a state from which we have not yet received funding.  And for Carolina folks – remember that this is where many of “OUR” birds spend their winter! 

By clicking on the “Donate” button below, you will be taken directly to the UNCW University Advancement website.  Follow the instructions, including selecting “Friends of PBOT (Painted Bunting)” from the drop-down menu for credit card contributions, or select the “send a check option” to send via “snail-mail”.  An official University letter will acknowledge your contribution, usable for tax purposes. 

Your generous contribution can ensure the continued success of the Painted Bunting Observer Team for many years to come!

Want to learn more? Please read our donations FAQ page for detailed instructions on how to donate.