Fifth Annual Ruth Ann Dean Memorial Birdathon Team Registration

  • Saturday, May 02, 2015
  • Sunday, May 03, 2015
  • Eastern Panhandle • MD, WV, VA


  • Register your Birdathon Big Sit Team here! Enter the team leader's name and then other team members as guests. (Big Sit teams may be individuals.)
  • Register your Birdathon Team here! Enter the team leader's name and then other team members as guests.

Registration is closed

What: Ruth Ann Dean Memorial Birdathon

When: Saturday, May 2 and Sunday, May 3, 2015

Time: All day Saturday and Sunday

Cost: Free

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society is sponsoring its sixth annual “Ruth Ann Dean Memorial Birdathon" the weekend of May 2-3.

The Birdathon is named in honor of Ruth Ann Dean, who was a founding member and ardent supporter of PVAS, a Board member in the early years, and an avid birder.

The event is open to all members of the public. It is a team event or a family activity. Birdwatchers at all levels of experience or expertise are invited to participate. Teams will compete to identify the highest numbers of bird species they find anywhere within Jefferson, Berkeley, Morgan or Washington counties within any 24-consecutive-hour-period during the May 2nd - 3rd  weekend.

Participants can choose to form their own teams, decide their team names and select their own leaders. Teams may consist of 2-5 members. If you don’t have a team, and want to participate, PVAS will help you find one.

Another option is to participate individually or as a group in a "Big Sit." For the Big Sit, individuals identify, or a team identifies all birds they can see from within a 50-foot diameter circle of your choosing within the 24-consecutive-hour-period. They could choose their back porch, a circle within their backyard, or a 50 foot circle within a place they like to bird. They can invite friends and family to join them within the circle and make it a special event.

Winners of the Birdathon and Big Sit will be announced in the PVAS newsletter and on the PVAS website.

There is no entry fee, and registration is easy. You can register online here or contact Krista Hawley at (703) 303-1026 or

For more information, go to the "Ruth Ann Dean Memorial Birdathon" tab in the "Birding" section of this website. Questions? Contact Krista.

This is one of a series of events PVAS is sponsoring this month to commemorate International Migratory Bird Day.

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