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Birdathon 2018

Houston Audubon
Event organized by Houston Audubon

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Birdathon is a team-birding fundraising event that started back in 1981 and continues to grow each year. Teams compete to count as many bird species as possible in a 24-hour period and raise money much like a marathon. Birding can be done between March 23 - May 14, 2018.

Birdathon is the Houston Audubon’s fun way to promote conservation. We encourage you to form a team and go out birding for a consecutive 24 hours (or less) and count as many bird species as you can. Birding can be done anywhere in Texas but we encourage you to visit our sanctuaries for a great birding experience!

Participation in Birdathon is free. Each team who pays or raises at least $50 is eligible for awards.

The Whittington Award – Most Money Raised
Prize: A 2-night stay for 4 people at The Peaceful Pelican Bed & Breakfast in Palacios, TX

The Oberholser Award – Most Species Identified
Prize: A 2-night stay for 4 people at Bon Ton Roulet Cabin in Junction, TX

Rookie Award – Most Species Identified by a First-Year Team
Prize: 4 tickets to an Owl Prowl at the Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary

Best Story Award
Prize: 4 tickets to the Houston Museum of Natural Science
About Houston Audubon

Houston Audubon is a financially independent 501(c)3 charitable conservation organization registered in the state of Texas and a chapter of the National Audubon Society.

Our Mission is to advance the conservation of birds and positively impact their supporting environments. We envision the creation of a healthier natural environment and more beautiful place to live by leading and nurturing a community that values and supports birds.