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Get outside, find all the birds you can and help others discover the birds, animals and insects around them. Gather your flock and join the Green Birding Challenge!

Help us raise funds for our Community Science program and provide students and the community opportunities to learn about birds and other members of the natural world. This unique fundraiser is 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 three 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 available
  • Rockin’ Robin Challenge For less competitive advanced to beginning birders
    Teams of two, three or four* 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 available.
  • Fledgling Fun Challenge For families or novices who want to get outside, have fun and learn about birds
    Teams of two or more (10 person maximum) participate in a non-competitive, 2-hour mini-challenge with guided opportunities to learn about birds and participate in bird-themed quests for prizes.
    Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. and the challenge begins at 9:00 a.m. You must return to the Urban Ecology Center by 11:00 a.m. (no lunch).

*A fourth team member is allowed for Soaring Eagle or Rockin’ Robin 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!

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Green Birding Challenge participants from all ages

 

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Special thank you to our sponsors whose generous support has helped make this event possible!

 

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