Bird-a-thon

Cape May WarblerJoin us for Bird-a-thon 2014 from April 1 – June 30

Calling all bird enthusiasts! No matter your skill level, you can participate in the ICF Bird-a-thon and help support the programs that protect cranes and the habitats that they, and a multitude of additional species, depend upon. There are several ways to be part of the fun:

  • Bird on your own or assemble a team. Identify species for as long as you wish within one 24-hour period between April 1st and June 30th.

  • Make a flat-rate gift toward ICF’s Bird-a-thon.

  • Support ICF’s Co-founder, Dr. George Archibald, and the Craniac Team out in the field by pledging an amount per species spotted. George has high hopes this year!

All donations are tax-deductible and can be made online or mailed to: International Crane Foundation, Attn. Merith Adams, Donor Relations Manager, E11376 Shady Lane Rd, Baraboo, WI 53913. For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at (608) 356-9462 ext. 149.

Photo: Cape May Warbler by K.S. Gopi Sundar 

Download your 2014 Bird-a-thon packet

Bird-a-thon Information Sheet
Bird-a-thon Species Checklist
Bird-a-thon Sponsor Sheet


Congratulations to our 2013 Bird-a-thon winners and thank you again for supporting this event. All funds raised will provide critical support to ICF conservation programs throughout the world.

Individual or team raising the most dollars:

1st Prize: The Vortex Viper 6x32 Binoculars go to Team Tennessee.

2nd Prize: The Atlas Optics Sky King 8x42 Binoculars go to Team Blotz-Hallam-Kohl.

3rd Prize: The Eagle Optics Ranger 6x32 Binoculars go to Mary Manering.

Individual or team spotting the most species:

The “Big Day” Birder Prize goes to Team Tennessee with 151 species recorded. They win the Atlas Optics Sky King 8x42 Binoculars.

Honorable Mention (for those who did not qualify to win a prize):

The Craniac team recorded 134 species and raised a total of $15,415.80!

John and Judy Day recorded 76 species and raised a total of $5,672!

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Prizes for the most funds raised and most species observed are generously donated by Eagle Optics.
Thank you!