Audubon Society of Northern Virginia sponsors a Birdathon every spring. We send out a bunch of teams whose goal is to see as many species as possible in a 24-hour period and to raise money for our programs. Read on to find out the best tips and tricks for spotting as many species as possible, and learn why now is the best time to go out birding.
Birdathon 2019 is underway! How does it work? Like a walk-a-thon, Birdathon participants collect pledges from friends and family. Then, during any 24-hour period between April 19 and May 19, participants record how many species they can identify. The more species they identify, the more funds they raise! Birdathoners also import their data into eBird, an online database of bird observations run by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.