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Gather your flock and join the Green Birding Challenge!

This exciting challenge helps raise funds for UEC's Community Science program and to provide students and the community opportunities to learn about birds and other members of the natural world. This Green Birding Challenge is also our way of celebrating World Migratory Bird Day! Fossil fuel-free bird counts are perfect for beginner to advanced level birders. 

In addition to promoting fossil fuel-free birding, The Green Birding Challenge inspires friendly competition and encourages everyone to get outside to explore the wonders of resident and migratory birds in Milwaukee.

 

Green Birding Challenge participants try to spot the most birds (without using fossil fuels) to win!

Green Birding Challenge participants try to spot the most birds (without using fossil fuels) to win!

How to Participate

Gather a group and choose from the following categories:

  • Soaring Eagle Challenge For serious/advanced birders
    Teams of two, three or four* compete for prizes in a 5-hour (full length) competitive challenge as either a mobile "migratory" team (walking, biking) or a "resident" stationary team (Big Sit). 
    Check-in begins at 6:00 a.m. and the challenge begins at 6:30 a.m. You must return to the Urban Ecology Center by 11:30 a.m. Lunch included.
  • Register here

  • Rockin’ Robin Challenge For less competitive advanced to beginning birders
    Teams (with as many people as you'd like) compete for prizes in a shorter, 3-hour challenge.
    Check-in begins at 8:00 a.m. and the challenge begins at 8:30 a.m. You must return to the Urban Ecology Center by 11:30 a.m. Lunch included.
  • Register here

 

*A fourth team member is allowed for Soaring Eagle if they are a beginner level birder.

Click here for descriptions and rules of the different challenge types

 Choose your challenge and start or join a team  whether you’re an experienced birder or just enjoy spending time outdoors with friends, the Green Birding Challenge has something for you!

Get your 10th Annual Green Birding Challenge sweatshirt!

Green Birding Challenge Sweatshirt 2020We're giving participants the option to purchase their sweatshirts separately as a way to cut down on waste and to support the UEC. The shirts are created by Whitney Salgado (web, Instagram) the same artist who created the Milwaukee Film Festivals design!

Purchase a 10th Anniversary Green Birding Challenge adult sweatshirt or child t-shirt when you sign up for the Green Birding Challenge. Frequent Flyer Pass holder at the $300 and $500 levels includes a sweatshirt! Please order prior to April 15th to guarantee your shirt size.

Adult Sweatshirt - $35 (sizes S - 2xl)

Children's T-shirt - $15 (sizes M & L)

 

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