The Helmut Grünberg Yukon Birdathon is an annual birdwatching event that doubles as a fundraiser for the Yukon Bird Club.  It was renamed in 2015 to honour our long-time friend and pillar of the Yukon birding community, Helmut Grünberg, who passed away in February 2015. To learn more about this remarkable member of our club and our community, read about him in the spring 2015 edition of our YBC Newsletter, The Yukon Warbler.

Read below for more information about this exciting 24 hours of fun that comes around every year on the last weekend of May.

2021 Helmut Grünberg Yukon Birdathon

5:00 p.m., Fri. May 28 – 5:00 p.m. Sat. May 29

The Yukon Bird Club’s annual 24-hour birding fundraiser is fun and easy!

Go solo or with your household or bubble.
Explore close to home — avoid using fossil fuels if possible.
All funds raised will go to the Yukon Bird Club in support of bird-related educational activities.

After the birding, we’ll meet via Zoom to share stories from 7:00 to 8:30 pm on Saturday.  If you want to participate in the video call you’ll need to email us for a link  before Saturday evening!


We would love to hear from you (preferrably by email) after the event.  Your results will help us award prizes and let us know who participated.  If you participate in the Zoom call you can choose to provide this info during the call.
Here’s what we would like from you:
  • participant names, ages, and indicate who is a new participant (for youngest and oldest birder and most species by a new participant)
  • Were you envirobirding? (for envirobirding prize)
  • List of all species seen or heard  during your Birdathon,
  • A list of species seen or heard at home or in a shared common space (if you wish to be considered for that prize).

Here’s what you need to know to participate!

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Consider Sponsoring our 2021 Feature Birder!

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