Birding Aboard


Many island-based organizations don’t have funds to purchase or charter boats. Local scientists need island drop-offs or a half-day ride to conduct a survey. Consider offering your captain skills and vessel.


Rally organizers, promote the event to your fleet! Contact us for customized field guide and birding app recommendations. We also have materials for kids aboard.

BAR HARBOR, MAINE, for seabird surveys: Contact Michael Good at Down East Nature Tours.

EXUMAS, THE BAHAMAS, for seabird surveys: Contact Natalia Collier at Environmental Protection in the Caribbean (EPIC).

GRENADINES, LESSER ANTILLES, for island drop-off/pick-up of biologists: Contact Aly DeGraff at Birds of the Grenadines.

SOLOMONS ISLAND, VANUATU OR NEW ZEALAND, for volunteer work, diving, boat charters, sea turtle surveys, and more: Contact Donna Lange at OceansWatch.

WESTERN HEMISPHERE, ANY LOCATION, for nearshore transects and establishing pelagic counts during the Audubon Christmas Bird Count (mid-December to early January): Contact Diana Doyle at Birding Aboard.

CUBA, lat-long locations of any concentrations of seabirds or nesting colonies along Cuba's coastline: Contact Diana Doyle at Birding Aboard.

Rides &/or Eyes Needed

Participating Rallies