Great Wisconsin Birdathon 2020

Social Distancing Sandpipers

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Whooping Crane photo provided by Snapshot Wisconsin

Welcome to the Great Wisconsin Birdathon fundraising page for the Social Distancing Sandpipers! We are a team composed primarily of Wisconsin DNR employees working on various fish and wildlife-related projects at offices in the Madison area and beyond. Although our job descriptions lack any specific mentions of birds, we make up for it with our enthusiasm for birding in our free time. Being ecologically-minded individuals, we recognize the imporant roles that Wisconsin's many bird species play in maintaining healthy ecosystems across the state. We want to help ensure that birds who spend all or part of the year in Wisconsin have all the resources they need to survive and thrive. They're also a lot of fun to look at.

To raise support and awareness for Wisconsin's birds, we've joined this walkathon-style fundraiser in which we will try to find as many bird species as possible on May 16th. Being Wisconsin DNR employees, we plan to focus our birding efforts in State Natural Areas as a demonstration for how imporant they are in providing bird habitat. As the "Social Distancing Sandpipers," we're taking a divide-and-conquer approach by splitting up and visiting different habitat types.

Please consider supporting me with a pledge per species or donation. No amount is too small--even small contributions add up! This year the Great Wisconsin Birdathon aims to raise $100,000 for bird conservation in Wisconsin. Your contribution supports the priority projects of the Bird Protection Fund.

  • Conservation of endangered Kirtland's Warblers, Whooping Cranes (pictured above), and Piping Plovers
  • Research, education, and habitat protection in Central and South America
  • Monitoring of waterbirds
  • Community engagement and habitat protection through Bird City Wisconsin
  • The Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas II

The Great Wisconsin Birdathon has raised over $500,000 for Wisconsin's birds since 2012. We have done so much, but there is still so much more to do. Thank you for joining me in making a sustainable future for Wisconsin's birds!


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Donations and Comments

  • Mary

    about 2 weeks ago

    Well done!

  • Jennifer

    about 2 weeks ago

    Happy birding and thanks for what you are doing to support the birds!

  • Mackenzie

    about 3 weeks ago

    Go get em’ pals!

  • Kevin

    about 3 weeks ago


Team Information

This is the general team page for 'Social Distancing Sandpipers'.

See the Team Social Distancing Sandpipers.