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Spring Birdathon


2018 Birdathon Photos: The Fledglings, The Sitting Ducks, Birdathon Awards Dinner



| Rules | Pledge Tips | Team Descriptions/RegistrationDonate/Sponsor | Prizes | Submit Results | RSVP To Awards Dinner |



What is Birdathon?

It’s our biggest fundraiser of the year! Donations from this fun event support SCVAS education programs all across the Bay Area. We are thrilled to have your support in protecting local wildlife and bringing more kids into nature. So grab a team and your binoculars and get ready! Birders of all skill levels are welcome! We'll see you out there!


It's easy to get involved: If you want to learn more about birds and birding in Santa Clara County, you can join an organized group and go out with experienced leaders who will share their knowledge with you during the outing. If you want to support the fundraiser without joining a group, set yourself as a solo participant and go out and bird and report in your results. Have a group of friends you want to go birding with? Set up your own team and have a good time while helping Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society fund ongoing education programs. 


Important 2019 Dates

  • Birdathon Kickoff Dinner: Saturday, March 30
  • Competition Window: March 31 - May 5
  • Results Deadline/Donation Cutoff: Monday, May 13 at 5:00PM
  • Awards Dinner: Saturday, June 1 at 6:00PM    RSVP HERE!

Getting Started

  1. Read the rules! Learn what each team category means and what the requirements are for competing for prizes.
  2. Learn about pledges! Check out our Pledge Tips for ways to ask potential sponsors for pledges or how to make a pledge yourself.
  3. Check out the teams and register! Figure out which team (or teams) is the perfect fit for you, and then go ahead and register. Please note that no fee is due upon registration, but all participants are expected to either donate or get pledges for at least $50 per team ($15 for participants 18 years or younger) by the Birdathon donation cutoff date. 
  4. Become a sponsor! Want to support Birdathon without leaving your backyard bird feeders? Sponsor your favorite team or participant!
  5. Submit your results! If you are a Birdathon team leader, be sure to submit your team's results so that you can compete for prizes!
  6. Win prizes! there are plenty of chances to win great prizes - attend our Kickoff Dinner (look out for give-aways!), compete in a Birdathon team, and then join us for the Awards Dinner (with more give-aways!)


Questions? Please email our Birdathon Coordinator at