Birdathon is one of our major fundraisers. It is similar to a walkathon or marathon where participants
raise money for Denver Audubon by birding (not
walking or running, whew!).

Proceeds fund school, family, and conservation programs.

There are three ways to participate:

Form a team

Organize a team of people who can all bird on the same day during May (it doesn’t matter what day in May, you pick). Before your team’s day, collect pledges from sponsors: friends, family, coworkers, anyone! Count the number of bird species the entire 24 hours of your team’s day! To register a new team, fill out this form.

Sign up for a team

Current teams are listed below. If you would like to join one of the teams listed, please email Rhonda and let her know. We will send you sample letters to help you raise funds.

Support a team

Just click on any one of the donate links below to support your preferred team. If you don’t want to donate online, please mail a check to us at 9308 S. Wadsworth Blvd. Littleton, CO 80128.

What about social distancing?

We anticipate that even if Colorado’s stay-home order is lifted by May, limitations to group outings may still be imposed. As such, teams with multiple people can bird in different/individual locations. A team can consist of a single person or a single family. You don’t need to go anywhere, birding in your backyard is perfectly fine.

Ideas and Fundraising Tips

Support Your Favorite Team

Below is the current list of teams. You can support specific individuals or the entire team by donating to the team captain. Team captains are listed below in bold.


Fowl Play(ers)

Karl, Rhonda, Emily, Kate, Suzy, Andy, Carolyn, and Betty


Mind the Gape

Graham, Dina, Mathew, Ellie, Leslie, Frank, Curt, Alyssa, Sarah, Yelana, Brian, and Natalie


The Little Fledglings

Reed, August, Ren, Megan, Santiago, Sebastian, James, and Gabriel


Talk Birdy to Me

Ryan and Angie


Covid Corvids

Nancy, Ben, Sarah, and Dale



Hugh and Urling


Board and Friends

Shelley, Diane, Arlene, Heidi, Alex, and Debra

Mountain Chickadee by Dick Vogel

Squishy Cheeks


Clark's Nutcracker

Tuesday Birders

Ann, Cynthia, Dave, and Tuesday Birders

Rufous Hummingbird 10 by Dick Vogel

The Hall Family

Barbara and Don


Birdathon on a Bike


Birds 366 Blue jay

Boomer Birders

Cynthia and Jan

Birds 483 Cordilleran flycatcher

The Bird Dogs

Leslie, Kris, Michele, and Amanda


Red-Tail Rascals

Sally, Stefan, and Barbra from Red Rocks Community College

Doug Kibbe

4 Vets in Search of a Bird

Doug, Mackenzie, and Elaine