Great Wisconsin Birdathon 2020

Welcome to the Great Wisconsin Birdathon

We believe that birds are valuable and need our help. The Natural Resources Foundation's Great Wisconsin Birdathon is an annual walkathon-style fundraiser that unites thousands of birders, conservationists, and people across Wisconsin who cherish our state's wildlife and natural wonders. Each spring individuals and organizations create teams to find as many bird species as possible in a single day, while raising funds to support priority bird conservation projects in Wisconsin.

The Birdathon is for everyone: individuals, friends and families, classrooms and clubs. Every pledge and donation you raise supports bird conservation and research projects in Wisconsin and beyond. With your help, we have raised over $500,000 for bird conservation and research since 2012!

Join us for the 2020 Great Wisconsin Birdathon,
registration now open!



Thanks to everyone who made the 2019 Great Wisconsin Birdathon a success! Together we raised $85,652 for bird conservation in Wisconsin and beyond!

  • 660 donors from 29 states --and Ireland!-- contributed to their favorite teams
  • Our six Signature Teams raised almost $39,000 for the Bird Protection Fund
  • 18 Organizational teams raised $16,400, half of which will go back to their organizations for local projects
  • 27 Field Trips and winter tours brought in $20,300 in donations to the Bird Protection Fund


Check out the full 2019 Great Wisconsin Birdathon report!

The 2019 Birdathon is closed to donations (except for outstanding pledges), but you can support the Bird Protection Fund at any time by visiting the Natural Resources Foundation donation portal and choosing "Bird Protection Fund" as the special purpose for your donation.



"If you take care of birds, you take care of most of the environmental problems in the world."

-- Thomos Lovejoy, Conservation Biologist and "Godfather of Biodiversity"