Published on April 5, 2018

Birds, Breakfast, & Backyard Bird-a-thon Fun

Bird-a-thon 2018

Saturday, May 12

Bird-a-thon is Mass Audubon’s annual fundraiser where teams of birders spend 24-hours trying to spot the most species in Massachusetts. But you don't have to join the competition to have fun during the big event!

Join us for one or more of these fun sessions on Saturday, May 12. Go on hike with a naturalist, enjoy breakfast at Bliss Dairy, learn to build a birdhouse, and find out how you can help protect the birds that call Massachusetts home. Best of all, you'll be supporting Oak Knoll's Bird-a-thon team just by participating in any of these programs!


Birds & Breakfast
8:00–10:00 am

$20 Members & Nonmembers

Join Attleboro native and Mass Audubon’s Regional Scientist Gene Albanese, PhD, and Sanctuary Director Lauren Gordon for a fun hike while learning about local plants, animals and birds. After the hike enjoy breakfast at Bliss Dairy (included in price of program). Any donation over the $20 program fee is considered tax-deductible and is greatly appreciated!

Adults only.

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Boys building a birdhouse

Backyard Bird-a-thon: Build a Birdhouse
10:00 am–Noon

$15 Members • $17 Nonmembers

Learn what types of birds you can attract to your backyard. Each person registered will build a bird box to take home! Each child’s registration includes one adult helper—any adult helping a child with this activity does not need to register separately. 

Suitable for ages 5 & up.

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Birding in woods during bird-a-thon

Backyard Bird-a-thon: State of the Birds
1:30–3:00 pm

$8 Members • $10 Nonmembers

Learn about Mass Audubon's State of the Birds 2017 report and what challenges the birds of Massachusetts face in the coming decades. How can we help them? After the discussion, we'll take a bird hike around Lake Talaquega and explore local bird populations while learning how to identify them.

Adults only.

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