Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center is closed through May 15 as part of Penn State’s efforts to maintain public health and safety in the face of the COVID-19 outbreak. University-sponsored events, including the Maple Harvest Festival and a number of public programs and school visits, are also canceled or postponed. For questions, please contact us at For the latest updates and information, visit:

Birding Cup Participant Registration

If you have any Birding Cup questions before you register, please email Doug Wentzel.

Registration Form

  • If you want to give yourself, your family, or a group of friends birding at a distance a fun group name.
  • We'd love to know what county, state, and/or country you will be spending the 24-hour event in while looking for birds.
  • If registering as a group, how many others will be birding with you, either together or remotely? Please list first name, last name, and email for every member of your group. We are sorry we are unable to offer t-shirts this year.
  • Please provide a short, fun description of you or your group! Where did your group name come from, who are the members, how long have you been birding, where in the world will you be birding, etc.? This description will be used to get your individual or group page started on our Community Funded page.
  • For this year's "virtual" event, please review our updated participant information packet to learn more about how the event will go!