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Dual prize winners at Birdathon 2017

Birdathon 2017 Success

  • $44,326.00 in Donations
  • 27 Birdathon Teams

None of this would have been possible without our dedicated participants, fearless team leaders, caring sponsors, and giving donors.

Thank you to our enthusiastic Birdathon Committee: Cindy Bartos, Judith Schott, and Pam Smolen.

Prize Winners

  • Whittington Award (Most Money Raised)

    High Island Crew, $7,931 Raised
    Team members: Winnie Burkett, Julia Garrett, Bernice Jackson, and Barbara Tilton

  • Oberholser Award (Most Species Identified)

    High Island Crew, 168 species
    Team members: Winnie Burkett, Julia Garrett, Bernice Jackson, and Barbara Tilton

  • Rookie of the Year (Most Species Identified by a New Team)

    The Woodland Park Bulbuls, 90 species
    Team members: Caitlin Best, Conor Best, Jason Bonilla, Vanessa Chase, Les Ruthven

  • Best Story (from birding day)

    Edith Moore Eagles
    Team members: Ella, Cate, Monika, and Brad Moore

Birdathon 2017 sponsors
Birdathon 2017
Birdathon 2017 Celebration Party

What is Birdathon?

Birdathon is a team-birding fundraiser that started back in 1981 and continues to grow each year.  Teams are typically made of 4 participants. Teams compete to count as many bird species as possible in a 24-hour period and raise money much like any marathon. Birdathon includes an awards celebration at the end of the competition.

Everyone is welcome to participate! If you are new to birding, please join the fun. We have veterans and experts that will help you along the way and can even join your team. Birdathon is a great way to enjoy spring migration and support Houston Audubon at the same time.

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