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Birdathon 2020

Fundraising Events

Important Dates

Birdathon Kick-off Workshop

Sunday, March 8, 2020
2:00 pm4:30 pm
Cabin at Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary, 440 Wilchester Blvd., Houston, TX 77079
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Get excited for Birdathon 2020! Join us at the Kick-off Workshop to learn all about Birdathon and birding at our wonderful log cabin at Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary. Meet other birders and nature enthusiasts, and maybe even sign up for a team!

Sessions include:
Birding 101 with Glenn Olsen
Planning your Birdathon with Wes Gapp
eBird Basics with Anna Vallery

Light refreshments will be served.

Event parking is available at the Memorial Drive United Methodist Church that shares a border with the Edith Moore Sanctuary. Please park on the west side of the lot along the fence, and you will see a direct entrance to the sanctuary (please do not walk along Memorial Drive). Once through the gate, you'll see a sign directing you to the cabin. It is a short 2-3 minute walk.

This workshop is free and open to the public. Please register using the button on the top right of this page.

What is Birdathon?

Birdathon is the birder's equivalent to a walkathon, but better (because you get to look at birds all day). Teams of 2 or more (typically 4-5) compete to count as many bird species as possible in a consecutive 24-hour period. Birdathon is primarily a fundraiser, so teams also compete to raise the most money for the best cause: bird conservation. The birding and fundraising period is followed by a fun awards celebration with prizes for the most birds identified, most funds raised, best story, best team name and more! Birdathon is a great way to enjoy spring migration and support Houston Audubon at the same time. 

Whether you can identify 2 species or 2,000, birders of all experience levels are welcome to participate in Birdathon! Please contact us if you'd like to be placed on a team. 

Read about Birdathon 2019 here.

Questions? Contact Zineera Seth at (713) 932-1639 ext. 106 or



Bob and Heather Westendarp

If you are interested in sponsoring Birdathon or would like to contribute a match for funds raised, please contact Aimee Friend, Development Director, at or (713) 932-1639 ext. 103.