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VSP: Houston Audubon Birdathon
March 22 - May 13
Whether you can identify 2 species or 2,000, birders of all experience levels are welcome to participate in 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 one 24-hour period. Birdathon is primarily a fundraiser for the Houston Audubon, so teams also compete to raise the most money for the best cause: bird conservation.
Birding can be done anywhere in Texas but we encourage your team to stay within the Fort Bend and Waller counties. You and your team can decide which 24 hours you want to bird. Birding can begin March 22 and must end by May 13.
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.
Please contact Zineera Seth with the Houston Audubon if you’d like to be placed on a team.
Be sure to attend the March 10 Kickoff Workshop to learn all about how to do this Birdathon. Click here for the information on the Kickoff Workshop.
[VSP hours to be recorded in VMS under “Houston Audubon Society:TMN report hours”. ]