Great Wisconsin Birdathon 2019
Please note: donations are not being accepted by this participant at this time.

Goal $100.00


The Oat Soakers* (Neil Gilbert & Aaron Balogh) will mount their bikes at 12:00AM on May 11th and bird by bike for the next 24 hours. They have planned a route 60-odd miles in length, hitting their favorite spots in Dane County, and hope to see at least 120 species.

Neil is a PhD student in Wildlife Ecology at UW-Madison. Aaron is a lab technician at UW-Madison and part-time baker.

It's going to be a fun day, but we're hoping to raise a few bucks to support Madison Audubon. Madison Audubon is a fantastic organization that is doing a lot to support conservation and education.

Please consider supporting me with a pledge or donation. No amount is too small--even small contributions add up! This year the Great Wisconsin Birdathon aims to raise $90,000 for bird conservation and research in Wisconsin. Your contribution supports the priority projects of the Bird Protection Fund, including:

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

The Great Wisconsin Birdathon has raised over $400,000 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!

* The name references our shared love of home baking, and is also a play on the folk name of the nightjars, the goatsuckers

If you are unable to donate online, please click here for the offline donation form.


  • Emily (about 3 months ago)

    Hi Aaron! How could I not support a bike-birding team?? Good luck, guys!

  • Robert (about 3 months ago)

    Go team!

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