Fort Collins Audubon Society Bird-a-thon

The Birdathon, a 24-hour team search for birds in Larimer and Weld counties, is conducted during the peak of spring migration in the foothills and on the high plains. Fort Collins Audubon Society has been conducting this Birdathon—an annual spring fundraiser and an annual rite of spring—for over 27 years.

“The spring Birdathon is a great way to support Fort Collins Audubon. It’s also a great way to get out and identify birds in the company of expert birders at the peak time of the year,” said Joel Hurmence, past-president of Fort Collins Audubon.

Fort Collins Audubon is active in many areas of conservation and education in Larimer County and looks forward to expanded offerings in upcoming events. The board has set a number of new goals and project needs. A few are highlighted here: expanded monthly programs in Fort Collins and offering programs in Loveland, conservation and advocacy by support of the Audubon Colorado state legislative affairs liaison, building the endowment of our new Scholarship Fund, adoption of Fossil Creek Reservoir Important Bird Area, partnering with Larimer County Open Lands to print and distribute Fossil Creek IBA bird checklists and supporting habitat improvement projects, expanding our website, telephone message center, and newsletter, and obtaining office space.

People can participate in four different ways: 1) Team Leader (lead a Birdathon team in Larimer & Weld counties); 2) Team Member (participate on a team and obtain pledges); 3) Pledge Partner (provide a pledge to a team member); 4) Business Pledge Partner (provide a pledge to a team member or a team).