2019 Bird-a-thon Results & Highlights

Red-bellied Woodpecker © Irwin Lakin
Red-bellied Woodpecker © Irwin Lakin

Thank you to all Bird-a-thon 2019 participants and donors who made this one of our biggest years yet!

Together we raised $235,000, recorded 273 species, and had 24 teams supporting different Mass Audubon wildlife sanctuaries and programs.

You can see photos from this year's Bird-a-thon in our 2019 photo album.


Congratulations to the Bird-a-thon 2019 Winners!

→ Team Awards, Cups, & Prizes ←

Brewster Cup

1st place, species recorded
Drumlin Farm, 231 species

Forbush Award

2nd place, species recorded
Moose Hill, 229 species

County Cup

1st Place, % of county par number
Arcadia & CT River Valley (Hampshire County), 159/139 species (114%)

Hatheway Cup

1st place, $ raised
Joppa Flats, $34,650

$ Cup

2nd place, $ raised
Drumlin Farm, $30,850

Statewide Migration Award

Greatest % increase in $ raised over last year, excluding new teams
Felix Neck, 144% increase ($7,825)

→ Regional Migration Awards ←

Teams showing the greatest percentage increase in fundraising dollars in their region from 2018 to 2019, excluding the 2019 Statewide Migration Award. Prize: Up to $100 towards a team party.

Greater Boston/North Shore Region

Moose Hill, 37% increase ($3,500)

Central/West Region

Arcadia & CT River Valley, 121% increase ($8,492)

Southeast, Cape, & Islands Region

Wellfleet Bay, 16% increase ($20,000)

→ Individual Awards & Prizes ←

Statewide winner is individual participant (non-staff) who raised the most money across the state for his/her team. Regional winners are individual participants (non-staff) in each region who raised the most money for their team, excluding the statewide winner.

Statewide Top Individual Fundraiser

Michael Pappone—$11,085 (Science & Bird Conservation)

Winner receives a custom digital artwork by Mass Audubon graphic designer OR a day of birding with Wayne Petersen.

Regional Top Individual Fundraisers

Winners receive a $25 Mass Audubon gift certificate for use in the Mass Audubon Shop or towards Mass Audubon programs.

Central & West

  1. Anne Lombard (Arcadia & CT River Valley), $3,000
  2. Derek Allard (Arcadia & CT River Valley), $810
  3. Janet Bissel (Arcadia & CT River Valley), $740

Greater Boston & North Shore

  1. Marygrace & Peter Barber (Boston Nature Center), $4,730
  2. David Weaver (Joppa Flats), $4,600
  3. Ryan Evans & Darcy Duke (Drumlin Farm), $4,000

Southeast, Cape, & Islands

  1. Ivan Ace (Wellfleet Bay), $2,525
  2. LeBaron Briggs (South Shore), $2,325
  3. Steven Whitebread (South Shore), $2,000

Statewide Programs/General Operating

  1. Sandy Sutherland (Coastal Waterbird Program), $1,956
  2. Craig Gibson (Science & Bird Conservation), $1,000
  3. Constance Lapite (Science & Bird Conservation), $650
Top Staff Fundraisers

Winners receive "nature heroes" t-shirt from the Mass Audubon Shop.

  1. Lisa Hutchings (Joppa Flats), $8,161
  2. Deb Cary (Broad Meadow Brook), $6,000
  3. Kathy Seymour (Drumlin Farm), $5,450

High Flyers

Raised $500+

High Flyers are invited to two exclusive birding outings with a member of the Mass Audubon leadership team and a star birder.

Ivan Ace, Derek Allard, Annemarie Altman, Josie Anderson, Mike Baird, Marygrace & Peter Barber, Spring Beckhorn, Suzan Bellincampi, Janet Bissel, Bruce Bolnick, Leslie Bostrom, Julie Brandlen, LeBaron Briggs, Bruce Black & Mary Brogan, Marie Broudy, Jean Bruns, Brendan Burke, Stephen Burke, Janet Bush, Jeff Collins, Owen Cunningham, Becky Cushing, Carol Decker, Pat Donahue, Neil Dowling, Jessica Huddy & Jon Doyle, Ryan Evans & Darcy Duke, Chris Eaton, Erin Ellingwood, Jay Farwell, Linda Ferraresso, Mark Fiandaca, Karen First, Melinda Forist, Dan Fournier, Steve French, Martha Gach, Susan Garland, Bill Gette, Craig Gibson, Ida Giriunas, Rita Grossman, Melissa Hansen, Justine Hanson, Susan Hardy, Susan Hedman, Elizabeth Hill Gest, Bobbie Hodson, Philip Hunsaker, Lisa Hutchings, Jonah Keane, Brian Keevan, Josey Kirkland, Constance Lapite, David Larson, Amy LePak, Anne Lombard, Gwyn Loud, David Ludlow, Sue MacCallum, Andy Magee, Henry & Deb Mauer, Robert Mayer, Ellen McBride, Jake Miller, Keelin Miller, Lauren Miller Donnelly, David Moon, Ken Morton, Kylee & Vince Noga, Patty O'Neill, Karen O'Neill, Mary Griffin & Andy O'Neill, Michael Pappone, Jackie Pascucci, Fran Perler, Wayne Petersen, Larry Pistrang, Linda Pivacek, Gina Purtell, Mary Richmond, John Riehl, Peggy Sagan, Marsha Salett, Scott Santino, Harold Seigel, Margo Servison, Kathy Seymour, Patti Shannon, Gwen Shipley, Ben Solomon, Lynn Southey, Pam Sowizral, Patti Steinman, Jim Suozzo, Sandy Sutherland, Jim Sweeney, Anna Utech, Joan Walsh, Chris Walz, David Weaver, Amy Weidensaul, Strickland Wheelock, Steven Whitebread, Doug Williams, Roger Wrubel, Henrietta Yelle, Julia Yoshida

Young Birder Awards

Under 18, raised $200+

Winners receive a Mass Audubon water bottle from the Mass Audubon Shop.

  • Noah Allen
  • Henri Engstrom
  • Tucker Paul

Bird-a-thon 2019 Team Results


$ Raised

Species (Par)

% County Par

Arcadia & Connecticut River Valley
County Cup
$8,492 159 (139) 114% of Hampshire County par
Berkshires $2,664 147 (139) 106% of Berkshire County par
Blue Hills Trailside Museum $4,900 218  
Boston Nature Center $10,600 148  
Broad Meadow Brook $7,610 161  
Broadmoor $3,661 189  
Coastal Waterbird Program $3,160 n/a  
Drumlin Farm
Brewster Cup, $ Cup
$30,850 231  
Felix Neck
Statewide Migration Award
$7,825 134 (138) 97% of Dukes County par
Gordon's Gaggle - HQ $10,105 166  
Habitat $6,130 168  
Ipswich River $21,245 221  
Joppa Flats
Hatheway Cup
$34,650 175 (181) 97% of Essex County par
Long Pasture $9,591 195  
Moose Hill
Forbush Award
$3,500 229  
Museum of American Bird Art $3,003 127 (159) 80% of Norfolk County par
Science & Bird Conservation $26,488 155  
Science & Bird Conservation - County Team n/a 143 (150) 95% of Middlesex County par
South Coast Sanctuaries (Allens Pond & Great Neck) $4,900 155  
South Shore Sanctuaries $14,335 197 (181) 109% of Plymouth County par
Stony Brook $6,000 176  
Wachusett Meadow $4,874 153  
Wellfleet Bay $20,000 222  
Wildwood Camp $1,260 116