Intended to be a family-friendly event, one-third of the attendees were children. The fundraising event was planned by Jodie Murray Burns, Arkansas Educational and Outreach Coordinator for the South Central Chapter, along with Eric Fuselier, South Central Chapter member. Coffee and doughnuts for the event were donated by Starbucks and Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. Corporate sponsors for the birding tour were Cattails Environmental, LLC, and Garver.
The local representatives of the SWS South Central chapter anticipate hosting this birding event annually to raise chapter funds and support the mission of the Society of Wetland Scientists - to promote understanding, conservation, protection, restoration, science-based management, and sustainability of wetlands. If any local chapter members are interested in assisting with this event next year, please contact Jodie Murray Burns.