Birdathon is an annual birding and fundraising event benefiting the Wildlife Center of the North Coast. It's like a walkathon, except participants count bird species they see, instead of miles walked. This is an all-ages, family-friendly event and a great way to start birding or continue honing your birding skills. You can get outside and enjoy the beautiful birds that surround us, while raising critical funds for the wildlife patients WCNC cares for.
Build a team or compete on your own, collect pledges or straight donations, and keep track of the species you see on April 14-15—it’s easy-peasy!
Register today at CoastWildlife.org/birdathon-2018
Participants collect donations or pledge commitments prior to the event as sponsorship of their birding efforts. (An easy way to raise funds is to start a fundraiser on your Facebook page!) Participants then go birding anytime between noon on April 14 and noon on April 15, and keep track of the number of bird species they see on their birding checklist. Birders can compete individually or as part of a team, and create their own itinerary based on their favorite birding locations, or visit the Wildlife Center’s website for recommendations. Most Birdathon participants in the past have been from Clatsop and Tillamook counties in Oregon, and Pacific county in Washington, but Birdathon is not restricted to any location – participants can bird anywhere in the world.
Birdathon helps to raise critical funds for the Wildlife Center each Spring, just in time for the start of their busy summer season. Donations provide food, medicines, quality medical care, and safe shelter for birds, mammals and other wildlife creatures in need.
For more information on how to participate in Birdathon or getting involved with the Wildlife Center of the North Coast, please visit CoastWildlife.org or call (503) 338-0331.
Photo of American Bittern by Lindsey Nicolas, WCNC staff.