April 1 – May 12, 2024

Birdathon is Travis Audubon’s most entertaining way to engage in our mission to protect native birds! Teams of birders compete to see as many birds during one trip as possible. All registration fees and team donations benefit Travis Audubon. All skill levels are welcome to join a trip, start a team, or compete as an individual.

Birdathon 2024 is a great opportunity to enjoy spring migration while fundraising for Travis Audubon.

All teams should follow these guidelines:

  • Teams should not bird outside of Texas.
  • Teams should bird within the limits of half days (up to 6 hours) or full days (6-24 hours). Your team must select a half or full day when you register your team.
  • Birding days should occur during Birdathon dates (April 1 – May 12) and a post-birding day form must be completed to be considered for competition.
  • The registration fee to compete is a minimum $25 donation to Travis Audubon – we will send you the link to donate once you have completed your team registration form.

2024 Team Competition Categories:

  • Most Funds Raised
  • Most bird species seen/heard for full day (6-24 hours)
  • Most bird species seen/heard for half day (less than 6 hours)
  • Rarest Bird
  • Wrestling Warblers (most species seen/heard of warblers)
  • Wrangling Wrens (most individuals seen/heard of all wren species)
  • Neatest Non-bird (coolest non-avian creature seen during your bird excursion)
  • Most Creative Team Name
  • Rookie of the Year (only new teams qualify)

All winners will receive a certificate and a free meal at our Birdathon Wrap-up Party on May 23rd. The top winners – the teams that win the categories bolded above – will also receive an invitation to an exclusive trip to Cherry Springs Ranch in Spicewood on June 8th.


Interested in starting your own team? Click the button below to get started. (Solo teams, too!)


Soon after submitting your form, you will receive a link to your team fundraiser page via email. Please share with friends and family and encourage them to support your team’s birding efforts!

We highly encourage those competing in Birdathon to make a donation to Travis Audubon that is meaningful to you. You can donate through your team fundraising page or by clicking here. We greatly appreciate your support!

Do you have questions about Birdathon? Email caley@travisaudubon.org.

Enjoy birding through a camera lens? Check out our 2024 Greg Lasley Photography Contest!

Burrowing Owl Athene cunicularia two juvenile birds at burrow entrance Fort Stockton, Pecos Co., Texas 1 June 2007

Birding Brawl: Back with All-Stars!

As part of Birdathon 2024, two previous Birding Brawl teams will compete in a big day of birding on April 6th. Who do you think will see the most species? Throw your support behind one or both teams by donating to their fundraising page. Learn more about the teams by clicking their photos below!

Brawling Bristols: Jennifer and Valarie Bristol

Birding Bros: Rich Kostecke and Romey Swanson

Birdathon Pins

In addition to our annual Birdathon pin that all participants receive, donors of $100 or more will receive a special heart-shaped pin! All Birdathon-related donations, including registration fees, donations to teams or our Birding Brawl, and submissions to the Greg Lasley Photography Contest, count toward your total.

Depiction of this year’s pins. Our participation pin is pictured right while our special pin is pictured left.

Payment for Birdathon events is due at registration. If you change your mind about attending an event, you may be able to transfer your registration to another Birdathon 2024 event. We sincerely appreciate your generous support! Event registration payments are considered donations and are non-refundable. Events will occur rain or shine. Please contact the Travis Audubon office with your questions.

Map of Birdathon Events

Explore the map of places you could visit if you sign up for our Birdathon trips!


Future Events

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