Great Wisconsin Birdathon 2018

The Natural Resources Foundation's Great Wisconsin Birdathon unites thousands of birders, conservationists, and people across Wisconsin who cherish our states wildlife and natural wonders. Each spring individuals and organizations create teams to find as many bird species as possible in a single day, while raising funds to support priority bird conservation projects in Wisconsin.

By sponsoring the Great Wisconsin Birdathon, we can help complement your marketing priorities and reach your philanthropic goals, while increasing your visibility in the communities that matter to you. The Birdathon offers many ways for your business to reach people who are committed to protecting the state’s natural resources, enjoy exploring the outdoors, and feel a strong connection to Wisconsin: 

  • 51 birding teams with over 130 participants in 2017
  • 800+ individual donors who support a Birdathon team
  • 4,200 active Natural Resources Foundation members
  • 75% annual membership renewal rate
  • 10% average annual membership growth rate
  • 2,645 total subscribers across all email marketing segments
  • 33% open rate averaged across all email marketing segments

To become a 2018 Birdathon Sponsor, add a sponsorship to your cart using the form below. For additional information, please contact Caitlin Williamson, director of conservation programs, at 608-266-1430, or caitlin.williamson@wisconsin.gov.


Bald Eagle Level Sponsor
$10,000.00

  • Your logo on the Great Wisconsin Birdathon website and annual Birdathon report
  • Your logo in the Bird News You Can Use e-newsletter
  • Recognition of your support in 3 specific social media posts
  • 10 one-year complimentary memberships to the Natural Resources Foundation for your employees
  • Curated content for your own use featuring the impact of your support on Wisconsin’s lands, waters, and wildlife (e.g. photos, quotes, sample social media posts, short stories to be shared)
  • Special invitation to an exclusive Conservation Connections field trip led by experts
  • Featured blog post about the impact of your support posted to the WisConservation Blog
  • At your request, we will issue a news release about your support for NRF
  • At your request, we can coordinate a Birdathon Team for your employees, including co-marketing, media, and event planning.

Snowy Owl Level Sponsor
$5,000.00

  • Your logo on the Great Wisconsin Birdathon website and annual Birdathon report
  • Your logo in the Bird News You Can Use e-newsletter
  • Recognition of your support in 2 specific social media posts
  • 5 one-year complimentary memberships to the Natural Resources Foundation for your employees
  • Curated content for your own use featuring the impact of your support on Wisconsin’s lands, waters, and wildlife (e.g. photos, quotes, sample social media posts, short stories to be shared)
  • Special invitation to an exclusive Conservation Connections field trip led by experts

Greater Prairie Chicken Level Sponsor
$2,500.00

  • Your logo on the Great Wisconsin Birdathon website and annual Birdathon report
  • Your logo in the Bird News You Can Use e-newsletter
  • Recognition of your support in 1 specific social media post
  • 3 one-year complimentary memberships to the Natural Resources Foundation for your employees
  • Curated content for your own use featuring the impact of your support on Wisconsin’s lands, waters, and wildlife (e.g. photos, quotes, sample social media posts, short stories to be shared)
  • Special invitation to an exclusive Conservation Connections field trip led by experts

Hummingbird Level Sponsor
$1,000.00

  • Your name on the Great Wisconsin Birdathon website and annual Birdathon report
  • Your name in the Bird News You Can Use e-newsletter
  • 2 one-year complimentary memberships to the Natural Resources Foundation for your employees
  • Curated content for your own use featuring the impact of your support on Wisconsin’s lands, waters, and wildlife (e.g. photos, quotes, sample social media posts, short stories to be shared

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