Point Blue’s 39th Annual Rich Stallcup Bird-A-Thon

September 1 - October 15, 2016



How it works:

  1. Choose a 24-hour period within the dates to spend time out in nature. You may chose to go birding and identify as many bird species as possible, either by sight or sound or enjoy or any recreational activity that brings you outside. Have friends, family, co-workers, local businesses, and anybody else you know get in on the fun by sponsoring you.
  2. Collect your donations by sending your sponsors a link to your team Bird-A-Thon page online, where they can support your endeavor. Top fundraisers and birders receive recognition at the annual awards dinner!
  3. After you have fun out in nature, share your story with your sponsors and see the donations come in to support Point Blue's conservation science for a healthy blue planet. 
  4. You are invited to join us for the annual Awards Celebration on Saturday, January 21 2017 at Point Blue's headquarters in Petaluma! Bird-A-Thon counters, donors and sponsors can RSVP by clicking here!

What your dollars do: Every dollar you raise through the Rich Stallcup Bird-A-Thon helps protect birds, other wildlife, and the environment we all share. Over the past 38 years, people like you have raised over $3 million. The funds you raise advance conservation and reduce the impacts of habitat loss, climate change, and other environmental threats – on land and at sea.

Make an even greater impact and join the Green Team Challenge: Join us in the Green Team Challenge and your team will receive an extra $10 for every species counted, which March Conservation Fund has generously offered to pledge to the Bird-A-Thon. Plan to take the challenge and go green in 2016!

*To go green, a team must use alternative forms of transportation (including biking, walking, kayaking etc.) to any type of motor vehicles. Counters may use vehicles to and from their starting destination before they begin their day.

Thank you to Sponsors and Participants in 2015! Click here to see all the generous Bird-A-Thon supporters!


Bird-A-Thon's History: 2016 will mark the 39th year of this Point Blue tradition! Bird-A-Thon has raised a total of more than $3 million in critical support for our healthy blue planet through Point Blue's award-winning bird and ecosystem conservation science.

Rich Stallcup was Point Blue’s naturalist extraordinaire, ecologist, and advocate for “all things wild.” He devoted his life to sharing his tremendous knowledge of birds and wildlife with others. His passion for the earth and its inhabitants is his legacy to us all. As its constant promoter and the event’s biggest fundraiser, Rich also loved the Bird-A-Thon. This annual tradition was renamed in 2012 to honor Rich and his legacy.

Point Blue Conservation Science (founded as Point Reyes Bird Observatory) advances conservation of birds, other wildlife and ecosystems through science,  partnerships and outreach. Our 140+ scientists and staff work to reduce the impacts of climate change, habitat loss and other environmental threats while promoting nature-based, climate-smart solutions for wildlife and people.

For more information on the 2016 Bird-A-Thon, please contact:

Eve Williams, Development and Operations Manager
707.781.2555 ext 356
3820 Cypress Drive #11
Petaluma, CA  94954

Point Blue Conservation Science Federal Tax ID:  94-1594250