You can use the Great Wisconsin Birdathon to raise funds for your conservation or environmental organization, or Bird City!


We provide:

  • Website with custom team and individual fundraising pages
  • Processing for donations and pledges by credit card or check  
  • Receipts automatically sent to donors
  • Donor contact info for your records
  • A check for half the total funds you raise






To get started:

First, endorse the Wisconsin Bird Conservation Initiative, a coalition of 175+ organizations, agencies, and businesses that pledge to help “protect, restore, and enhance the populations and habitats of Wisconsin's wild birds.” It's free!

Start a team and follow the simple Guidelines for Organizations

Fill out the Organizations and Bird Cities Information Form  and mail it to : Diane Packett, Great Wisconsin Birdathon Coordinator, P.O. Box 2317, Madison, WI 53701-2317.


These organizations collectively raised $12,000 for their own projects from the 2016 Great Wisconsin Birdathon:

Bird City teams

Baraboo Rangers, Bird City Ferryville, Bird City Whitefish Bay, Bird City Wisconsin

Coulee Birders, Hales Corners Environmental Committee

Mequon Nature Preserve, MuirLand Merlins, Sauk Prairie Eagle Eyes

Tern Around, Wausau Bird Nerds

Organizational Teams

Madison Audubon Society: Biblioloons, Faville Funky Flycatchers, Feel the Berd, Lincoln Birders--4th Grade, Reckless Wrens, So Suet Me!

Friend of Urban Nature: Bird and Nature Camp, Peddling Pewees

Friends of Glacial Heritage Area: Finch Gang

Natural Heritage Land Trust: Gone Pishin'

K.A.M.O. Rusk County

North Lakeland Discovery Center: Up North Hammerheads

Iron County Outdoor Recreation Enthusiasts: Northern Highlands Team

Schlitz Audubon Nature Center: Schlitz Audubon Screech Owls

Noel J. Cutright Bird Club: Walks in the Parks

Northeast Wisconsin Bird Club: Warbling on the Wiouwash

Society for Conservation Biology: Bino Bird Hunters

The Finch Gang (Friends of Glacial Heritage Area) has those birds on the run.

Questions? Contact Diane Packett at diane.packett@wisconsin.gov or 920-219-2587