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.


  • Robert (about a week ago)


  • Cynthia (about a week ago)

    Stephen always look forward to seeing how well you dedicated Ebirders would do. Keep up the great work.

  • Erin (about a week ago)


  • Tara (about a week ago)

    My dad, Stephen Brady would be proud of all the work the organization does. Keep up the great work!

  • Judith (about a week ago)


  • Michael (about a week ago)


  • karen (about 3 weeks ago)


  • Judith (about 4 weeks ago)


  • mary (about a month ago)

    way to go Nick and crew

  • Ellen (about a month ago)

    Go, Nick!

  • Kris (about a month ago)

    Go Lake Superior eBirders!

  • Mary (about a month ago)

    Great Job Crew from the Bird Fest Participants

  • Sheree (about a month ago)

    Thank you for your good work!

  • Wayne (about a month ago)

    Hope you guys have a Great Birding Day.

  • William J (about a month ago)

    Thank you!

  • Steve (about a month ago)


  • Chris (about a month ago)

    thanks to Tim my cousin and to Ryan and Nick for all you do!

  • THOMAS & MARY (about a month ago)

    Thanks for all you are doing for the birds of Wisconsin!

  • Carrie (about a month ago)

    Good luck out there!

  • John (about a month ago)


  • Andy (about a month ago)

    Good luck guys!

  • Richard (about a month ago)


  • Deb (about a month ago)

    Always thrilling to see what Ryan et al find! (photos, even from Ryan's backyard!- a delight

  • Chequamegon (about a month ago)

    Chequamegon Audubon Society wishes you a great day of birding. Thanks for the efforts

  • Dick (about a month ago)


  • Randy (about a month ago)

    Hope another southwestern species appears for your big day.

  • Liz (about a month ago)

    GO! Team LSeBirders!!!! Hope you break your record.

  • Janice (about a month ago)

    Go guys! Find that painted bunting!!

  • Paula (about a month ago)

    Have fun!

  • Karin (about a month ago)


  • Kathleen (about a month ago)

    Way to go! Enjoy and thank you!

  • Karen Etter (about a month ago)

    Go, eBirders! Hope you don't have any ICE this year.

  • David (about a month ago)


  • Kris (about a month ago)

    Good Birding! Have fun and thanks for doing this for the birds.

  • colene (about a month ago)

    Best Wishes for a great day of birding and helping birds

  • Susan (about a month ago)

    Have fun!

  • Carol (about a month ago)


  • Robyn (about a month ago)

    Hope weather and south winds are on your side!!!

  • Thomas (about a month ago)


  • Cathy (about a month ago)


  • James (about a month ago)


  • Linda (about a month ago)

    Thank you!

  • Carl (about a month ago)

    Really appreciate the great work this team does -- both on the ground and in fundraising!

  • Lisa (about a month ago)


  • Cathy (about 3 months ago)

    Good luck guys!

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