Help us reach our goal of $70,000

$56,386 raised,   $13,614 to go!

See a bird . . . save a bird
Count birds to raise funds for bird protection
April 15 - June 15, 2015
What is a Birdathon? It's a Walk-a-thon with birds! Birdathon participants collect pledges for finding and counting bird species during a 24-hour period of their choice. Donations go to the Bird Protection Fund to safeguard Wisconsin’s precious birds. It’s a competitive, fun, and educational event for any level of birdwatcher, from the back-yard birder to the pro. 
How do you Birdathon? You can:

 Not a birder? You can still support us!  

Donate or pledge to a birder or team, or to our Signature Teams, Big Day Competitors, or Long Walkers. Find out more here.

      Every bird counts!

    This year our goal is to raise $70,000 for bird protection

Your Birdathon donations will:

Protect endangered Kirtland's warblers in Wisconsin
Monitor hawks, owls, nightjars and marsh birds
Restore stopover habitat for migrating birds
Reintroduce Whooping Cranes to Eastern North America
Make Wisconsin towns bird-friendly
Document Wisconsin's birds in the Breeding Bird Atlas II
Protect bird wintering habitat in Costa Rica
Conserve Wisconsin's southern forests

Great Wisconsin Birdathon Partners

Great Wisconsin Birdathon Sponsoring Organizations


The Derse Foundation, the John J. Frautschi Family Foundation, 
the Brookby Foundation
Photo credits: Child birding, Ryan Brady; Indigo Bunting, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, and Summer Tanager, Jack Bartholmai; snipe hunting and Sandhill Cranes, D. Z. Johnson; Great-horned Owl,DZ Johnson; Yellowlegs, Wisconsin DNR; Short-eared Owl, Dennis Malueg; Kirtland's Warbler, Robert Royse; southern forests, Mike Mossman; stopover habitat, Luke Wuest; Osa peninsula, Rick Stanley; Whooping Cranes, Operation Migration.

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