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2019 Monroe County Bird-a-Thon

Don’t be surprised to see birdwatchers on the roads of Monroe County May 4. The annual Bird-a-Thon will be held that Saturday from midnight to midnight. Teams of 3-6 birders will compete for prizes by finding as many species as possible within the county and earn money for their favorite charity by soliciting pledges before the event. There are prizes for the most species found and the best rookie team. Teams may find as many as 175 species during the 24 hour challenge. Teams must register by April 15 at Monroe County Parks and Recreation, 501 N. Morton St., Suite 100 The $25 per person fee includes a t-shirt, information, and awards. There is a potluck dinner hosted by Sassafras Audubon Society the following day to turn in tallies. Pick up applications at Monroe County Parks and Recreation, sponsors of the event. For further information call 812-349-2805 or e-mail