Great Wisconsin Birdathon 2018
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Goal $7,500.00


Thanks for visiting the Lake Superior eBirders' Great Wisconsin Birdathon page! We are proud to again represent Chequamegon Bay, Lake Superior, the North Woods, and all that is great about northern Wisconsin in this year's event. During late May our team will spend most of a 24-hour period observing as many bird species as possible. You can help us and the birds by donating today!

Our 2018 team consists of Ryan Brady, Nick Anich, and Erik Bruhnke. Ryan and Nick are both DNR bird biologists in Ashland, members of the Wisconsin eBird team, and leaders of the Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas project. Erik is a graduate of Northland College in Ashland, former hawk counter at Hawk Ridge, Corpus Christi, and Cape May, and birding guide for both Victor Emmanuel Nature Tours and his own business, Naturally Avian.

Our route will mimic our previous birdathon efforts, tapping into the exceptional diversity of habitats and birds the Chequamegon Bay area has to offer. We'll scour Lake Superior for loons, grebes, and gulls; waters and sandbars of Chequamegon Bay for ducks, shorebirds, and terns; inland fields and wetlands for meadowlarks, bobolinks, and bitterns; pine barrens for whip-poor-wills, thrashers, and crossbills; woodlands for warblers, thrushes, and vireos; and .... just about everywhere in between. Who knows what goodies we'll find this year!


Please consider supporting us with a pledge or donation. No amount is too small--even small contributions add up! This year, The Year of the Bird, the Great Wisconsin Birdathon has set an ambitious goal to raise $100,000 for bird conservation and research in Wisconsin. Your contribution supports priority projects of the Bird Protection Fund, including:

  • Conservation of endangered Kirtland's Warblers and Whooping Cranes;
  • Research, education, and habitat protection in Costa Rica and Peru;
  • Monitoring of shorebirds, waterbirds, and waterfowl on Lake Michigan and in east-central Wisconsin;
  • Community engagement and habitat protection through Bird City Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Stopover Initiative;
  • The Wisconsin Bird Monitoring Program and Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas II.

The Great Wisconsin Birdathon has raised over $300,000 for Wisconsin's birds since 2012! We have done so much, but there is still so much more to do. Thank you for joining us in making a sustainable future for Wisconsin's birds!


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


  • Richard (about 4 months ago)


  • Kara (about 5 months ago)

    Sorry I'm so late on this, Nick. Hope your big day went well!

  • Mary (about 6 months ago)

    Chequamegon Bay Bird and Nature Festival

  • JoAnn (about 6 months ago)

    Chequamegon Bay Birding & Nature Festival participants

  • Robert (about 6 months ago)


  • Penny (about 6 months ago)


  • Michael (about 6 months ago)


  • Gregory (about 6 months ago)

    Best of luck, and hope you exceed your 2017 number!

  • Ben (about 6 months ago)

    Great job guys!

  • Karen (about 6 months ago)

    Great cause, good luck

  • barb (about 6 months ago)

    keep your eyes open and have fun and be safe

  • Curt (about 6 months ago)


  • Kathleen (about 6 months ago)

    Go Birders!!! Have a great day!

  • Carrie (about 6 months ago)

    Good luck and good weather!

  • Wayne (about 6 months ago)

    Have an Amazing Day Ryan, Nick and Erik.

  • Cathy (about 6 months ago)

    Good luck guys!

  • Tom (about 6 months ago)

    Hope you all have a great day!

  • Ellie (about 6 months ago)

    Hope you have a record breaking day!

  • Carl (about 6 months ago)

    Hope you have a great day! You deserve it!

  • Kris (about 6 months ago)

    Have fun! I look forward to your report.

  • Emily (about 6 months ago)

    Good birding!

  • Linda (about 6 months ago)

    I appreciate your work!

  • Barbara (about 6 months ago)

    Good luck, guys, and have a terrific day!

  • Karin (about 6 months ago)


  • Paula (about 6 months ago)

    Good luck!

  • Ellen (about 6 months ago)

    Keep up the good work!

  • Nicholas (about 6 months ago)


  • Karen Etter (about 6 months ago)

    Good message, love the photos, go eBirders!

  • Cathy (about 6 months ago)

    Thanks for making us aware of our avian abundance!

  • Annie (about 6 months ago)

    Thanks for supporting the Northwoods Birding Festival! Happy Birding!

  • THOMAS & MARY LOU (about 6 months ago)

    May the wings be with you. Tom & Mary Lou Nicholls

  • Carol A. (about 7 months ago)

    Good Luck: Ryan, Nick and Eric! Wishing you the very best "BIG DAY" boys! Love you all for all you do!

  • Thomas (about 7 months ago)


  • Kristine (about 7 months ago)

    Hope you have a great day for birding, and thank you!

  • Lisa (about 7 months ago)

    Thanks for all you guys do for birds!

  • Steve (about 7 months ago)

    Good Luck, Guys!

  • Colene (about 7 months ago)

    Thanks Colene Lee

  • Carly (about 7 months ago)


  • Andrew (about 7 months ago)

    Good luck! I'd suggest visiting Ryan's "Patch". Lots of good birds there.

  • Janice (about 7 months ago)

    Go get 'um guys!!

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