April 1 – May 8, 2022

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 2022 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 8) 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.
  • You are welcome to bird on a “dispersed flock” team, in which team members bird separately (can be both location- and time-wise). However, dispersed flock teams are not eligible for “Most bird species seen/heard,” “Reveling in Raptors,” or “Copious Cardinals” competition categories. Dispersed flocks should continue to follow the other team guidelines listed above.

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
  • Copious Cardinals (most individual Northern Cardinals 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)

SEE THE CURRENT TEAMS

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

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.


Enjoy birding through a camera lens? Enter the 2022 Greg Lasley Photography Contest!

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


Birding Brawl is back for 2022! Check out (and support) the competing teams here.


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 2022 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.
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