Connecticut Audbon Society

The 5th Annual Migration Madness Birdathon, May 13-15, 2022

These participants in the 2021 Birdathon are honing in on warblers at Deer Pond Farm. Photo by Michael Audette.

The Connecticut Audubon Society invites you to a weekend of great birding and bird-related programs: the 5th annual Migration Madness Birdathon, set for May 13, 14 and 15, 2022.

What is the Birdathon?
It’s a friendly competition to see as many species as possible in Connecticut over the weekend of May 13, 14 and 15.

It’s also a way for you to contribute directly to bird conservation in Connecticut.

Many Birdathon participants also enter the Migration Madness photo contest.

How does the Migration Madness Birdathon work?
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.

Simply register for the Birdathon by clicking this button.

Make a last-minute donation to the 2022 Birdathon!

Your $10 entry fee (kids 12 and under free) will go directly toward bird conservation projects in Connecticut. Ask your friends to support your Birdathon effort — their pledges will go to bird conservation work as well. 

When you register, you can choose which Connecticut Audubon center or project you’d like your donation to help.

As in the past, participants will use eBird to submit their weekend bird lists. We’ll send more details as the weekend gets closer.

If you see 40 species over the weekend and raise or contribute $40, you’ll be entered in a raffle for this year’s grand prize — a beautiful bird carving that artist Keith Mueller is creating especially for the Birdathon.

Connecticut Audubon’s centers are planning bird walks through the Birdathon weekend to help you find great birds.

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.

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.

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.

Are there prizes?
Definitely! Including the photo contest, we have prizes in eight categories. We will be announcing them soon!






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