The Third Annual Green Birding Challenge
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Black capped ChickadeeThe Green Birding Challenge is back!

Get out your hiking shoes, dust off your bins, pump up your bike tires, and fluff up your seat cushions! The Urban Ecology Center's Green Birding Challenge is back for the 3rd year. Join us for a morning of green birding adventures and camraderie.

This year we will have 50% more bird cliches - so kill two birds with one stone, because a bird in the bush is worth more than learning about the birds and the bees.

Green Birding Challenge
Saturday, May 11
6 a.m. to noon.

Teams will compete in one of four “green” or fossil-fuel-free birding categories designed for all levels of skill or mobility.


Many thanks to our sponsors!

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Prizes

Can your team find the most bird species and/or raise the most donations? Prizes include guided trips and other bird-related items. After the prizes are awarded, we’ll have a delicious lunch.

How to get started:

  1. Put together a team of three people. (You can add a fourth, but only if one of your team members is a birding novice. We trust your judgment on this.)  Mini-Challenge teams will not be limited in number.

  2. Choose a category in which to compete:
  3. Register!
  4. Be sure to give us your team name team name. Registration fee includes lunch and a t-shirt.

  5. After you register, start collecting pledges! Ask folks to donate online or use this form to collect pledges. Don't forget to give folks your team name so you can be credited with their donation.

So, why are we doing this in May?

In addition to being the best month for seeing returning colorful migrant birds, May is the month when we celebrate International Migratory Bird Day -- when people all over the world celebrate the migratory birds that transcend political boundaries and help make the world a smaller place.