Participate in the 22nd annual Bird-A-Thon from April 22 through May 26, 2014. It's like a scavenger hunt with binoculars! Or a walk-a-thon with birds!

Bird-A-Thon is a competitive and educational event for any level of birdwatcher where participants collect pledges for finding and counting bird species. Join an organized trip, start one yourself or count independently. We can pair you up with birding experts; This is a great way to make new friends and connect with other bird lovers.

Gather a few friends and pledges, then head for the wild outdoors for a great day of birding. With your help, Irvine receives a pledge for each bird species your team spots. It's easy, relaxing and a terrific way to use your bird watching skills.

Download the 2014 Bird-A-Thon Packet.

Battle of the Beltways

New this year! We’re in a friendly competition with the Washington, D.C.-area Audubon Naturalist Society! Your sightings, pledges and shout outs can help Irvine in this bird-lovin’ battle.

To participate, individuals or teams will count as many bird species as they can in one 24-hour period over the course of the one month bird-a-thon event. Sponsors pledge or donate to either organization based on the numbers counted.The organizations will further spur on the participation by competing to see whose supporters collectively can count greatest number of bird species total.The winner, ANS or Irvine, will be crowned—a Bird’s Nest Crown—at an event in early-June.

For more information or to register to participate, call This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at 443-738-9230.