Teaming research with education to promote bird conservation
We all receive so much “stuff” at holiday and birthday time and never know quite what to do with it all. There is another way to show you care about that special person and contribute to bird conservation at the same time. Below are some gift giving ideas available at the Observatory Gift Shop for the conservation minded. And if you can't stop in, we can help you with your gifts over the phone, 419 898-4070.
BSBO Gift Memberships
The Observatory Gift Shop carries BSBO gift membership cards and gifts in "Behalf of" cards that can be personalized for the giver. All membership levels and donation amounts are available in the gift shop or can be ordered by phone and charged to your credit card. We will send the recipient a card in your behalf via postal mail and send you a letter of receipt for tax purposes. Just give us a call at 419 898-4070.
Membership Levels Available
Channel your holiday gift dollars to bird conservation and help support BSBO's research and education work by making a tax-deductible donation in the name of your loved one. To make your memorial donation, call us at 419 898-4070.
Buying this collectable wildlife stamp will show you support for:
2011 - 2012 Duck Stamp
Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamps (commonly known as the Duck Stamp) are pictorial stamps, the profits of which are dedicated to purchasing habitat beneficial for waterfowl and other migratory birds. At a cost of just $15 for the stamp (or $17 for the stamp and a sturdy key-ring holder), the Duck Stamps are responsible for providing 98% of Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge’s land. Of every dollar made from Duck Stamp sales, 98 cents goes directly toward purchasing critical habitat. This stamp will be available in July, 2011. Stop by the BSBO’s Gift Shop and get your Duck Stamp today! Or purchase your conservation stamp now using PayPal here.
In the spring of 2005 Kenn Kaufman’s Birds of North America became the first field guide to the birds of the US and Canada to ever to be published in the Spanish language. Guia de campo a las aves de North America is a testimony to Kenn’s commitment to championing the cause of nature. Kenn funded this project himself in the hopes that this book would help to recruit scores of new birders from among the more than 28 million Americans who speak Spanish at home. In today’s world our natural resources are facing countless threats. Kenn’s idea is that the more people we can awaken to the beauty and importance of our natural world....the more support we win for conservation.
BSBO believes in Kenn’s vision. We have entered into a partnership with an organization known as the Sonoran Joint Venture (SJV) to distribute copies of Kenn’s Spanish language bird guide to people across the southwestern US and northern Mexico. The SJV is a partnership of organizations and individuals striving to conserve the unique birds and habitat of this region. Visit www.sonoranjv.org to learn more about this dynamic organization. We are teaming up with other organizations across the state such as the Ohio Ornithological Society and the Ohio Division of Wildlife to get as many books distributed as possible.
The Observatory carries premium handcrafted coffees raising funds for important causes! With each purchase, Higher Grounds will donate a portion of the proceeds to the promotion of organic agriculture, education about economic justice, protection of bird habitat and indigenous rights and the construction of potable water systems! Ground and whole bean, regular and decaf available for $12 for a full 16 ounces in our gift shop.
Organic Bouquet, a Gift That Gives Back
Looking for a
special eco-gift? Well look no further ...
sustainably grown flowers are now available. Organic Bouquet has transformed the
floral industry by promoting and living up
to the highest social and environmental
standards—developing the most eco-friendly
floral packaging, initiating the industry's
first carbon offset program, and growing
flowers in a way that is gentle on the earth
and that safeguards the ecology and the
well-being of wildlife and farm workers.
mission of the Black Swamp Bird Observatory is to inspire the