Great Wisconsin Birdathon 2024

April 15 - June 15 | Thank you for helping us raise critical funds for Wisconsin's birds!

$117,846 raised

Thank you for birding for a cause!

We raised $117,000+ for critical bird conservation! We're grateful to all our dedicated birders, donors, and sponsors who joined together for another impressive Birdathon season.

Together, we spotted 280 bird species around Wisconsin!

View our collective species list here.

Stay tuned for a complete Birdathon report later this summer with fun team stats and photos from our 86 teams and 600+ birders across 37 Wisconsin counties.

While you wait, stay in touch by following us on Instagram at @wisconservation and on Facebook at @WIBirdathon and @NaturalResourcesFoundation!

How it works

The Great Wisconsin Birdathon is Wisconsin’s largest fundraiser for bird conservation. It's like a walk-a-thon style fundraiser, but instead of logging miles, our participants are logging bird sightings! Each year, bird enthusiasts from across the state raise support and awareness for bird conservation by forming a team or donating to a team.

Birdathon teams can participate any day from April 15th to June 15th, and donations are accepted from March 15th to June 30th. Participation is free and all skill levels are welcome to join. 🦅

How, when, and where you bird is up to you. While most teams choose to compete over a 24-hour period, many teams opt to bird over the course of a weekend, a week, or even the entirety of the Birdathon! Teams can bird anywhere in Wisconsin - a backyard, a local park, or a route to hit all their favorite birding hot spots. Both novice and expert birders can have fun and make a difference in protecting birds - the Birdathon is for everyone!

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Donate #ForTheBirds

Online and check donations will be accepted from March 15 through June 30.

Donations go to the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin's Bird Protection Fund. This fund provides critical support for high priority bird conservation projects that benefit Wisconsin's birds throughout their lifecycles. That means we can support birds on their breeding grounds here in Wisconsin, all the way to their migratory habitat in Central and South America!

Want to learn more? Read about the 2023 priority projects that received funds from last year's Birdathon and see how far your donations go!

Donations are accepted online or via check from March 15 through June 30. Check donations can be made payable to "Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin" and mailed to: Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin, ATTN: Great Wisconsin Birdathon, 211 S Paterson St, Suite 100, Madison, WI 53703. (Please include the name of the team/individual you are supporting on the Memo line.)

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Every Dollar Makes a Difference

Connecticut Warblers

There is little known about this warbler due to its seclusive behavior and remote habitat. Previous Birdathoners have funded projects that aim to support awareness and research for this rapidly declining bird. Photo by Brian Collins


Your donation goes to the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin's Bird Protection Fund, making a difference for Wisconsin's imperiled species, like Connecticut Warblers, Whooping Cranes, Bobolinks, and more.

Questions? Give us a chirp!

You can reach our Event & Donor Relations coordinator, Soumi Gaddameedi, at or by calling 608-409-3144. We're here to help your Birdathon take flight, so please reach out with any questions or for more information!

Be sure to follow the Great Wisconsin Birdathon on Facebook to stay in the loop and enjoy highlights from our season together!

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Thank you to our 2024 Great Wisconsin Birdathon sponsors!

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