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Man and Woman birding, both with binoculars, marsh behind them.

Bird-a-thon Nature Activities

Looking to challenge yourself while you're out birding? Here are some fun, family-friendly activities to engage and challenge everyone while you bird. The two teams with the most activity points will win an award.

Activities

Earn one point for each species seen and activity completed unless otherwise indicated: 

  • Share a picture you took of one of the birds you spotted.
  • Pick up 10 pieces of trash.
  • Draw a picture of a bird.
  • Fill up your birdfeeder only if it won't attract unwanted wildlife* and/or make your own pine cone birdfeeder.
  • Complete a bird word search, bird matching game, spring bingo, and/or nature coloring page worksheets (Each completed worksheet is worth one point.)
  • 5 points if this is the first time you’re participating in Bird-a-thon  
  • 10 points for being green! Only walk, bike, kayak, etc. during Bird-a-thon   
  • 15 points if you completed at least half of the scavenger hunt.
  • 25 points if you completed all of the scavenger hunt.

* If you live in an area where bear activity has been documented, all seed & suet feeders should be removed from April 1–November 1 to avoid attracting Black Bears.

Share Your Photos

We'd also love to see how you Bird-a-thon! There are several ways to share pictures of your completed activities with Mass Audubon and your fellow participants:

Get Social

Check out our social media toolkit, which includes graphics and post ideas!