Birdathon 2022

It's Birdathon Time!

PAS' annual chose­-your-­own fundraising adventure of birding draws nigh. That's right, time to get out your checklists... and your checkbooks! Without further ado, here are the 5Ws (and 1H):

Who: As many of the PAS community as possible
What: A birding bonzanza in which teams use a variety of field­ tested birding strategies to amass mighty single­day species totals. Where: Anywhere in LA County
Why: To raise money for all the good work that PAS does year­ around in promoting birds, education, and conservation.
When: Any block of time up to 24 hours in length from April 22nd­ 24th.
How: You can contribute in two ways: 1) As a member of a team, out grinding for birds; 2) As a bankroller, sponsoring a team for a per species amount that you choose.

Use this handy sheet to help you collect pledges from friends, family, colleagues, and anyone you know! Funds support all of Pasadena Audubon's programs and activities.

If you'd like to form a team, email

Let's meet the currently registered teams!

Formed in 2018, this team is on a mission to surpass its first year record of 72 species at Peck. New lady birders are welcome; sorry, no guys. Margaritas after birding are the tradition. The outing will be on Friday the 22nd. Email Lois Brunet at to join or pledge.

Arroyo Ramblers:
Ever wanted to find out how many different birds you can see on a trek from Prieto Canyon down to South Pasadena? Well, here's your chance to find out! Join and/or sponsor the Arroyo Ramblers. Participants are free to hike as much or as little of the route as they wish. Unless you want to hike all the way to and fro, you might consider dropping a car off or locking up a bike at your planned endpoint so you can shuttle back. The plan is to get started early Saturday morning, exact time TBD, so get a good night's sleep, and don't forget to bring plenty of water and snacks if you're in for the long haul. Email Carl Matthies at to join or pledge.

The Big Sit:
April 24, 2022 8:00 - 11:00
Tired of aerobic birding? Eager to try out that new lawn chair? But you still want to contribute to Pasadena Audubon's major fundraiser of the year? Then the Big Sit is for you. Join us on the big lawn west of Restroom 7, between the center lake and the south lake at Legg Lakes (Whittier Narrows Recreation Center). Reach the parking lot by taking Santa Anita Avenue south from the Pomona Freeway. We'll see nesting Double-­crested Cormorants, nesting Blue Herons, and lots of close fly­bys from swallows. Bring a comfy chair or blanket, and snacks and drinks. Most years, the crowd grows restless after sitting for an hour or two, and some strike out on walks around the lakes to find additional species. That works, too. We'll add all the sightings to a single checklist that donors can use to guide their donations. Email Mark Hunter at to join or pledge.