Evan Dalton

Lead Instructor, Landbird Conservation

What is Bird-A-Thon?

Manomet’s Bird-a-Thon is a 48-hour birding competition and fundraiser that supports Manomet’s Landbird Conservation Program. The format is similar to a walk-a-thon, except the goal is to see the most birds possible.  By participating in Bird-A-Thon (either by birding or sponsoring those who do) you’re helping us educate people of all ages about landbird migration and our connection to the natural world. Plus, it’s a great way to spend the weekend outdoors and have some fun!

This year, we’re calling out to all Manomet alumni to join us and bird wherever you are! In celebration of Manomet’s 50th year—kicking off on August 4th, 2019 and running through 2020—we encourage all former banders, staff, and board members to participate in Bird-A-Thon this September, and then join us at our headquarters in Plymouth next September (2020) for a weekend-long alumni reunion! Alumni who bird for Manomet this year will be added to our invite list for next year’s reunion (details, dates, etc. TBA).

When is it?

This year’s Bird-A-Thon will take place during the 48 hours between 12:00 AM (midnight) September 14th and 11:59 PM September 15th. Your team can bird any or all of that time!

Who Can Bird-A-Thon?

Everyone is welcome to participate. You can participate by forming a team and raising funds or you can support your favorite team with a contribution.

Why Bird-A-Thon?

Manomet’s Bird-A-Thon is an annual opportunity to join others in supporting hemispherically and globally significant research and education that has powerful and enduring impact. My students learn so much about science and about environmental indicators through analysis of decades of banding data graphs that Trevor presents for their scrutiny.  Manomet’s banding lab research and education helps to shape current and future generations of environmental stewards.

Deb Harrison - Manomet Trustee

Official event rules can be found here >>

To register your team, email Evan Dalton: