You can count! Join or sponsor a Rich Stallcup Bird-A-Thon team today!

To our long-time counters and sponsors,

welcome back for another year of

Bird-A-Thon fun and exploration!

For newcomers and others, get in on the fun. It's easy!

How it works. Point Blue’s 37th Annual Rich Stallcup Bird-A-Thon takes place from September 1st to October 15th.

Choose a 24-hour period within those dates to identify as many bird species as possible, either by sight or sound. Have friends, family, co-workers, local businesses, and anybody else you know get in on the fun by sponsoring you.

Collect your donations by hand or have your sponsors give to your team online through your own your Bird-A-Thon page. Prizes go to top fundraisers and birders!
After you have fun birding and turn in your donations, you are invited to join us for an awards celebration on January 24, 2015 at our Point Blue headquarters in Petaluma! Save the date on your calendar now!
The 2014 "Green Team" Challenge. A "Green Team" is a special Bird-A-Thon team that only counts birds detected without the aid of any automobile. Counters can meet up using whatever means necessary, but the actual counting of birds begins and ends in a carbon-free scenario (e.g., hiking and biking). This year Point Blue board member Ivan Samuels has generously pledged $10 per species to all Bird-A-Thon teams that go green. Take the challenge and count green!
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 36 years, people like you have raised over $2.8 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.

Bird-A-Thon: A History

Now in its 37th year, Bird-A-Thon has raised a total of $2.8 million in urgently-needed funds for Point Blue's award-winning bird and ecosystem conservation science efforts.

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 2014 Bird-A-Thon, please contact:

Alison Romano, Membership Manager
707.781.2555 x320
3820 Cypress Drive #11
Petaluma, CA  94954

Point Blue Conservation Science Federal Tax ID:  94-1594250