BTO Raffle 2013-14
Last year we raised an amazing £28,550 in support of the Winter Thrushes Survey. Take part this autumn and help us to raise funds for the House Martin Project.
By buying tickets this year you could be in with the chance to win one of the following prizes:
A seven night wildlife break for two people in the Scottish Highlands with the Bird Watching and Wildlife Club at the Grant Arms Hotel (worth around £1300)
A pair of Opticron Verano BGA HD 8x42 Binoculars (SRP £439)
One of 5 x £100 of CJ Wildlife WoodStone® nest boxes
Scroll down for full prize details.
How to take part
Tickets are priced at £2 each. We've included two sheets of raffle tickets (10 tickets in total) with our membership magazine, BTO News, and with our Garden BirdWatch Magazine, Bird Table. If you don't receive either of these and would like to take part, get in contact the Fundraising Team on fundraising [at] bto [dot] org or phone on 01842 750050 and we can post tickets to you.
There's also space on the back to fill in the details of friends and family who may want to buy tickets (except in Northern Ireland - please - see full rules below).
All ticket stubs (the smaller portion with your details on) should be returned to us by 11 February 2014. Please keep the ticket section (the larger section with details of prizes) as this is your record of your ticket number. The draw will take place on 18 February 2014 and winners will be informed within 7 days. The winning ticket numbers will be available on the website.
Supporting the House Martin Project
It is amazing to think that we know so little about the House Martin. We have virtually no information on where UK House Martins spend the winter and, additionally, we are concerned that the information we have on their breeding populations is incomplete. Quite simply, we need to collect new information on House Martins. The first piece of new work, which will supported by the raffle, will be to field test some methods for studying House Martins at breeding colonies, working with many of the volunteers who took part in the BTO House Martin Survey (2009-2013).
Find out more about the work planned over as part of the House Martin Project here.
Full information on the prizes
The Bird Watching and Wildlife Club (BWWC) team offer a programme of free events, including Guided Walks, Wildlife Briefings, Talks, Quizzes and Film screenings. They can also provide information about local wildlife hotspots and escorted trips – everything you need to create your tailor-made itinerary for an extraordinary wildlife watching holiday in the Highlands.
Speyside and the Cairngorms National Park are great areas to see birds and mammals – no other area can offer the chance to see Osprey, Golden Eagle, Capercaillie, Pine Marten, Red Squirrel, Red Deer, Mountain Hare, Ptarmigan, Otter, Red and Black Grouse, Crested Tit and Crossbills. A little further away the Moray Firth offers Bottlenose Dolphins, waders, seaduck and breeding seabirds.
This prize break is for up to two people, DB&B for 7 nights, sharing a Superior Twin or Double room. The break can be taken any time before 23rd December 2014 (subject to room availability and excluding special breaks).
Thank you very much to BWWC for donating this prize.
Second Prize : 8x 42 Opticron Verano BGA HD Binocular
Building on the strengths of previous models the Verano BGA HD features a fully revised optical system that delivers outstanding specification elevating them to a new performance class.
- Wide field long eyerelief eyepiece designs that deliver class leading fields of view 7° (8x42).
- Large diameter long eyerelief eyepieces that guarantee an exceptionally comfortable viewing experience with or without glasses.
- 'PGK' glass prisms with PC phase correction coating and Oasis prism coating.
- Opticron F-type combination multi-coating devised to optimise colour contrast.
- Feature a polycarbonate double hinge body.
Thanks to Opticron for kindly donating this prize.
Third Prize : 5 x £100 of CJ Wildlife WoodStone® nest boxes
Five winners will each be able to choose £100 of WoodStone® nest boxes from the Vivara Pro range of professional wildlife products. Winners will have the option of including other products from the Vivara Pro range, such as Ecoplate inspection nest boxes.
Thanks to CJ Wildlife for kindly donating this prize.
The raffle is open to residents of Great Britain. Those who live in Northern Ireland and receive tickets in the post can take part but are not allowed to sell these tickets to anyone else, including friends and family. You must be over 16 to take part. Please check terms and conditions below for full details.
Thank you for taking part and supporting the work of the BTO.