Bird-A-Thon

April 22 – May 25, 2015

Bird-A-Thon is a great chance to have some competitive fun in nature, all while raising funds for Irvine. Participation is a simple way to support the things that matter to you: education, nature and the environment.

Just gather a few friends and pledges, then head outdoors for a great day of birding. With your help, Irvine receives a pledge for each bird species your team spots. And the more birds you document, the more funding Irvine has for everything from school field trips and public programs to trail maintenance and quality animal care.

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Battle of the Beltways!

Help Irvine defeat D.C.!

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.

Here’s how to help:

  • Bird early in the season! You’ll help us get a head start. Plus, there’s a prize for the first team to see an oriole!
  • Tweet! Let us know where you are during Bird-A-Thon and what you see while you are out and about. Follow along on Twitter by including @IrvineNature and #BirdathonBattle.

Anyone can participate!

Having experience helps, but there is plenty of fun to be had for the novice birder as well. Recruit a few knowledgeable teammates, and pick up a birding field guide from the Nature Store at Irvine to help refine your skills.

First Timer? We’ve got you covered.

Visit the Nature Store for a bag of seed and a great bird feeder. Hang your new purchases and wait a few days for the birds to find them. Then you can participate in Bird-A-Thon from your own home!

Don’t have a team?

No worries! We can match you with an existing team.