Help us reach our goal of $75,000
$90,023 raised, CONGRATULATIONS!
With your help we've raised more than $300,000 for bird protection in Wisconsin since 2012!
The Great Wisconsin Birdathon engages individuals and communities in a walkathon-style fundraiser to raise support and awareness for birds in Wisconsin.
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You can still support the campaign, or your favorite birdwatcher! Click the Donate tab above, browse the team list, or click on the map below to find YOUR team! Donations will be accepted through the website until June 30
Birdathon 2017 Highlights
Top Teams -- Funds raised
Cutrights Old Coots: $10,351
Indigo Girls & Guys: $9,500
Lake Superior eBirders: $6,300
Lower Wisconsin Scan da Avians: $5,350
River Raptors: $3,611
Top Teams -- Percent of Goal
Thunderbirds are Go! 328%
Baraboo Rangers 300%
Goss Hawks 260%
Obi Gray and the Chewbacalacas 230%
Town of Rome Birders 171%
Top team names
Lower Wisconsin Scan da Avians
Presidential rEgrets, biking around Dane County to raise funds for Madison Audubon Society
Stories from the field:
Wisconsin Young Birders' Club Teen Birders
2017 Signature Team Lineup:
Signature Teams are our leaders in birding and fundraising. All their earnings go to the Bird Protection Fund.
Cutrights Old Coots (Carl Schwartz, Marilyn Bontly, Mike Wanger, Joan Sommer, Tom Uttech) - Last year's top fundraisers have set their goal at $10,000!
Finch Gang (Karen Etter Hale, Clare Carlson, Matt Carlson, Eric Mosher, Sandy River, Bradley Webb, Charley Roberts) - Named for the infamous horse thieves of 19th century Jefferson County, the gang gets REALLY serious this year.
Lake Superior eBirders (Ryan Brady, Nick Anich, Erik Bruhnke) - This year professional birding guide Erik Bruhnke joins Ryan and Nick in the northern forests and shores.
Lower Wisconsin Scan da Avians (Barb & Jeb Barzen, Arlyne Johnson, Mike Hedemark) - Hardy descendants of northern birders have staked out the best territory in the state.
Secretary Birds (Tom Prestby, Quentin Yoerger, Mark Korducki) - Last year's top birders found 192 species! Can they top that this year?
WYBC Teen Birders (Ryan Treves, Michael Gray, Josh Collum, Ben Marn) - Our youngest Signature Team brings their considerable enthusiasm, energy, and expertise to the cause.
River Raptors Teams Launch
A new fleet of "green" birders launched this year, counting birds by canoe and kayak along rivers across the state, with the goal of raising $4,000 for bird conservation. Eight teams of Wisconsin's best-known conservationists will be hitting the waters from the Kinnickinnic to the West Twin, and from the Manitowish to the Rock. The first ones out were the Fox River Falcons (Daryl Christensen, Karen Weiss, Mark and Kari Stauffer) on the Fox and Grand Rivers, soon to be followed by:
Rutabaga Paddlesports - River Raptors
Holliday Shopping Center True Value - Muirland Merlins
Firefly Coffeehouse - Oregon Juncos
Oregon Farm Center - Oregon Juncos