Announcing the Spring 2021 World Migratory Bird Day Birdathon!

We’re happy to announce the 2021 Brooklyn Bird Club Birdathon, to be held in celebration of World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) on Saturday, May 8, 2021.

The annual Birdathon asks birders to form teams of up to 6 members and count bird species in Brooklyn in support of a cause that helps the birds we love. Everyone is welcome ─ hardcore birders, backyard feeder watchers, and beginners! Like a walkathon, participants collect pledges and donations from friends and family for finding and counting bird species on the day of the Birdathon. Instead of getting a pledge per mile walked, Birdathon participants ask for a pledge for each bird species seen by the team.

This year’s designated beneficiary of our annual Birdathon is the Grassland Bird Trust. We will be assisting them with the purchase of 200 acres of critical Short-eared Owl habitat in Washington County NY. Teams will be instructed how to make donations at the end of the birdathon.

Please register your team by sending team members, your day’s goal, and a team name to Bobbi Manian by Tuesday, May 4, 2021.

If you’d like to be connected to a team, contact Bobbi Manian (see above) who will try to connect people with similar levels of commitment