Let’s get outside and count nature’s wonders in support of
Nature Forward’s environmental education, conservation,
and restoration programs!

April 15 – May 31

Our new RallyUp platform makes registering, tracking donations, and engaging supporters easy and fun! Details here.

What is the Bloomin’ Birdathon?

It’s like a walk-a-thon-style fundraiser, but instead of logging miles, you’re logging bird or flower species sightings! 

Participants ask for donations from friends and family, then get outside count birds, flowers or other species – solo or with a team.   

Donations can be a flat amount or a per-species pledge where more species found means more money raised in support of Nature Forward’s environmental education, conservation, and restoration programs! 

You can participate any day from April 15th to May 31st, and all skill levels are welcome to join! While most individuals or teams choose to compete over a 24-hour period, many teams opt to bird over the course of a weekend, a week, or even the entirety of the Bloomin’ Birdathon!  

Novice or expert, everyone can participate in this easy, fun, and important fundraiser for Nature Forward. 

Birdathon News!

Thanks to generous philanthropists Dr. Linda Lear and Mr. John Nickum, Bloomin’ Birdathon donations will be matched up to $25,000! This means every dollar you raise will be doubled!

Bloomin’ Birdathon counters will receive a special coupon for 20% all items in the Woodend Nature Shop, excluding optics. (Not valid with other offers.)

Pledge Forms
Tools to keep track of your supporters and their pledges
Top 10 Guides
Top 10 bird, tree, wildflower, and butterfly species found in the DC Region
Comprehensive lists of birds and wildflowers n the DC Region


Erin Mosley, Manager of Membership & Annual Giving, at [email protected] or 301-652-9188 x12

THANK YOU to 2023 Bloomin’ Birdathon sponsors:
Premier Sponsors
Leading Sponsors
Link Strategic Partners
Contributing Sponsors