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.

2020 Birdathon by the Numbers

Dollars raised in 2020

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

Sarah Cameron

Sarah Cameron

Birdathon Coordinator

(608) 409-3107

This position coordinates activities for the Great Wisconsin Birdathon, an annual fundraiser that raises nearly $100,000 each year for the highest priority needs for Wisconsin’s birds.