Greater Philadelphia Birdathon

Birds are facing significant challenges – from habitat loss and climate change, to decreasing food availability and increasingly difficult migrations. They need us (all of us) to care about them before it’s too late. Birdathons are events designed to do just that. They help raise funds for the people who are working to support bird populations, as well as those who seek to make birding something that everyone can enjoy.

The Greater Philadelphia Birdathon is a 24-hour, friendly birding competition that takes place annually in early May. Whether you’ve been birding for decades or just started noticing the birds in your backyard, all skill levels are welcome to participate, because this event is all about one thing: celebrating and supporting bird populations, together.

Birdathon teams help raise funds for their choice of non-profit conservation organization, birding organization, or Bird Town. Teams can even raise funds for a specific project of their choosing that seeks to do any or all of the following:

      • Protect birds and their habitat,
      • Make our communities bird friendly,
      • Make birding more accessible and inclusive for all.

For get involved, click the links below or reach out to Margaret Rohde (

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There are lots of ways to get involved, including the annual Greater Philadelphia Birdathon.

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