Point Blue’s 39th Annual Rich Stallcup Bird-A-Thon will take place from

September 1st to October 30th, 2016.


How it works:

  • 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! We can send you print materials if you need them.
  • After you have fun birding and turn in your donations, you are invited to join us for an awards celebration in January 2017 at our Point Blue headquarters in Petaluma!
The 2016 "Green Team" Challenge: Last year we introduced the "Green Team" Challenge. Ivan Samuels has generously offered to pledge $10 per species to the Bird-A-Thon for all Bird-A-Thon teams that *go green again! Plan to take the challenge and count 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 counting.
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.

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.

Thank you to the wonderful Bird-A-Thon Sponsors and Participants in 2015!

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

Kiley Lucan, Events Manager
3820 Cypress Drive #11
Petaluma, CA  94954

Point Blue Conservation Science Federal Tax ID:  94-1594250