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Birdathon is like a walkathon, only instead of counting miles, we count birds! It’s an opportunity to enjoy birds while raising or donating critical funds to the Tucson Audubon Society. Decide on your approach, reach out to friends and family to gather support or teammates, and go birding any time between April 9 and May 9!

Every dollar you raise helps to support the work of Tucson Audubon Society—protecting birds, restoring their habitats, and making sure they can be enjoyed by all for generations. Your Birdathon support inspires people to protect and enjoy birds through recreation, education, conservation, and restoration.    

BIRDATHON IS EASY! GET STARTED ON FEBRUARY 16!

As a participant, first create your own team. Then gather per species pledges or direct donations and go birding any time between April 9 and May 9. See our Fundraising Tips if you need help “making the ask.” Want to know more? See the Details Page for all the specific info you need or contact Luke Safford. Thank you for making Birdathon happen!

STILL NOT SURE? “Make Your Birdathon the Best” by joining Luke Safford at one of these virtual sessions for insider tips and help to get you started:

Can’t make a live talk? Register for one and receive the recording to watch at your leisure.

Birdathon Kickoff Events: April 6–8, Registration opens February 16

Celebrate Birdathon with a special line-up of virtual events specially designed for Birdathon participants and donors.

All events are FREE for everyone conducting their own Birdathon or a $50 Birdathon donation. See details of all the events and REGISTER here.

Elf Owls—the Smallest of Owls with Jennie MacFarland

Tuesday, April 6
1–2 pm

Birds ‘n’ Beer: Birdathon Edition with Luke Safford

Tuesday, April 6
7–8 pm

Ornitherapy: For Your Mind, Body, and Soul with Holly Merker

Wednesday, April 7
1–2 pm

There and Back with Richard Crossley

Wednesday, April 7
6–7:30 pm

Big Day Stories & Strategies with Luke Safford and Special Guests

Thursday, April 8
11am–12 pm

The Plight of a Salty Sparrow: Opposing threats and the need for equitable solutions with Corina Newsome

Thursday, April 8
6–7:30 pm

STAY TUNED: Special mid-season Birdathon VIP guest speaker will be announced here soon—only for participating Birdathoners!

Thanks to our Birdathon 2021 sponsor!

Splendido at Rancho Vistoso

Supporting a team by writing a check?

  • Make checks payable to: Tucson Audubon Society
  • Write name of team on memo line
  • Send to:
    Tucson Audubon Society
    300 E University Blvd #120
    Tucson, AZ 85705

 

Birdathon 2021 Competition Categories

  • Big Day: Traditional
  • Big Day: Freestyle
  • Brand New to Birdathon
  • Home Patch
  • Best Bucks for Birds
  • Social Media Storytellers
  • Birdathon Beyond AZ
  • Mature Birders Big Day sponsored by Splendido
  • Grand Champions 

Get the details of each category

Wrenegades at Willcox Lake

BIRDATHON CELEBRATION PARTY

Come celebrate at our Birdathon Celebration Party! Join the staff of Tucson Audubon to honor all the Birdathon participants who helped us reach our spring fundraising goal. All Birdathon participants, supporters, and nature lovers are welcome!

PRIZES will be awarded to Birdathoners for the categories listed above additional prizes below.

Young Birders
Any participant under 18 who raises $200 or more will receive special Tucson Audubon swag from our Nature Shop.

High Flyers
Any individual participant who raises over $500 will receive an invitation to a special bird outing with Birdathon coordinator, Luke Safford.

Feathered Friends
Any individual participant who raises at least $100 will receive a special Birdathon t-shirt.

No Egrets birding the Paton Center

Why and how you should do a Birdathon in 2021!

Learn the basics from veteran Birdathoner and Wrenegades team founder, Jennie Macfarland. See how easy it can be!

Why and how you should do a Birdathon in 2021!

Learn the basics from veteran Birdathoner and Wrenegades team founder, Jennie Macfarland. See how easy it can be!

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Tucson Audubon Society
300 E University Blvd. #120 Tucson, AZ 85705

Mason Center
3835 W Hardy Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85742

Paton Center for Hummingbirds
477 Pennsylvania Ave.
Patagonia, AZ 85624
520 415-6447

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Tucson Audubon Society
300 E University Blvd. #120
Tucson, AZ 85705

Mason Center
3835 W Hardy Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85742

Paton Center for Hummingbirds
477 Pennsylvania Ave.
Patagonia, AZ 85624
520 415-6447

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Tucson Audubon Society
300 E University Blvd. #120
Tucson, AZ 85705

Mason Center
3835 W Hardy Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85742

Paton Center for Hummingbirds
477 Pennsylvania Ave.
Patagonia, AZ 85624
520 415-6447