COUNTING BIRDS BECAUSE BIRDS COUNT!
Have fun while you help raise money to protect Oregon's birds in the biggest, baddest Birdathon this side of the Mississippi!
What is Birdathon? Birdathon is the uniquely Audubon way to help protect Oregon’s native birds. Anyone can participate: expert birders, casual birdwatchers and beginners too.
Like a walk-a-thon, Birdathon participants or "Birdathoners," collect pledges for finding and counting bird species. It’s a competitive and educational event for any level of birdwatcher, as well as for their family and friends who cheer them on! You can join our guided trips, organize your own trip or count independently. You can also participate simply by making a Birdathon donation!
Guided trips range from half day trips to 2-day "Gonzo" trips. All trips are led by birding experts and are a great way to make new friends and connect with other bird lovers. There are trips for kids and adults, beginners to experts.
There are special interest trips too, like birding by bicycle or birding by public transportation! Whether you’re a beginner or a veteran, Portland Audubon has a Birdathon trip for you – and we’ll even help you organize one.
A minimum raise of $35 per participant is requested.
How can businesses participate? Birdathon now provides opportunities for businesses to participate through Event Sponsorship, thereby gaining visibility to thousands of people on our web pages and in the monthly Warbler. In addition, your business can form its own company team with leaders provided by Audubon Society of Portland. For information about becoming an event sponsor, creating a company team, or specific levels and benefits of event sponsorship, contact Ann Takamoto.