See a bird, save a bird

The Great Wisconsin Birdathon has raised more than $300,000

for bird protection since 2012! 

What is a Birdathon? It's like a walk-a-thon with birds! Teams of birdwatchers collect pledges and donations for finding as many bird species as possible, any day from April 15 - June 15. You can bird anywhere: stay close to home in your backyard or local park, or venture into the field in any of Wisconsin's beautiful landscapes. Whether you're a novice or expert birder, you can make a difference!

The funds your team raises go to support the eight Bird Protection Fund priority projects.

The Foundation Flamingos Birdathon team at Ferry Bluff State Natural Area


Birdathon teams go birding all over the state to raise funds for projects that protect birds through every season of their lives.

Schools and youth groups use the Birdathon as an educational tool and to engage students with nature in their communities

Young birdathoners at Lincoln Elementary in Madison (Photos by Lori Solchenberger)


JOIN US FOR BIRDATHON 2018

Formal planning for The Great Wisconsin Birdathon 2018 will start in December. We will debut a new website next year--watch our Facebook page for updates!

Environmental and conservation organizations can use the Great Wisconsin Birdathon to fundraise for their own projects. In 2017, 23 organizations and Bird Cities took home more than $10,000 from their Birdathons. Visit the Organizational Fundraising page to find out how your bird club, garden club, nature center, or land trust can raise funds through our event.

Lincoln Birders raising funds for Madison Audubon Society as they learn about birds

SPONSOR THE BIRDATHON

Your organization, foundation, or corporation can sponsor the Great Wisconsin Birdathon! Even better, send your employees or members out with one of our teams! Our sponsorship document explains the sponsorship levels and benefits.


Great Wisconsin Birdathon 2017 sponsors

Team sponsors:

Rutabaga Paddlesports - River Raptors

Holliday Shopping Center True Value - Muirland Merlins

Firefly Coffeehouse - Oregon Juncos

Oregon Farm Center - Oregon Juncos


The Great Wisconsin Birdathon is a joint effort of the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Bird Conservation Initiative. Thanks to our partners:



Support the Great Wisconsin Birdathon

Your organization, foundation, or corporation can sponsor the Great Wisconsin Birdathon! Even better, send your employees or members out with one of our teams! Our sponsorship document explains the sponsorship levels and benefits.



Have a question? Email or call coordinator Diane Packett at (920) 219-2587, diane.packett@wisconsin.gov .