Black Friday has become an annual tradition, encouraging consumers to spend money on all kinds of things. But even though we need some “things,” they aren’t always the most important thing to spend money on. Instead of contributing to the bottom line of corporations this Black Friday, why not contribute to the efforts of conservation organizations that help birds? What about that local Audubon chapter or land trust that has few staff or financial resources but is working hard to protect important habitats for birds in your area? What about a national bird conservation organization which is advocating for birds every day? Rather than having one more thing in the house to find a place for, you will have the great feeling that you are contributing to the birds which bring you joy every day…and conservation is always a good deal!