Team Flight Plan/Chirping Central is passionate about bird conservation and believes that Extinction is Optional®. We’re rowing an ocean for the most endangered birds on this planet. Our aim? To raise awareness and funds to assist in halting the vortex of extinction for the 22% of the world’s bird species and subspecies at risk of extinction.You can follow Flight Plan/Chirping Central on their website, Facebook and Twitter (@maryd4).

The Crew:


Mary Rose is an accountant with a passion for birds. Born and raised in Australia, Mary relocated to the United States 10 years ago. A promising accounting career was not enough for Mary though, and her desire to help the world’s most critically endangered bird species has culminated in a row across the Pacific. From couch potato accountant who had never rowed a boat before, to ocean rower all in a matter of 2 years. When you have a passion for something it can take you to places you never dreamed you would go. Follow Mary’s first row at www.MaryRows.com.