Family Birding Week

To connect with Prescott's natural world through the observation of local bird populations and spend quality time with loved ones

Family friendly fun in the outdoors?

Yes! And you can participate from your backyard, in a local park, or anywhere nearby where there is enough natural habitat for birds.

What?: A do-it-yourself weeklong event for families and friends to observe and record local bird species.

How?: Hang outdoors with your provided recording sheet, local bird guide, and any other gear you want to bring along for bird-watching fun, writing down the different bird species you see along the way!

When?: Observe and record between April 19th - April 23rd. Submit your recording sheet by

Where?: Anywhere you find birds bopping around!


That is perfectly ok! Just write down the descriptive characteristics of the bird you see (such as the color, size, pattern, etc.) on your recording sheet. You can use your provided guide to try and identify the bird species, or upload a picture/sketch to our Facebook page for identification from a local expert or community member!

FAQ: But what if I can't name a single bird??

Join the Event

By registering for Family Birding Week, you will receive:

  • A recording sheet to document the birds you see

  • Recommendations from big time birders for where, when and how to birdwatch successfully

  • A local bird guide that is specific to the habitat you visit

  • A chance to win a variety of awesome prizes such as bird guides and binoculars for your future birding adventures

Wait...did you say prizes?

That's Right!

By submitting your birdwatching recording sheet to our Family Bird Week committee, you will be automatically entered into a prize raffle.

Who do I contact to register/submit?

Mariana Altrichter

Family Birding Week Creator/Co-ordinator

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