There’s no better time for watching (and counting) birds than spring. Birders across the state are marking their calendars, getting out their binoculars, and preparing for the Audubon Florida Birdathon!
Birdathon is an Audubon event that started in the 1980s to identify as many bird species as possible in a 24-hour period while raising funds to protect birds and the places they need. This year, participants can choose any 24-hour window between April 8 and Apri 14. Registration is required at Fl.Audubon.org/birdathon22.
“Spring migration is the perfect time for our Audubon Florida Birdathon. In addition to Florida’s iconic year-round avian residents - like the snail kite and roseate spoonbill - we will look for colorful migrants, heading north from the tropics,” explains Julie Wraithmell, executive director of Audubon Florida. “Getting out into the Sunshine State’s diverse landscapes reminds us that the conservation, monitoring, and science work of Audubon’s teams across the state protect birds and the places they need, now and into the future.”
Interested Floridians can participate in one of three ways – and for those who are ambitious, they can do all three!
1) Register as a participant and invite friends, family, and network to support efforts to see as many as bird species as you can during a 24-hour period between April 8 through April 14.
2) Create or join a team!
3) Support a staff member or friend in their efforts by donating to their page.
Learn more about participating at fl.audubon.org/birdathon22. Read about last year’s Audubon Florida Birdathon.
Audubon is the oldest statewide conservation group in Florida. Founded in 1900, our mission is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s biological diversity.