Birdathon 2022

Have fun and raise money to protect Oregon’s birds!

Teams go out May 1 – June 5

Birdathon is the uniquely Portland Audubon way to help protect Oregon’s native birds. Now in its 42nd year, Birdathon is one of our most beloved traditions, bringing people together to raise funds to protect birds while watching birds. Everyone is welcome – expert birders, casual birdwatchers and beginners! Like a walk-a-thon, Birdathon participants (Birdathoners) collect pledges and donations from friends, family members, and coworkers for finding and counting bird species. This year we hope to raise over $160,000 to support Portland Audubon’s work across Oregon.

How to Participate

There are many ways to join Birdathon and make a difference for wildlife. At registration you can choose which option works for you.

    • In-person Teams! Some teams will go out birding together, following COVID guidelines for a safe and fun experience. 
    • Virtual Teams! A few team leaders are creating Birdathon experiences that allow participants to bird together, but separately. Teams may be in touch via text while birding at different locations or arrange a virtual meeting to tally up your sightings afterward.
    • Create your own team! Go birding with a group of friends.
    • Solo Birdathon! Go out on your own or with members of your household!

Birdathon 2022 COVID-19 Policy

    • Proof of vaccination and a booster is required for all in-person trips. If you’d like to request an exception, please contact Charles Milne, Director of Development, Exceptions will only be granted for medical reasons and participants will need to have a negative COVID test the morning of the trip.
    • Masks are optional outdoors (when social distancing is not possible we recommend that participants wear a mask).
    • For van or carpooling trips (when sharing vehicles with others outside your household), participants need to provide a COVID negative test result within 24 hours of the trip. Portland Audubon can provide a rapid test if needed, but providing your own helps the Birdathon budget and is covered by your insurance.

Before carpooling, Birdathon participants must:


A minimum raise of $50 per participant is requested, unless otherwise indicated.

Contact Birdathon Coordinator Sarah Swanson with any additional questions about participating in Birdathon.