Conservation of habitat is about people working together to protect places for birds, other wildlife and the human spirit.
With Montana’s landscapes stirring back to life, it is time for our annual Birdathon, Montana’s Audubon’s largest and most important fundraiser of the year, and an important way to engage our supporters in the conservation work we’re doing on behalf of birds and other wildlife in Montana.
Our 2020 Birdathon will take place over 24 hours starting June 26 th, 6 pm, with bird species to be recorded by Montana Audubon staff and board members. The goal is to identify the highest number of bird species in a 24 hour period. (we’re shooting for 100!) Giving to the Birdathon is easy. You can choose to donate on a “per-bird species” basis or a lump-sum gift. Either way, you will help sustain our conservation work in 2020 and beyond!
PS: Donors who contribute of a lump sum of $100 or more, or $1 or more per-bird pledge, will receive our newly published Montana Audubon Bird Guide.GIVE NOW >
Email Your Per Bird Pledge
Send the following information:
The amount you’d like to pledge, per bird that we find on 6/26 – 6/27
Your name, address and phone number
NOTE: This campaign will be active through July 11th.
All of us greatly appreciate your contributions, without which we would not be able to make such a great impact. Support throughout 2019, especially through Birdathon, empowered us to accomplish so much, including the following:
Expand Montana eBird, which now boasts 290,000 checklists by 10,000 Montana eBirders, which include data on 428 bird species, only 2 years after we launched this invaluable Cornell Lab of Ornithology resource in Montana; Partnered with Montana Natural Heritage Program to support and hire our first full-time Avian Technician Data Specialist, who will analyze all of our citizen science data to inform conservation strategies in the state
Form an official partnership with National Audubon Society to launch Audubon Conservation Ranching in Montana, a program designed to use market-based strategies to enhance bird and other wildlife habitats on Montana ranches.
With a strong coalition of Montanan and national partners, helped to pass reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) through two public events and a Montana legislator postcard campaign, and continuing to work through current legislative opportunities to fully fund LWCF, which would result in $1.3 billion in conservation funding across the United States
Connect approximately 2,500 adults and youth with nature through the quality
education programs provided at our Montana Audubon Center in Billings
2018, 2019, 2020 (coming soon!)