Alamos Wildlands Alliance Birdathon

$2,831 of $9,000 goal

Raised by 37 people in 55 months

The Alamos Wildlands Alliance (AWA)  is a 501c-3 non-profit organization incorporated in 2002. Our mission is Conservation, Education, and Research conducted largely from our Navopatia Field Station in Southern Sonora, Mexico. Through research and education we seek to promote understanding and conservation of the unique and beautiful landscapes of southern Sonora.

The annual Bird-A-Thon (or BAT) happens over two weeks, starting Superbowl weekend (Feb. 1-15). Teams compete to see the most birds and raise the most money over a 24 hour period. All funds raised go to the cost of running the field station. 

To specify a Bird-A-Thon team which you wish to contribute to, please leave a comment when entering your donation.

2015 Teams! 

A large part of the Bird-A-Thon is having fun and working in teams. With four teams signed up so far, there's plenty of room for competition. If you wish to donate under the name of a specific team, please mention one of the teams below in the comments section of your donation. 

The Field Station Frigates, Navopatia, Sonora.
The Chapulines, Oaxaca, Mexico.
Team Border Patrol, South Texas.
Team Wingtrip, Shaw Island, Washington.
Team Mayday, Washington.
Team PajaroPals, Navopatia, Sonora. 

Check out our:
Twitter: @NavopatiaFS

Have questions about forming a team and going birding for us? Feel free to e-mail us at

Thanks for your support!

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The final tallies are in for all the teams that participated! Thanks to everyone who has donated so far. It's still not too late to contribute, we'll leave the page open for another couple weeks. Here's the numbers:

Field Station Frigates: 159
PajaroPals: 150
MayDay: 84
Wingtrip: 65
Chapulines: 63 species

The Field Station Frigates reign this year, with years of practice, but the PajaroPals weren't far behind!

Lots of highlights, from rare birds on a small island (read about it here, great waterbirds from Team MayDay, and of course tantalizing neo-tropical species from those competing in Mexico! Thanks again! It was a blast!
The Field Station Frigates!
Magnificent Frigatebird credit: BMcGarry
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The Pajaro Pals, this year's Field Station Interns saw 150 species of birds on their day of birding! Team Wingtrip on Shaw Island, Washington managed a paltry 65 today. What will the Field Station Frigates pull off? It's not too late to donate to these and other teams! We greatly appreciate your support!
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We're over a 10th of the way there folks! Six teams have signed up so far and there's over a week left of birding to go.

For some inspiration on why you should support the field station (let alone have fun in the competition), check out these images of Navopatia and the surrounding area:
Gila Woodpecker release. ©B. McGarry
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We know there's more teams out there! Don't forget to sign up your team by e-mailing us your team name, location, and members at

You can participate from anywhere in the world and have two weeks starting this Sunday, Feb. 1 to get in your 24 hours of birding. Don't forget to find supporters and show them our GoFundMe page. Thanks for helping support not only the field station, but the surrounding ecosystem.
Mangrove Warbler. Credit: S. Herman.
Greater Roadrunner. Credit: S. Herman.
Sunset in the Pitaya. Credit: S. Herman
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Raised by 37 people in 55 months
Created January 4, 2015
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Scott Matetich
51 months ago

I miss the Oregon Pipe Cactus.

Mark PRetti
52 months ago

Keep up the great conservation work.

Jennifer MacKay
53 months ago

Way to go to all the teams!

Catherine Pake
53 months ago

Congratulations on your work preserving a precious environment!

lori salzer
53 months ago


David Raskin
53 months ago
Mike Krzywicki
53 months ago
Katie Stassen Barnes
53 months ago
Milo and Kay May
53 months ago

Congratulations Team MayDay! Well done Oliver Hudson May

Milo and Kay May
53 months ago

For Team MayDay! We donate $1 per species, $84. Congratulations Heather May

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