Help us reach our goal of $70,000
$66,480 raised, $3,520 to go!
Welcome to the Great Wisconsin Birdathon,
a spring fundraising campaign for the Bird Protection Fund.
The 2016 Birdathon is now underway and lasts until June 15, 2016.
This year our goal is to raise $70,000 for bird protection in Wisconsin
Through your Birdathon donations and participation in Bird Protection Fund field trips, we're SO close to our goal!
Browse the team list or click on the map below to find YOUR team!
The 2016 Signature Teams have reported back!
The state's best-known birders visited Wisconsins best birding spots, and are sending in their reports. To date, they have raised over $25,000 for the Bird Protection Fund!
Download a Signature Team flyer here.
It's not over yet! Keep birding!
You can do your Birdathon in your local park or natural area--or even in your own backyard.
Read the Wisconsin Natural Resources article for some stories from last year:
Welcome new Birdathon teams!
We love our returning and Signature Teams, but also want to extend a welcome to these brand-new Birdathoners;
Birdathon to support nine priority projects this year
A project to monitor mercury levels in common loons has been added to the list of Bird Protection Fund Priorities.
Click here to read summaries of the projects, or click on each photograph below to be directed to the project websites.
Great Wisconsin Birdathon Partners
Great Wisconsin Birdathon Sponsoring Organizations
The John J. Frautschi Family Foundation and 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; Nick Anich, Ryan Brady; Sumner Matteson, Tod Highsmith; Lincoln Birder, Lorie Solchenberger; Cleopatra & the Stilts, Emily Meier; 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.