This year’s Great Wisconsin Birdathon will be birdier than ever, as the Birdathon will be extended, and will now run from April 15 – October 15. Although no one can predict what the COVID-19 situation will look like later in the year, a lengthened Birdathon will allow teams the flexibility to stick to the original spring migration timeframe or postpone their Birdathon day until the summer or fall.
The Great Wisconsin Birdathon started in 2012 to raise funds for priority bird conservation projects, and while funds raised will continue to support bird conservation in Wisconsin, this year we are refocusing on a more important goal: connection.
We hope that the Birdathon will serve as a tool - an inspiration - for you to connect with birds, connect with local spaces (including your backyard), and most importantly connect (safely) with family and friends while raising awareness for the importance of Wisconsin birds.
You can still support the Birdathon and Wisconsin birds by purchasing your Kirtland’s Warbler Birdathon swag or helping us spread the bird word to others. Thank you, again, for all that you do to care for our natural world. We appreciate your continued support and creative solutions as we work to have another successful Great Wisconsin Birdathon. Take good care and together let's #BringBirdsBack!