May 11 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pmFree
Birdathon and World Migratory Bird Day
Saturday, May 11th, is the 2019 OPAS Clallam County Birdathon and World Migratory Bird Day count. This is a day for everyone to have a fun time going birding in Clallam County, tallying all the birds we see and hear. It also raises money for important OPAS projects on the north Olympic Peninsula.
The World Migratory Bird Day count is different from the Christmas Bird Count, because it includes all birds counted in Clallam County in one day. We have a grand tradition here in Clallam County, tallying over 600,000 birds of 265 species over the last 25 years. No matter where you live or visit in Clallam County, please go birding and keep a tally of the birds you see.
You can help whether you count all day, just a few hours in morning or evening, or hang out around your house and count your yard and feeders. THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS TO COUNT BIRDS! There are many out-of-the-way places in Clallam County that need coverage, so please go exploring and find some new birds. If you need some ideas about places to go, please email for suggestions.
During the count please keep track of where you count plus the miles and hours you travel. After the count mail the tally sheet to me ASAP at the Audubon Center’s address on the back. Even better, just scan and email your list to me, at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you wish you can enter your data using eBird, but please let me know if you plan to do that.
Money raised during Birdathon helps support many OPAS necessities, from printing costs, to insurance for field trips, to supporting conservation programs. Please sponsor the Birdathon count with a pledge based on our count results, and/or please send a generous donation when you receive your Birdathon letter.
Before the Birdathon, please join us on Saturday, May 4, for a field trip to review common May birds and their songs. We meet at the Dungeness River Audubon Center at Railroad Bridge Park at 8:30 a.m. to see and hear songbirds of the local forests, then travel to Dungeness Landing Park at 11 a.m. to see birds of shorelines and bays.