Great Wisconsin Birdathon 2018
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Goal $3,000.00


Welcome to our Great Wisconsin Birdathon fundraising page! We've always loved birds, and believe they're important to us in many ways. We want to help ensure that birds who spend all or part of the year in Wisconsin have all the resources they need to survive and thrive!

To raise support and awareness for Wisconsin's birds, We've joined this walkathon-style fundraiser in which our team will try to find 158 bird species on a single day, Monday, May 14. We'll visit our favorite Wisconsin natural areas in Dane County, find the birds that live there, and share our love of birds with the community.

Please consider supporting me 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. Half of your contribution supports projects in the UW Madison Arboretum while the other half supports the 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 me in making a sustainable future for Wisconsin's birds!



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


  • Chuck (about 5 months ago)

    Great Job team!

  • Jennifer L. (about 6 months ago)


  • Karen (about 6 months ago)

    Here's my extra $3 per bird over the first 100 (58 additional species!)

  • Mary (about 6 months ago)

    Great work, guys!

  • Rosemary (about 6 months ago)

    Thanks for all of your guidance!

  • Kris (about 6 months ago)

    Thanks for doing this for our beloved birds. Wish I could be tagging along. You are all amazing birders.

  • Anonymous (about 6 months ago)

    Shawn... Find me another Trogon.

  • Kristin (about 6 months ago)

    Good luck guys!

  • William (about 6 months ago)

    Thanks to all of you!

  • Andrea (about 6 months ago)

    Thank you so much to each of you for all your fabulous support for the birds and birders!!!

  • Kay (about 7 months ago)

    Good Birds!

  • Leah (about 7 months ago)

    Good luck from the Witynski family!

  • Anonymous (about 8 months ago)

    For every species over the first 100, I'll donate an extra $3. Go team W-Arb-ling Vireos.

  • patricia (about 8 months ago)


  • Steve (about 8 months ago)

    In recognition of Chuck’s friendly announcement Thursday morning

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