Join us in April, as teams search for as many birds as they can find in Napa and Solano counties!

What is a Bird-A-Thon?

It is a crazy, fun, friendly competition between birders that also raises much needed funds for helping the objects of their obsession: birds! Teams of birders plan the “perfect” day, where during 6 or 24 hours they try to see as many different birds as possible. This means planning exact travel routes and knowing which birds are where and when. Then the race is on!

How does this help the birds? Because each team is raising funds for Napa-Solano Audubon through donations from sponsors like you. Sponsors can either donate a flat amount to their participant of choice, or they can sponsor an amount per species seen.

Why should I participate?

Because it's for the birds! Funds raised will support educational programs that educate kids and adults about birds and nature, and citizen science projects that gather critical data about birds and habitats for science.

Also, it's fun! Whether you're in the bird-a-thon or cheering on your friends, a good time will be had!

And, there is a picnic for participants and sponsors to share results and tales of your adventures!


Yes, we will share results and announce the prize winners at a picnic on May 12. This is free to anybody who participated or to sponsors giving at least $25, but you must register in advance. The link to register is on the main festival page.

But I don't have a team?

No problem! If you want to participate but don't have anybody to join you, we'll connect you with a team that could use an extra set of eyes. When you register, just indicate you're looking for a team and we'll do the rest.

OK, I'm sold. What's next?

To participate, click the "Register" link above. There is a minimum $25 donation to join a team. You can donate this yourself, but we encourage all participants to ask friends, family, and local businesses to sponsor them!

Then, get started fundraising and planning your route!

What if I have questions?

Email or hit us up on Facebook.