It’s time for Birdathon 2024! | Montana Audubon

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It’s time for Birdathon 2024!


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Summer is quickly approaching- recently returned migratory birds have been busy mating and nesting, native plants are sprouting, and the days are becoming longer and warmer. What better way to celebrate the abundance of new wildlife than with Montana Audubon’s annual Birdathon, one of our largest fundraisers of the year!

What is Birdathon?

For 24 hours, starting at 6 pm on June 26 and going until 6 pm on June 27, Montana Audubon staff will spread out across the state to count as many bird species as possible to raise money to support our important research, advocacy, and educational work in Montana. We’re hoping to find 100 bird species in total this year!

Giving to Birdathon is easy

Donate on a per-bird species basis, or make a lump-sum gift of any amount. Make a lump-sum donation online, or email your pledge information to: [email protected]

Double Your Conservation Impact!

The best part? Thanks to a generous donor, your gift will be matched up to $20,000. This means that your Birdathon donation will have double the impact!

Whether you give $25 or $2,500, every donation helps support our conservation and education programs across the state. Our goal is to raise $40,000 this year- will you help us meet this challenge?

Your Generosity Funds Conservation

Thanks to you, Montana Audubon continues to impact the conservation of native birds, wildlife, and other habitats across Montana through our science, conservation education, and public policy work.

With your support, we’ve accomplished so much in the past year! Some highlights:

  • Engaging 21,000 students and community members in over 8,000 hours of conservation education programs at the Montana Audubon Center
  • Detecting a total of 156 Black Swifts at 28 sites across western Montana and northern Idaho last summer
  • Reaching 16 total Audubon Bird-Friendly Certified ranches in Montana, totaling 138,709 acres- including the state’s first certified bison ranch
  • Lobbing on 50 bills during the 2023 Montana Legislative Session pertaining to wildlife & habitat, climate & energy, and land use & water, supporting 16 and opposing 34.

When you support Birdathon, you support the continuation of this important work, creating impactful and positive change for Montana’s birds and wildlife.

Please help us sustain conservation efforts with a contribution to our 2024 Birdathon!


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PS: Donate $100+ or $1+ per bird species to receive our Bird Guide or Wildlife Guide. Donate $200+ or $2+ per bird species and receive both guides!





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