Help us reach our goal of $70,000

$76,080 raised,   CONGRATULATIONS!

Welcome to the Great Wisconsin Birdathon,

a spring fundraising campaign for the Bird Protection Fund.


Through your Birdathon donations and participation in Bird Protection Fund field trips, we've surpassed our goal and donations are still coming in! Thank you, everyone!

2016 Signature Team Results

Our high-profile teams raised over $28,000 for the Bird Protection Fund!

Top five results

Of our non-Signature teams, including those representing organizations

Top five fundraising teams:

Feel the Berd (Madison Audubon Society), $4,389;
 Finch Gang (Friends of Glacial Heritage Area), $2,667;
 Up North Hammerheads (North Lakeland Discovery  Center), $2,560;
Muirland Merlins (Bird City Montello), $2,178; and
Foundation Flamingos, $1,945.

Top five birding teams:

Muirland Merlins, 180 species;

Cuckoos for Conservation, 162 species;
Obi Gray and the Chewbacalacas, 161 species;
Wausau Bird Nerds (Bird City Wausau) 143 species;
Walks in the Parks, 140 species

Where did they bird?

Browse the team list or click on the map below to find YOUR team!

Where do the funds go?

Click here to read summaries of the Bird Protection Fund priority projects, or click on each photograph below to be directed to the project websites.

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 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.

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