The results are in – The combined total for The Craniacs 2023 Bird-a-Thon is 253 species!

To celebrate the International Crane Foundation’s 50th anniversary, Co-Founder George Archibald and President and CEO Rich Beilfuss are assembling their annual Bird-a-Thon teams – The Craniacs – to raise two thousand dollars for each year of the foundation’s 50 years. This year, we have a special twist to pump up our 50th-anniversary bird list. George will lead his regular Bird-a-Thon route in Wisconsin on May 10, timed to the return of our colorful warblers and other spring migrants. At the same time, Rich will take a team to Arizona in early May to celebrate the diversity of birds on the southwestern borderlands. 

We invite you to sponsor our Bird-a-Thon teams and help us raise funds to support our work worldwide to save cranes and the wonderful diversity of birds that benefit from saving the places where cranes dance.

To donate, pledge a specific dollar amount per species by contacting our staff or make a fixed gift using the buttons on this page.

Pledges or fixed gifts of $40 or more will receive a one-year membership to the International Crane Foundation. For questions or to pledge species, please contact Jennifer Fiene at 608-356-9462, ext. 151.

Prothonotary Warbler
A Prothonotary Warbler greets the Wisconsin spring. Tran Triet/International Crane Foundation