Grasshopper Sparrow
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Horned Lark
Northern Shoveler
Northern Saw-whet-owl
Black-and-white Warbler
Hooded Merganser
Laughing Gull
Belted Kingfisher
Yellow-throated Warbler
Hooded Warbler
Broad-winged Hawk
Ring-necked Duck
American Goldfinch
Prairie Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Purple Martin
Magnolia Warbler
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Eastern Kingbird
American Robin
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Northern Harrier
Scarlet Tanager
Snowy Owl
Horned Grebe
Hudsonian Godwit
Ring-necked Pheasant
Black-bellied Plover
Northern Parula
Eastern Meadowlark

Breeding Bird Blitz for Conservation (B4C)


When is the B4C?

The B4C is being held Friday June 18th through Monday June 21st, 2021, and is being sponsored by the Pennsylvania Society for Ornithology (PSO) and our partners.


What is the B4C?

The B4C is part contest and part fundraiser. It is a contest of teams of birders across PA that compete to find the most birds in different categories. It is a fundraiser for three of PSO’s partner conservation organizations (this year Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Manada Conservancy, and Western Pennsylvania Conservancy) that preserve habitat vital to the preservation of PA bird species.


How do teams compete?

Teams are formed of 2 or more people. They go out birding on one or more days of the B4C identifying all the birds they can in a particular county or region of PA. They then submit checklists to the B4C to see how they did in comparison to other birders in the same region and across the state.


What are the categories of the competition?

The competition includes Low Carbon and Youth Teams, County and Regional Teams, teams that raise the most funds for conservation, and more.


What is the funding goal of the B4C?

The B4C looks to raise at least $5,000 to be split evenly among our three Conservation Partners. PSO is covering the administrative cost of each donation to ensure that 100% of money donated goes to our partner organizations and to preserving habitat vital to our birds and other wildlife.


How can I participate in the B4C?

You can participate in a number of ways;

a. Form a team and participate on one or more of the days of the B4C reporting the birds you identify to eBird. Doing this helps to provide valuable data on the breeding bird population of PA birds.

b. Teams also help by having people sponsor them to raise conservation funds for PSO’s 3 partner conservation organizations.

c. Donate money in support of a team by either giving a direct donation to a team member or by going to the B4C website and making a donation there.


How can I find out more about the B4C?

You can find out more about the B4C by going to


If you have a specific question you can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.