Migration is the perfect time to remind ourselves of the wonder of Florida's native bird community. From the year-round residents, to the migratory stop-overs, to the summer breeders, the Sunshine State is home to more than 500 bird species! How many can you spot in one day?
When is the Birdathon?
The Audubon Florida Birdathon will take place on Saturday, April 17, 2021.
What is a Birdathon?
We come together as Audubon Florida staff, board, and members to spot as many species as we can in one, 24-hour period. While in the past we may have birded together in teams, we are asking that participants bird alone or in household groups to follow COVID-19 safety protocols and CDC guidance.
Through generous sponsorships from friends, family, Audubon supporters, we raise essential funds to support Audubon Florida's essential mission to protect birds and the places they need. Click here to support the Birdathon.
How will Audubon Florida staff be birding?
Staff will create a unique bird list from Audubon Florida. From the Florida Keys to the hills of North Florida, from the Center for Birds of Prey to the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, our team will showcase how our favorite natural places and bird spots. In addition to following our progress here and on social media, you can give in honor of a specific staff member's total, or for all of the Audubon team combined.
In 2020, Audubon Florida staff spotted 121 species. How many can we record this year? Read last year's summary.
How can I participate?
While you are welcome to bird where you feel comfortable, we do urge that participants stay within household groups, pods, or maintain six feet of distance when you are birding.
From 12:00 a.m. through 11:59 p.m. on April 17, all bird observations count towards the Birdathon! Keep track of your observations, and submit them using this form. The form will be open through April 20.
We will be giving fun prizes to three participants who make a submission. Are you taking photos during the Birdathon? Use the hashtag #AudubonBirdathon to share your images and connect with fellow birders!
Click here to record your observations.
How can I support Audubon Florida?
Do you want to support a specific birder or our overall team efforts during the Birdathon? Click here to give towards their birding efforts! Every gift goes straight towards our conservation, restoration, advocacy, and education efforts.
How can I follow along?