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APRIL 9MAY 9

BIRDING FOR EVERYONE!

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!

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Birdathon Kickoff Events: April 6–8

Celebrate the Birdathon season with a special line-up of virtual events specially designed for Birdathon participants and donors. Free for everyone conducting their own Birdathon or a $50 Birdathon donation. Hear from guest speakers Corina Newsome, Richard Crossley, and Holly Merker, get the low-down on Elf Owls from Jennie MacFarland, virtually live the adventure of conducting a Big Day, and relax with a Birdy Brew with Luke Safford for Birds ‘n’ Beer: the Birdathon Edition. See the full schedule, descriptions, and times here. Register HERE starting in February.

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

BIRDATHON IS EASY!

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 and Tools 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!

“Make Your Birdathon the Best” by joining Luke Safford at one of these virtual sessions to get started:

  • Thursday, February 11, 11am – 12pm (register soon)
  • Saturday, February 20, 10am – 11am (register soon)
  • Monday, March 1, 7pm – 8pm (register soon)

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

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
  • Home Patch 
  • Best Bucks for Birds
  • Social Media Storytellers
  • Birdathon Beyond AZ 
  • 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 a variety of categories and everyone who raises $100 or more will receive a 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