Welcome to Manomet’s 45th annual Bird-a-Thon!

Bird-a-Thon is a 24-hour birding extravaganza that contributes to bird research and conservation! On Saturday, October 14, 2023, participants will count as many bird species as they can find by sight or sound and add their findings to Manomet’s eBird list. By participating, you are being a part of Community Science and contributing to long-term data and critical research—and helping us reach our Bird-a-Thon goal of 400 species counted in total!

It’s easy to get involved and join the fun, and you can bird as much or as little as you’d like. Join a Manomet event near you (see the map below) or head outdoors wherever you are to enjoy nature, do some birding, and support Manomet’s important work.

Get Involved

Go Birding

  • Join a Manomet event near you (see the map below) or get your friends and family together to bird in your backyard or go on a bird walk.
  • Use the eBird app to track the bird species you observe and share your bird list with @ManometBAT (see directions in the resources below).
  • Help us reach 400 species in 24 hours!

Represent Manomet: Bird-a-Thon Swag!

  • Click here to order Bird-a-Thon swag designed by the Fall 2023 Bird Banding Team!

Share on Social Media

  • Whether you’re joining Manomet for a bird walk or birding in your backyard—we want to see it! Share photos on Instagram and Facebook and tag @ManometCenter.
  • Did you get a photo of a super cool bird you saw? Tag @ManometCenter so everyone else can see it too!
  • Encourage your friends and family to participate in Bird-a-Thon by sharing Manomet’s posts leading up to the event!


  • We rely on passionate environmentalists like you to continue our research and education. Consider a gift to Manomet during Bird-a-Thon to support the Trevor Lloyd-Evans Banding Lab and help us continue to find answers to complex environmental challenges and create a more sustainable future—one where future generations can enjoy nature and all it has to offer.

Bird-a-Thon Events, Saturday, October 14th:


East Point Audubon Sanctuary Bird Walk, Biddeford Pool, ME 8:00am—10:00am EDT


Bird Walk & Talk on the Esplanade, Boston, MA 8:00am—10:00am EDT

Duxbury Bird Walk (Hosted by South Shore Bird Club), Duxbury, MA 8:00am—11:00am EDT

Bird Walk at The Pinehills, Plymouth, MA 8:30am—10:30am EDT

Birding on the Bluff at Manomet HQ, Plymouth, MA 9:00am—12:00pm EDT

Squantum Point Park Bird Walk, Quincy, MA 11:45am—1:30pm EDT **

Great Pond Bird Walk,  Randolph, MA 2:30pm—4:30pm EDT **

Chapin Beach Shorebird Walk, Dennis, MA 3:00pm—5:00pm EDT

Penikese Birding Trip (Hosted by Penikese Island School in collaboration with Biodiversity Works and Manomet: Ticketed Event, $125 pp), Falmouth, MA 9:00am—4:00pm EDT

** Bird walks tailored to kids and beginner birders. 


Big Sit & Eclipse, Austwell, TX 8:00am—10:00am CDT



    • If you’re joining a Manomet birding event, the leader will compile everyone’s observations and report for the group. If you’re birding on your own or with friends, read below on how to report your observations:
      • In order to contribute to Manomet’s goal of observing 400 bird species, you must submit an eBird list—essentially a list of birds you observed in one location.
        • First, download the eBird app and create an account.
        • Read about how to submit your sightings on eBird.
        • Once you begin birding, you’ll start a checklist and record your observations.
        • When you’re done, share your checklist with Manomet by clicking “Share checklist with” and type “ManometBAT”. Then, click submit in the lower right corner!
        • Congrats—you’ve just contributed to an important data set and participated in Community Science!
    • If you’re unable to submit your list via eBird, send a typed list of bird species to mfagant@manomet.org.