Join us for the World's Coldest Birdathon!
Friday January 13 and Saturday January 14, 2017
A birdathon in northern Minnesota in January? You’ve got to be kidding! The BRRRRdathon may be the world’s coldest birdathon but it can also be the most exhilarating with the possibility of many boreal specialties in the North Woods. Imagine tallying the likes of Great Gray Owl, Boreal Chickadee, Black-backed Woodpecker, Pine Grosbeak, Bohemian Waxwing, Hoary Redpoll, Gyrfalcon and Northern Hawk Owl in a two-day birding spree! Winning teams and photographers get the honor of having their name memorialized on “Gary the Great Gray Owl,” a solid granite sculpture by Minnesota artist Keith Raivo.
Our hardy (or just plain foolhardy) participants brave these bone-chilling temperatures to maximize their species lists, while raising money for Friends of Sax-Zim Bog in the process. We encourage you to join us in supporting BRRRRDathon participants by giving a donation to Friends of Sax-Zim Bog in their honor (you can live vicariously through them, while in the comfort of your own warm home!). Win-win-win.
Bonus: Any donation $20 or greater automatically gives you a membership to Friends of Sax-Zim Bog.