Gretchen Hunter accepts the new Birdathon Perpetual Trophy from Boardmember Jon Deason during the September chapter meeting. Her team, the Great Greys, collected $1,625. The No Playback Woodpeckers led by Kristi Mergenthaler came in second with $1,134. The total raised for 2018 was $3,890.17.

This award will be passed on each year to the Birdathon team who raises the most money for RVAS. Deason hand-crafted the new trophy from fine hardwood and a local, metal owl species.