September 13 – October 31, 2020

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 start a team, join an existing one, or compete as an individual. Anyone can join a team or create their own!


Fall Birdathon is still on! Registration is no longer available for “destination” events but you can still enjoy fall migration while supporting Travis Audubon. We encourage you to compete on your own or in a team in one of the following ways:

Create a “dispersed flock” team. You and your chosen team members can bird separately and compile your lists into one team list. Dispersed flock teams should follow these guidelines:

  • Teams should be no larger than 10 people.
  • Team members can bird in separate locations on separate days but should not bird outside of Travis or adjacent counties.
  • 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.
  • Team members from the same household can bird together.
  • The team bird list should be compiled before being submitted. We do not want to receive each team member’s bird list!
  • Birding days should occur during Birdathon dates (September 13-October 31) and a post-birding day form must be completed to be considered for competition.

Create an “intact flock” team. You and other members of your household can bird together as a team. Intact flock teams should follow these guidelines:

  • 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.
  • Teams should not bird outside of Travis or adjacent counties.
  • Birding day should occur during Birdathon dates (September 13-October 31) and a post-birding day form must be completed to be considered for competition.

2020 Team Competition Categories:

  • Coolest Mask (submit a picture of you donning your most festive face cover out in the field)
  • Reveling in Raptors (most species of raptor seen)
  • Neatest Non-bird (coolest non-avian creature seen during your bird excursion)
  • Most bird species seen/heard for half day (less than 6 hours)
  • Most bird species seen/heard for full day (6-24 hours)
  • Rarest Bird
  • Most Funds Raised
  • Most Mockingbirds (most individual mockingbirds counted by a team)
  • Best Story
  • Most Creative Team Name
  • Rookie of the Year (only new teams qualify)

See the Current Teams

Interested in starting your own team? Click the button below to get started.

Register Your Team Here!

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.


BIRDATHON POLICY
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 2020 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.