March 1 — May 20

Our biggest fundraiser of the year is back, with a 2024 goal of raising $90,000 to protect Bay Area birds. Your participation supports our youth education program, habitat restoration, and conservation advocacy.

How To Participate

Choose from over 35 unique birding trips and behind-the-scenes opportunities and support local Bay Area Birds. These trips will fill fast, so don’t miss your chance to register!

Registration opens February 28

Go birding and support Bay Area birds by creating your own fundraising campaign through our easy-to-use platform. Then, share your campaign with friends and family!

Open Now – May 15

Form a 3-10 person team and sign up for our “Big Day” birding competition to see who can observe the most species and raise the most money on Saturday, April 27th!

Register by Friday, April 19

Adventure Auction

May 5 – 20

Treat yourself to one-of-a-kind birding experiences, art, and other items. Highlights include “bed and bird” vacation packages in hotspots such as Arizona, the Rockies, and NYC, where you can explore Central Park with a local birding guide.

Opens May 5 and closes May 20th.

Auction Site Link will be available Sunday, April 28

Watch our Orientation Video

Check Out our Fundraising Tips Sheet!

2024 Fundraising

Awards Celebration

Sunday, May 19 2024

The Shoreline Center (MLK Jr. Regional Shoreline, Oakland)

Join in-person to celebrate our success during this year’s Birdathon! This is your opportunity to mingle, share Birdathon stories, enjoy boutique wines and gourmet appetizers, and most importantly, honor our dedicated field trip leaders and fundraisers.

Free tickets available on April 21

Join the Host Committee

Join the Host Committee and keep this year’s celebration event free for the rest of our community! Make your tax-deductible donation to Golden Gate Bird Alliance to help cover the cost of our venue rental fee and catering costs.

Birdathon 2024 MERCH