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Join us for the 2014 Baillie BIRDATHON


The Baillie BIRDATHON is the oldest sponsored bird count in North America, raising money for bird research and conservation.

The challenge is to identify as many bird species as possible within a 24-hour period, during the month of May. The money raised benefits Bird Studies Canada, the James L Baillie Memorial Fund, and participating migration monitoring stations and conservation organizations (designated by participants to receive a portion of funds raised).


Every registered participant receives an official Baillie BIRDATHON T-shirt.

The 2014 t-shirt artwork was created by the talented young artist Carson Visser, who was born in 1997. Carson has been expressing himself through art since the age of three, and he enjoys using his art to support conservation. At age 13, Carson was the 2011 national winner of the Robert Bateman Get to Know Your Wild Neighbours contest. His work was showcased on a Canadian Youth Wildlife Habitat Conservation stamp and calendar cover and in the 2014 Bruce Trail Calendar. At age 14, Carson donated his first painting to the 2012 Conservation Gala in support of the Conservation Halton and Credit Valley Conservation foundations. Carson and his family live in Burlington, Ontario, near the Bruce Trail on the Niagara Escarpment where Carson derives much inspiration for his art. Learn more at Carson Visser.