April 1 – May 10, 2021
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.
Birdathon 2021 is a great opportunity to safely enjoy spring migration while fundraising for Travis Audubon. We encourage everyone to create a “dispersed flock” team to compete remotely with your birding friends, or to compete on a team of your own.
By creating 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 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.
- 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.
All dispersed flock teams and solo competitors should follow these guidelines:
- 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.
- Birding days should occur during Birdathon dates (April 1 – May 9) and a post-birding day form must be completed to be considered for competition.
- Competitors must bird in Texas.
2021 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)
- Best Yard List (submitted list must consist only of birds seen/heard from your property)
REGISTRATION OPENS MARCH 1ST