The Coastal Virginia Birdathon (CVB) is hosted annually by CVWO and has gone by a few different names over the years. Grab your best birding buddies and binoculars and submit a bird list for a chance to win a prized trophy!
In this fun and friendly team birding competition, teams compete to identify the greatest number of bird species in a single day. The primary goals of the CVB are to raise funds for the Coastal Virginia Wildlife Observatory (CVWO) and to raise awareness of fall bird migration on the Eastern Shore and along the coastal plain of Virginia. The CVB occurs each year during peak migration when birds sing little and many have molted their breeding plumages. Add in hatch-year birds, and you'll see why its a challenge! The event is open to anyone. Participants can form their own team or a single individual can request to be placed with an existing team.
What are the categories?
· Youth (age 18 & younger)
· Special Venue ( a smaller area such as wildlife refuge, park or yard)
There is no fee to participate, however, all teams are encouraged to secure sponsors for donations, such as per species or flat-rate pledges from individuals, bird clubs and businesses. All funds raised are used to support CVWO’s field research and environmental education programs. The geographic count area includes the land, rivers, ocean, and bay areas of the entire coastal plain of Virginia (the area east of the Fall Zone or roughly the area east of Interstate 95).
To participate in this year's event, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CJ and Randy Sweet
Copyright © 2023 Coastal Virginia Wildlife Observatory - All Rights Reserved.
Website by LRI