Nikole Ancona is creating groundbreakingly uncorroborated ornithological research
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patrons

$232
per month
I have been left completely alone in The Academy of Bird Sciences for months now. My boss has vanished and all of the other interns appear to have quit (though that's a bit of a philosophical argument because honestly how can you quit something you never wanted nor were paid to perform in the first place?). If the Field Research teams are still working, they've long since stopped actually reporting in and I am incapable of trawling through all of the pubs, taverns, speakeasies, drinking establishments, and opium dens they are known to frequent to badger them for their notes without funding. I want to keep this place running, but it has become painfully clear that I cannot do this on my own.

So, I've started a Patreon account. Please help me keep The Academy of Bird Sciences afloat. Your contribution helps me collate data that has long been suppressed by Big Bird*, and allows me to release regular reports onto the internet without fear of censorship. Every dollar helps.

*I must make clear is in no way associated with the character of the same name copyright Sesame Workshop, I am referring instead to the shadowy cabal of 'Legitimate' ornithological research institutions who control most aspects of birding
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Pledge $1 or more per month
I understand, we can't ALL be fancy dandies and donate two whole American dollars per month. But you know what? That's okay. In fact, it's better than okay! You are helping fund a critically-panned research institution despite being in a situation where you probably should get a taco with this money instead. And I'm not just saying that because I'm going to get a taco with the dollar you give me. Thank you for the taco, you kind and generous soul.
Pledge $2 or more per month
It's fairly stereotypical at this point but my gratitude. Every dollar helps keep this underappreciated research institution going, and I do appreciate it.
Pledge $5 or more per month
only 4 left
I will write an entry on a non-bird animal of your choice. I mean like I don't technically have data to work with but I know for a fact (don't ask how) the alarms are broken at the other Academies of Animal Science so I feel pretty confident on this.

!PLUS! You will get a hand-written physical copy sent in the mail, with a bit of ~extra info~ not in the regular post.
Pledge $10 or more per month
only 4 left
Learn about your favourite bird! At ten dollars I am better able to tunnel through the stacks of paperwork to try and find any an all information. This is a higher funding goal than non-bird animals because we have a terrible filing system as compared to the other Academies.

Extra bonus is the same as above, super-secret knowledge only shared through the most clandestine of  communiques, the handwritten letter.
Pledge $15 or more per month
only 4 left
Plants, I guess? I'm not exactly sure I can pull this one off since the local Horticulturist Assembly started arming their security guards.

Ultra super bonus: you know the drill, a handwritten letter withn extra bonus knowledge JUST FOR YOU
Pledge $20 or more per month
only 5 left
I will hand-write and mail you a super thank you letter with a secret bonus gift. I... don't know if this means I am supposed to write you every month, but just in case I'm going to put a limit on.
Pledge $50 or more per month
I genuinely have no idea. Like, fifty bucks is the entirety of my savings + checking accounts as of this writing so I have no clue how to reward immediately doubling my liquid assets. That's like... wish-level stuff to me. I will figure something out though!
Goals
$232 of $1,256 per month
The Impossible Dream: Officially minimum wage!
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I have been left completely alone in The Academy of Bird Sciences for months now. My boss has vanished and all of the other interns appear to have quit (though that's a bit of a philosophical argument because honestly how can you quit something you never wanted nor were paid to perform in the first place?). If the Field Research teams are still working, they've long since stopped actually reporting in and I am incapable of trawling through all of the pubs, taverns, speakeasies, drinking establishments, and opium dens they are known to frequent to badger them for their notes without funding. I want to keep this place running, but it has become painfully clear that I cannot do this on my own.

So, I've started a Patreon account. Please help me keep The Academy of Bird Sciences afloat. Your contribution helps me collate data that has long been suppressed by Big Bird*, and allows me to release regular reports onto the internet without fear of censorship. Every dollar helps.

*I must make clear is in no way associated with the character of the same name copyright Sesame Workshop, I am referring instead to the shadowy cabal of 'Legitimate' ornithological research institutions who control most aspects of birding

Recent posts by Nikole Ancona

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
I understand, we can't ALL be fancy dandies and donate two whole American dollars per month. But you know what? That's okay. In fact, it's better than okay! You are helping fund a critically-panned research institution despite being in a situation where you probably should get a taco with this money instead. And I'm not just saying that because I'm going to get a taco with the dollar you give me. Thank you for the taco, you kind and generous soul.
Pledge $2 or more per month
It's fairly stereotypical at this point but my gratitude. Every dollar helps keep this underappreciated research institution going, and I do appreciate it.
Pledge $5 or more per month
only 4 left
I will write an entry on a non-bird animal of your choice. I mean like I don't technically have data to work with but I know for a fact (don't ask how) the alarms are broken at the other Academies of Animal Science so I feel pretty confident on this.

!PLUS! You will get a hand-written physical copy sent in the mail, with a bit of ~extra info~ not in the regular post.
Pledge $10 or more per month
only 4 left
Learn about your favourite bird! At ten dollars I am better able to tunnel through the stacks of paperwork to try and find any an all information. This is a higher funding goal than non-bird animals because we have a terrible filing system as compared to the other Academies.

Extra bonus is the same as above, super-secret knowledge only shared through the most clandestine of  communiques, the handwritten letter.
Pledge $15 or more per month
only 4 left
Plants, I guess? I'm not exactly sure I can pull this one off since the local Horticulturist Assembly started arming their security guards.

Ultra super bonus: you know the drill, a handwritten letter withn extra bonus knowledge JUST FOR YOU
Pledge $20 or more per month
only 5 left
I will hand-write and mail you a super thank you letter with a secret bonus gift. I... don't know if this means I am supposed to write you every month, but just in case I'm going to put a limit on.
Pledge $50 or more per month
I genuinely have no idea. Like, fifty bucks is the entirety of my savings + checking accounts as of this writing so I have no clue how to reward immediately doubling my liquid assets. That's like... wish-level stuff to me. I will figure something out though!