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Bird-a-thon 2016 took place from May 13 to May 14. Birders on over 25 teams spent 24 hours trying to spot the most bird species in Massachusetts. Bird-a-thon, Mass Audubon’s annual fundraiser, is a reminder of the variety and abundance of wildlife in Massachusetts and the role we play in protecting the habitats they call home. Competitive birders and friends of Bird-a-thon, Bird-a-thon Boosters, continue to raise money from friends and family to support the entirety of Mass Audubon or their favorite sanctuary or program.
Congratulations to team Drumlin Farm, 1st place in species recorded and winner of the Brewster Cup with 238 species — the most species ever recorded by a team during Bird-a-thon. 2nd place in species recorded and winner of the Forbush Award is team Moose Hill with 230 species. See the full list of team birding results.
Since Bird-a-thon’s inception in 1983, thousands of dedicated supporters and team members have raised more than $2 million to support Mass Audubon’s wildlife sanctuaries and programs across the state. This year, we have set our fundraising goal at $250,000 to enable the continued protection of the nature of Massachusetts through conservation, education, and advocacy. Learn more about the history of Bird-a-thon and view past years' results.
There are multiple ways to be a part of Bird-a-thon
Join a Team
Birding for 2016 is complete. Birders can still raise funds from friends and family in support of their Bird-a-thon participation by creating an online fundraising page and/or collecting cash and checks offline. For helpful guides and information, visit our Bird-a-thon resources page.
Be a Bird-a-thon Booster
Whether you participated or weren't able to able to bird or fundraise this year, your donation is greatly appreciated and makes an impact on Mass Audubon's continued ability to protect the nature of Massachusetts for people and wildlife. Donate to an individual or team or make a general donation to Bird-a-thon.