Join the Great Wisconsin Birdathon!

The Great Wisconsin Birdathon engages individuals and communities to raise support and awareness for birds in Wisconsin. Participate by donating to a team or forming your own to count birds. Birdathons happen all over the United States every year, engaging hundreds of thousands of people in bird conservation.

It’s a walk-a-thon-style fundraiser, but instead of logging miles, you’re logging bird sightings.

2021 Birdathon by the Numbers

Dollars raised in 2021

Priority projects received funding

Species of bird found

How it works

The Great Wisconsin Birdathon is Wisconsin’s largest fundraiser for bird conservation. Each year bird enthusiasts from across the state form teams with the goal of finding as many unique bird species as possible within a 24-hour period while raising important funds for bird conservation.

Birdathon teams can participate any day from April 15th to June 15th, and all skill levels are welcome to join! Teams can bird anywhere – a backyard, local park, or a route to hit all their favorite birding hot spots. As COVID-19 remains a dynamic situation, teams are encouraged to bird mindfully and adhere to public health guidelines.

Both novice and expert birders can have fun and make a difference in protecting birds. The funds raised through the Great Wisconsin Birdathon support Bird Protection Fund priority projects.

Stories from Great Wisconsin Birdathon

Caitlyn Schuchhardt

Caitlyn Schuchhardt

Outreach Coordinator

(608) 409-3144, extension 1044

Caitlyn supports the Foundation's marketing and communications efforts, event coordination for our Great Wisconsin Birdathon and Wayfarers programs, and outreach efforts to connect people to the Foundation and our programs.