March 15 – June 9
Have fun while you help raise money to protect Oregon’s birds in the biggest, baddest Birdathon this side of the Mississippi!
Birdathon is the uniquely Portland Audubon way to help protect Oregon’s native birds. Everyone is welcome – expert birders, casual birdwatchers and beginners can all find a trip that suits their fancy.
Like a walk-a-thon, Birdathon participants (Birdathoners) collect pledges and donations from friends, family members, and coworkers for finding and counting bird species. It’s a competitive and educational event for any level of birdwatcher, as well as for the family and friends who cheer them on!
Our biggest fundraiser of the year, all money raised by Birdathon goes to protect native animals and their habitat through our conservation work, education programs, sanctuaries, and Wildlife Care Center.
How to Participate
There are many ways to join Birdathon and make a difference for wildlife. You can:
- Join our guided trips with experienced group leaders
- Organize your own trip that others can join
- Head out on your own to count independently
- Make a donation to a team or or participant
Guided trips range from half-day trips to 3-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. Whether you’re a beginner or a veteran, Portland Audubon has a Birdathon trip for you – and if you don’t see what you need, we’ll help you organize!
A minimum raise of $45 per participant is requested, unless otherwise indicated.
Contact Birdathon Coordinator Sarah Swanson about leading, co-leading, starting your own Birdathon Team, or with any additional questions about participating in Birdathon.