Connecticut Audbon Society
Migration Madness

Migration Madness

Birdathon participants who see or hear at least 40 species and raise at least $40 will be entered into a randon drawing to win this carving of a Rock Ptarmigan by artist Keith Mueler.

Birdathon Prizes

Connecticut Audubon’s 6th annual Migration Madness Birdathon is set for the weekend of May 20-21, 2023.

Participants can win a bevy of great prizes in categories created to include as many people as possible, including the Birdathon Photo Contest.

To win a prize, you must follow the Birdathon rules, which you can find here.

Grand Prize Drawing – open to all participants

The Birdathon has been lucky to be able to award as a grand prize original works by artist Keith Mueller of Killingworth.

This year Keith contributed a carving of a Rock Ptarmigan.

Every participant who saw or heard 40 species over the weekend (and submitted an eBird checklist that weekend) and also raised at least $40 was eligible for a random drawing to pick a winner. Young birders 12 and under were eligible if they raised $25 and saw 25 species.
Winner: Joanne Bourque, of Putnam.

Most species seen on May 20 and 21 — adult participant

First: An original watercolor of a Green-tailed Towhee by artist Mark Szantyr.
Winner: Frank Mantlik, of Stratford
Second: Photograph of a Connecticut bird by Patrick Comins (a ready-to-hang canvas print).
Winner: Michael Aurelia, of Old Lyme.

Most species seen on May 20 and 21 — Young birder (under 18)

$25 gift card from REI. A Connecticut Audubon hat and squeaky bird.
Winners: Kalel Attonito and Pavel Attonito, of Darien.

Connecticut Audubon staff members and their families are not eligible but members of the Board of Directors and regional boards are eligible.

Most money raised by a Birdathon participant

Photograph of a Connecticut bird by Patrick Comins (a ready-to-hang canvas print).
Winner: Frank Mantlik, of Stratford

Photo Contest
Best photo taken by an adult

1993 First Connecticut Duck Stamp
Winner: Sami DeMarco, of Milford

Best photo taken by a young birder

$25 REI gift card. Connecticut Audubon hat.
Winner: Kalel Attonito, of Darien

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