37th Annual Bloomin' Birdathon
April 15, 2017 through May 22, 2017
Photo credit: Chan Chao
The ANS Bloomin' Birdathon is our biggest fundraising event of the year. Over the course of one month each spring, April 15 - May 22, teams and individuals count as many wildflower or bird species as they can at locations of their choice during a 24-hour period.
Join us for the 36th annual Bloomin' Birdathon
Ready to get started?
STEP 1: Register
You can count as an individual, as part of a team, or join one of our expert bird leaders at our FREE Birding Trips.
STEP 2: Raise Funds
Invite friends, family, neighbors and coworkers to sponsor you and help raise funds for ANS's conservation and education programs.
STEP 3: Count
Pick any day between April 15 and May 22 - head out and have a good time while helping count for a great cause!
Counting for a Cause
Below are resources to help boost your Bloomin' Birdathon numbers and organize your sponsors. Download your Participant Packet HERE.
Participant Packet includes:
- Bloomin' Birdathon Sponsor sheet
- Donation form for your sponsors
- Sample sponsor request email/letter
- Birding checklist
- Wildflower checklist
Don't want to count alone?
- Count during one of our FREE Birding Trips.
- Join our FREE family program - Weekend Walk in the Woods, to complete your count.
- Sign up for a fee-based trip led by an experienced naturalists.
2017 Teams and Individual Participants:
*Check back often for an updated list of participating teams and individuals.
- ANS Board Birdathon Team
- Team No Carbon Footprint
- John Bjerke
- Neal Fitzpatrick
- Stephanie Mason & Pam Oves
- Loree Trilling
- Jacky Wershbale
Appreciate birding, but don't want to count?
Become a sponsor! Sponsor a friend, family member, coworker or team by making a tax-deductible donation to ANS's Bloomin' Birdathon. Your support of the Bloomin' Birdathon helps raise critical funds for our local conservation and education programs.
Please contact Loree Trilling by email or phone at 301-652-9188 x35.