Take Part in the
3rd Annual CEC Birdathon
from May 6-22, 2022!
What is a birdathon?
It is like a walkathon or readathon, but instead of counting steps or books, we count birds! It is an opportunity to get outside, learn your birds and help raise funds for Cope Environmental Center.
Bird anytime from May 6 to May 22. Walk in your neighborhood, watch at your birdfeeders, search lakes and ponds, hike at places like Cope Environmental Center and Hayes Arboretum, or visit any bird hotspots in the country or world! Keep a checklist and seek sponsors who will donate money ($.25, $.50, $1.00, $2.00 or more!!!) per each distinct species of bird you see. Your sponsors will also have the option to make a one-time flat donation to you for your effort. Each participant is asked to have at least one sponsor but the more the better!
Free bird hikes for all skill levels beginning April 16 through May 28.
Tuesdays 7:00 – 8:00 AM
Saturdays 9:00 – 10:00 AM
Other workshops will be announced.
Be sure to check our Upcoming Events page for the latest programs.
Countdown to CEC Birdathon 2022!
Have the following information ready and click on the link below to get started! To create your personal PledgeIt account you will need:
• Your email address
• A password
• An estimation of how many species you hope to see
• An estimation of how much money you want to raise
• Photos to jazz up your account
CEC Birdathon Guidelines, Awards, & Resources
Sample Sponsor Letter – PDF Document
Bird ID Resources
Indiana Audubon Society Field Checklist – If you need one for another state, you can search your state Audubon site for you state specific checklist.
Have questions about the Birdathon? Email Karin for more information!