Great Wisconsin Birdathon 2019
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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 2019 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 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.


  • Cathy (about 6 days ago)

    Good luck guys!

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