Thanks to everyone who made the 2019 Great Wisconsin Birdathon a success! Together we raised $85,652 for bird conservation in Wisconsin and beyond! To view the full 2019 Great Wisconsin Birdathon Report, click here.
Cutright's Old Coots ($13,277) - Lake Superior eBirders ($7,787) - River Raptors ($6,319) - Finch Gang ($5,202) - Scan da Avians ($4,348) - Up North Hammerheads ($2,820) - Wausau Nutcrackers ($2,324) - Goss Hawks ($2,268) - Baraboo Rangers ($2,085) - Jen's Warrior Warblers ($1,920) - Secretary Birds ($1,800)
Secretary Birds (193 species) - MuirLand Merlins (175 species) - Cutwright's Old Coots (168 species) - Lake Superior eBirders (161 species) - River Raptors (143 species) - Wausau Nutcrackers (136 species) - Scan da Avians (133 species) - Walks in the Park (123 species) - Trumpeter Swan Song (122 species) - Peddling Paddling Prius Peewees (122 species) - Finch Gang (112 species)
The Goss Hawks (Ben Goss Bird Club) partnered with Waukesha County Parks. Team members visited 15 parks, finding 108 species and raising $2,268, half of which will go to planting trees in Waukesha County.
For the third year, Noel J. Cutright Bird Club's Walks in the Parks visited Ozaukee County Parks to find 123 species and raise $1,225, half of which supports the Breeding Bird Atlas II.
Wilder York, a 10-year-old boy with autism and a passion for birds, lead the team of (former) non-birders, Wilder's Wild Warbler Watchers, to find 15 species and raise $295.
Mr. Dargatz's Nature Kindergarten completed their second Birdathon service-learning project, able to identify 40 birds and raise $120.
The MadTown Peeps gathered up $930 and 32 species, including nesting Merlins!
These organizations fielded Birdathon teams, and half their earnings will go toward their own projects, including land protection and stewardship, education, outreach, and more.
New "classic logo" Birdathon t-shirts raised $85 in this pilot year.
Mark Westphal won our first photo contest for his photo of an Up North Hammerhead
Special fundraising field trips by the Natural Resources Foundation raised $20,000 for the Bird Protection Fund. Participants banded Common Terns, hummingbirds, Red-shouldered Hawks, and Northwoods migrants; learned bird photography techniques; paddled and biked to see birds; and visited Frog Bay, the nation's first Tribal National Park.
Thanks to these local businesses that sponsored Birdathon teams! Please patronize these establishments that support bird conservation.