Birdwatchers alert: Audubon’s annual Florida Birdathon event runs April 8-14



There’s no better time to watch (and count) birds than spring. Birdwatchers across the state are marking their calendars, getting out their binoculars, and gearing up for the Audubon Florida Birdathon.

Birdathon is an Audubon event that began in the 1980s to identify as many species of birds as possible over a 24-hour period while raising funds to protect birds and the places they need. This year, participants can choose any 24-hour window between April 8 and April 14. Registration is required at

“Spring migration is the perfect time for our Audubon Florida Birdathon. In addition to Florida’s iconic year-round avian residents — like the prairie kite and roseate spoonbill — we’ll be looking for colorful migrants, heading north from the tropics,” says Julie Wraithmell, executive director of Audubon Florida. . “Visiting the diverse landscapes of the Sunshine State reminds us that the conservation, monitoring and scientific work of Audubon teams across the state protects the birds and the places they need, now and in the future.”

Interested Floridians can participate in one of three ways – and for those who are ambitious, they can do all three:

¦ Register as a participant and invite your friends, family and network to support efforts to see as many bird species as possible during a 24-hour period between April 8-14

¦ Create or join a team

¦ Support a staff member or friend in their efforts by donating on their page

Learn more about participating in ¦

– Audubon is Florida’s oldest statewide conservation group. Founded in 1900, its mission is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s biological diversity.


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