Join us May 15–16 as we Focus On Nature!

Given the events of the last few weeks, you may have started wondering whether your favorite spring birding fundraiser is taking flight this year . . .

Yes, Bird-a-thon 2020 will still run from 6:00 pm on Friday, May 15, through 6:00 pm on Saturday, May 16, as scheduled!

Update for Participants

The format of this year's competition, as well as some of the rules, will be changing due to COVID-19 and Governor Baker's stay-at-home advisory. We'll be sharing more in the coming weeks, so stay tuned for details about this year's carbon-free, safety-focused, home-based Bird-a-thon!

In the meantime, you can join a team and start fundraising today! If you have any questions about participating on a team, please contact the Team Captain directly.


Support a Mass Audubon sanctuary or program by donating to Bird-a-thon.

Your Bird-a-thon donation is greatly appreciated and helps to protect the nature of Massachusetts for people and wildlife. Donate to an individual, donate to a team, or make a general Bird-a-thon donation. To donate offline, please download and return the Bird-a-thon mail-in donation form and send it with payment to your chosen sanctuary or program.

About Bird-a-thon

Bird-a-thon, Mass Audubon’s largest fundraiser, brings together supporters from across the state to raise essential funds for nature conservation, education, and advocacy—and to compete in an exciting team birding competition. Each year, more than 800 birders work with their team members to see, hear, and identify as many bird species as possible in a 24-hour period. Team members and other supporters raise money for Mass Audubon sanctuaries and programs in honor of their participation. View last year's results >

Since Bird-a-thon began in 1983, thousands of dedicated supporters and team members have raised over $3 million for Mass Audubon, its sanctuaries, and its programs across the state.

Thank You to Our 2020 Sponsors!

Presenting Sponsors

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Camosse Masonry Supply logo

Media Sponsor

WBUR 2018 Media Sponsor

Community Sponsors

Interested in becoming an event sponsor this year? Learn about sponsorship opportunities >