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BirdathonBird for Conservation -- Bring it back to Birding!

Visit the Birdathon website »

Here you can join or create a team. You can also see how much money you have raised, who is on your team, upload pictures, goals, and birdy bios. Now you can tweet, facebook, or share through other social media with your friends.

What is Birdathon?

Birdathon is a fundraiser centered on birding. The endurance birding element is a scavenger hunt challenge, in which teams compete to see how many different bird species they can identify in 24 hours or less. The competitive fundraising portion helps Houston Audubon achieve its mission to deliver avian conservation on the Upper Texas Coast. Each team competes to see how much money they can raise — be it single gifts or a specific contribution amount per species seen.

Why Bird through a Thon?

For starters, it provides an opportunity to bird for conservation. Instead of only birding for your own enjoyment, you produce much needed financial support for Houston Audubon’s conservation programs. Half of all money raised will support the Winnie Burkett Intern Fund. The remainder will go to support our annual operations. Our goal is to raise $40,000. You can raise awareness for the birds and conservation by actively communicating with those around you about your efforts to support this noble cause.

When is Birdathon?

  • March 1 – Registration Opens

  • March 15 – Birding Begins

  • May 4, 11:59 PM – Birding Ends

  • May 16, 5 PM – Final Donations and Bird Counts Due

  • May 22, 6:30 PM – Celebration at Jax Grill

Questions: Contact development@houstonaudubon.org or call (713) 932-1639.

Rockport Prize Package for “Most Money Raised”

  • Lighthouse Inn at Aransas Bay - 2 nights for 4 Guests
  • Boiling Pot Restaurant - $50 Gift Certificate
  • Rockport Birding & Kayak Adventures - Whooping Crane and Coastal Birding Tour aboard the Skimmer - 4 Guests

Resources

Birdathon 2014 Rules

Donation Request Template

Team Report Form

ABA Code of Birding Ethics

TBRC Bird Checklist

 

 
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