Support Birds With the Great Wisconsin Birdathon

About the Great Wisconsin Birdathon

Each spring, bird-enthusiasts from across the state come together to participate in the Great Wisconsin Birdathon. This annual event is the largest fundraiser for bird conservation in Wisconsin and helps support some of our state's most threatened and endangered birds. 

Birdathon participants form teams, set a goal of how many species they hope to find within 24 hours, and then start fundraising #ForTheBirds! 

The Birdathon's Impact

Since 2012, the Great Wisconsin Birdathon has raised over half a million dollars and engaged thousands of individuals in conserving Wisconsin's birds. Teams have participated from every corner of Wisconsin, with record-breaking success. In 2020 alone, Birdathon teams raised over $104,000 for bird conservation!

Where does that money go? Funds raised through the Great Wisconsin Birdathon directly support the Natural Resources Foundation's Bird Protection Fund. This fund provides critical support for high priority bird conservation projects that benefit Wisconsin's birds throughout their lifecycles. That means we can support birds on their breeding grounds here in Wisconsin, all the way to their migratory habitat in Central and South America. 

Want to learn more? Check out the 2021 priority projects that received funding through the Bird Protection Fund and see just how far a Birdathon donation can go!

Organizations supported by funds raised through the Great Wisconsin Birdathon


For questions about the Great Wisconsin Birdathon, please contact Sarah Cameron, Birdathon Coordinator:

(608) 409-3107

For media inquiries or general questions about the event or the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin, please contact Caitlyn Schuchhardt, Outreach Coordinator:

(608) 409-3144

Thank You to Our 2021 Birdathon Sponsors

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Meet the Organization

The Great Wisconsin Birdathon is organized by the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin, a statewide conservation non-profit that connects generations to the wonders of Wisconsin’s lands, waters, and wildlife through conservation, education, engagement, and giving.

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