Another successful Birdathon is in the books! On May 26, 2019, our skilled team of bird counters and volunteers headed to the Point and other nearby birding hotspots to count as many species as possible in one day for this annual fundraising event supporting the amazing work happening here at Whitefish Point Bird Observatory. An impressive 155 species were seen or heard!
The main species highlights of the 2019 Birdathon are Black-backed Woodpecker, Pacific Loon, and American White Pelican all seen at the Point itself. Other notable birds include American Bittern, Ruddy Turnstone, Cooper’s Hawk, Glaucous Gull, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Common Nighthawk, Le Conte’s Sparrow, and 24 species of warbler.
It’s not too late to give to the 2019 Birdathon campaign! We accept donations toward Birdathon even after the event has taken place. Because our work is 100% donor funded, Birdathon provides all of our supporters with an opportunity to make a significant impact on our work at WPBO including the preservation of important, endangered habitats and bird species such as the Piping Plover, and the continued monitoring of hawk, owl, waterbird, and passerine migration.
When you donate to Birdathon, you will receive the full 2019 Birdathon species list.
WPBO is celebrating 40 years of bird conservation — let’s celebrate this milestone with another successful Birdathon, protecting this birding paradise and its inhabitants, and supporting our research for decades to come.
Donations can also be made via phone at (517) 580-7364 or by mailing your donation to:
c/o Michigan Audubon
2310 Science Parkway, Suite 200
Okemos, MI 48864
Please make checks payable to Michigan Audubon.