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Bird watchers unite to raise money

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MCFARLAND (WKOW) -- The clock was ticking as bird watchers in our area hoped to spot as many species as they could Saturday morning.

The bird-a-thon raises money to help bird protection projects in McFarland. It's part of a statewide effort.

Teams are collecting money for each bird species identified. In McFarland, they saw more than 80 Saturday.

"The goal is to see as many species as we can in a 24 hours period. I've had friends and family pledge money per species," says Andy Paulios of the DNR Bird Conservation Initiative.

The bird-a-thon is sponsored by the Wisconsin Bird Conservation Initiative and the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin.

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