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Thank you for visiting our team's Champions of the Flyway fundraising page.

Champions of the Flyway is a major new international bird race that is being staged in Eilat, Israel – home of one of the world’s most desirable birding destinations and famous migration spectacles.

The BirdLife/Swarovski Optik Racers are one of several international bird racing teams attempting to find, identify and log as many species as possible as they go head to head with other crack teams in an intense 24 hour contest to win the coveted title ‘Champions of the Flyway’.

While the racing might be light-hearted, our goal is serious - to raise conservation funding that will help the BirdLife International Partnership tackle the illegal killing of birds in Southern and Eastern Europe.

Our team members are: Jim Lawrence, BirdLife's Preventing Extinctions Programme Manager, Dale Forbes, Swarovski Optik's Head of Marketing, Martin Fowlie, BirdLife's Communications Officer and Stu Butchart, BirdLife's Head of Science.

We may have quite a lot of collective knowledge about the birds we're hoping to see but we'll still need your help to acheive our fundraising target. Please show your support and make a donation today. 

If you'd like to stay in touch with all the action please remember to add your email when you donate so we can keep you updated on the race and the all-important conservation action we'll be delivering with your help. 

Raising money for

BirdLife International

BirdLife International

Charity Registration No. 1042125

BirdLife International is the world’s largest nature conservation partnership and the world leader in bird conservation. We believe in a world rich in biodiversity where people and nature live in harmony. We offer that hope for the future of the planet but we need your help to achieve it.

Raising money for

Run by BirdLife International

Charity Registration No. 1042125

Donations 28

Here's £20 from my bet that Chelsea would take 6 points off Crystal Palace this season. Remarkably Palace won so I lost but COTF gained as Marcus generously donated his winnings and stake too.

Donation by Marcus Kohler & Jim Lawrence on 15/04/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 03/04/14

£20.00

Wish I was out there!

Donation by John Martin on 01/04/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 28/03/14

$20.00

Donation by Anonymous on 28/03/14

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Donation by Chet Baker Fan on 28/03/14

£10.00

Good luck Swarovski -but if you are ahead at any point I am cashing out (with 888, not the donation)

Donation by Stephen Lowe on 26/03/14

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Very envious! Enjoy! Francis and Lorna

Donation by Anonymous on 25/03/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Howard Jolliffe on 25/03/14

£15.00

+ £3.75 Gift Aid

Good luck

Donation by Mrs Joan Williams on 25/03/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Please help stop the slaughter of songbirds for someone's "trendy" plate!

Donation by Candace Temple on 24/03/14

£10.00

Donation by Anonymous on 23/03/14

Donation by Linda Morgan on 21/03/14

£20.00

Good luck lads!

Donation by Howard Vaughan on 20/03/14

Good luck to all the teams!

Donation by Neil Glenn on 19/03/14

£20.00

Good luck with the flight Jim

Donation by Ron Lawrence on 19/03/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Alan C on 19/03/14

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 15/03/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

good luck with the larks

Donation by duncan coates on 12/03/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Good luck, guys. Do Birdlife proud... and try to have fun too. I know it will be hard ;-)

Donation by Ken Tucker on 11/03/14

£40.00

+ £10.00 Gift Aid

Good luck BirdLife/Swarovski Optik Racers - find some great birds and save the flyway!

Donation by Vernon & Betty on 07/03/14

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

You go Jim!!! Best, Shelly

Donation by Shelly Saarela on 05/03/14

£75.00

Good luck to you and your team, Jim

Donation by Michael and jane on 05/03/14

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

Good luck with the fund raising! Great cause.

Donation by MLPharms Ltd on 05/03/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

text donation

Go the racers!

Donation by James Lawrence on 03/03/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

via sms

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£736.98
  • Offline donations£2,340.00
  • Text donations£10.00
  • Total raised£3,086.98
  • Gift Aid£95.00

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