HB Urban Forest BIRD-A-THON

SAVE THE DATES: September 22-25, 2022

On behalf of the Huntington Beach Tree Society, my Western Bluebird family and all the birds in the HB Urban Forest, I’m please to invite you to the first-ever Huntington Beach Urban Forest BIRD-A-THON. We hope to see you there! (Photo by Urban Forest birder James Kendall)

Join the Fun, Everyone!

The fall Huntington Beach Urban Forest BIRD-A-THON is a four-day fundraiser for planting and bird-friendly improvements at the Urban Forest. Similar to a walk-a-thon, bird-watching participants will compete as individuals or teams, raising pledge money by counting birds and bird species, recording data on the popular eBird app. Participants can “bird” the park any daylight hours on any day from Thursday, Sept. 22, through Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022 in order to be included in the bird-friendly competition. Participants need not have any prior birding knowledge or experience to join the fun.

There is no fee for participating. Each eBird report – or checklist of birds commonly observed in the HB Urban Forest (see downloadable document, above) – that you submit will be tallied and considered for participating Awards of Recognition. Recognition will be awarded for distinguished performance relating to effort and accomplishment.

Everyone is welcome – expert birders, casual birdwatchers and beginners. The primary goals of the event are to raise needed funds for maintenance and expansion of the Urban Forest and to enjoy nature!

  • Click here for a printable map showing the parking area, restroom location and HB Urban Forest birding trails.
  • Click here to download a listing and photographs of birds commonly observed in the HB Urban Forest.
  • Pledge request forms for individuals collecting pledges are found here.
  • Download pledge request forms for your team pledges by clicking here.

Want more information?  Please email UFbirder@gmail.com.