Connecticut Audbon Society


Migration Madness Birdathon, May 14-16. Register now!

Photo by Julian Hough.

April 30, 2021 — You’re probably planning on going birding in mid-May. If you are, why not sign up for the 2021 Migration Madness Birdathon and get in on the fun?

It’s scheduled for the weekend of May 14 – 16. Whether you are young or old, expert or novice, you’re invited.

What is the Birdathon?
It’s a friendly competition to see as many species as possible in Connecticut over the weekend of May 14, 15 and 16.
it’s also a way for you to contribute directly to bird conservation throughout Connecticut or near where you live.
How long does it take?
You can spend as much time birding as you want. Some people will participate for all three days. But many others will participate for just a couple of hours.
Do I have to be an expert?
No! Experts are welcome, and many expert birders will be out there looking.
But the Birdathon is designed for everyone. Novices. Intermediates. Experts.
You can go birding on your own or with friends.
Or sign up for a bird walk at one of our centers that weekend. Our staff will make sure you see plenty of birds to add to your list.
Are there prizes?
Definitely! Including the photo contest, we have prizes in eight categories.

There’s a grand prize for the most birds seen over the weekend. And this year we’ve added another chance to win a grand prize.

If you see 40 species or more over the Migration Madness weekend, and raise at least $40, you’ll be entered in a random drawing to win a beautiful carving of an owl that artist Keith Mueller is creating especially for the Birdathon.
You can also participate in the Birdathon Photo Contest.
Click here for more about prizes.

The Migration Madness Birdathon is open to all ages. Photo by Sharon Cuartero.

What is the goal of the Migration Madness Birdathon?
The goal is to encourage people to go birding in mid-May — a time of year when migration is peaking.
All skill levels are welcome. Whether you find 10 birds or 110 birds, you’re invited!
Many of Connecticut Audubon’s centers will be offering guided bird walks throughout the weekend. Experts will help you find birds to add to your Birdathon lists.
The Birdathon is also a way for you to support bird conservation in Connecticut.
When you register, you can choose which Connecticut Audubon center or project you’d like your donation to help.
Registration is only $10. Kids 12 and under are free.
Ask your friends to support your Birdathon effort. If you raise $50, we’ll send you a specially-designed Migration Madness t-shirt; kids need to raise just $25 for a t-shirt.
So please, click one of the green buttons above or below to register.
You can also read the Migration Madness FAQ page here.
If you have questions, email






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