HBRC is all volunteer and relies on grants and donations to offset expenses. Stipends and/or salaries are not part of HBRC. All funds are used solely for banding equipment, traveling expenses to presentations and training opportunities, printing costs, advertisement/web, etc., etc.
Currently, Audubon Miami Valley of Ohio is our “pass-thru” 501[c]3 organization.
Below is a list of grants awarded and donations given to the efforts of HBRC.–Northern Saw-whet Owl DNA sequencing study in collaboration with Wright State University. Audubon Society Collaborative Fund Grant: $2,260.00. (2012) –Bander apprenticeship, tools, equipment, expenses for a Gilmore Ponds, an IBA. Audubon Society Collaborative Fund Grant: $2500.00 (2010) –Winter Avian Ecology Study & Black-capped/Carolina Chickadee Study: Indiana Audubon Society: $650.00 (2011) –Application fee for non-profit status: Indiana Audubon Society. $335.00 (2011) –Saw-whet Owl Research: $1,000/yr. (anonymous donor) –Gilmore Ponds: $230/yr from Audubon Miami Valley of Ohio –Miscelaneous ‘pass-thru’ donations since 2007 through Audubon Miami Valley of Ohio: approximately $20,000 since 2007 including funds for: Overhead projector, projector screen, tabletop display, mist nets, owl callers, bird portrait prints and magnets to sell as fundraisers, display racks for prints, construction of a banding laboratory, all-weather metal signage at banding stations, HBRC annual volunteer recognition gathering, to name a few.
A special thank you to all who have contributed! A short list of contributors and volunteers who have made our projects a continued success is below, and will be updated regularly!HBRC SUPPORTERS
(One-time or ongoing)
Audubon Miami Valley of Ohio
Hardy & Barb Eshbaugh
Sam and Terri Fitton
Tim & Carrie Tolford
Elizabeth Wakeman Henderson Charitable Foundation
and many, many more!!!
Past HBRC Volunteers/Trainees who now have a banding permit
Eric Burgess, Sam Fitton, Gregg Kelly, John Kuenzli,
Ric Lusetti, Rex Miller, Sheila Miller, Sharon Pawlowski,
Dave Russell (master permit), Anne Smedley