Bird-a-thon 2022

Part of Awbury Arboretum’s Year of Birds Celebration

What’s a Bird-a-thon? A bird-a-thon is a fundraiser where people pledge to donate a certain amount of money for every species found.  To bring you along on the journey of discovering how many bird species people will find at Awbury this year, we’re asking you to pledge to donate money for each species of bird found in 2022!

Why?  To raise money for bird habitat and birding initiatives at Awbury, such as binoculars for our Field Studies and education programs, planting native trees and shrubs, controlling invasives, and more.

How Does it Work?  Make a pledge per species using the form below. When people go birding in Awbury they will record what they find using e-Bird (database run by The Cornell Lab of Ornithology). Every time a new species gets found, our count goes up, and the total amount of money being raised increases. As the year progresses, we will post updates here, and at the end of the year we will announce the final number of different species found.  We will send you an update on your pledge total, and you can send your year-end contribution.

Where? Birds can be identified anywhere in Awbury Arboretum, an incredible natural resource that gets visited by an amazing variety of bird species each year.  Awbury Arboretum is designated as a birding hotspot on www.ebird.org.

Update as of September 13th 2022:  128 species observed in 2022; $4.50 pledged per species so far.

You can find the most up-to-date data on Awbury’s bird sightings at https://ebird.org/hotspot/L443209. Last year, 129 species were found at Awbury and, with your help, we are looking to find at least as many this year!

Join with us to help us meet our goals for the number of species found, and help Awbury foster a love of birding and develop habitat for our feathered friends!