What is the GSL Bird Fest Bird Race?
The bird race is a modified big day birding competition. A big day in birding is when you try to identify as many species as possible in a single calendar day. In our version we have some unique rules, quirks, and most importantly, a shorter version instead of a full day, so teams can rest, and safely enjoy the event! The race will be organized into two team divisions: beginner and competitive, so birding teams of different skill levels can compete where they feel makes sense.
Create your team, review the rules below, and get ready to join us for this exciting pre-festival competition starting off from the Eccles Wildlife Education Center. Prizes and awards will be presented at the Opening Night Social on Friday, May 19, 2023 at 6:00 pm.
Registration fee is $10 per person. Registration will open on March 20, 2023 at 10 am MT and will close on Sunday, May 7, 2023 at 11:59 pm.