Top 5 Leaders per age group
Participant Birds
Robert North 10
Participant Birds
Monthly Registration Prize Winners
Winner Prize
Jan Richard Madera Patagonia Zip-Up Hoodie
Jan Steve Lannoy Patagonia Fleece Zip-Up
Feb John Havens Patagonia Fleece Zip-Up
Feb Karen Miner Patagonia Fleece Zip-Up
Mar Samia Foster Patagonia Fleece
Apr Tobin and Jasper
(Youth Category)
Patagonia Swag
January Target Birds
Yellow-billed Loon Common Redpoll Red-naped Sapsucker
Each month, a random prize drawing will be held. To be eligible, participants must be a member of TINS and have submitted at least one new species to the Tahoe Big Year website during that month.

Brought to you by the Tahoe Institute for Natural Science, the Tahoe Big Year celebrates the hundreds of bird species that make the Tahoe region their home all year-round, or while passing through to other destinations.

Beginning January 1st, participants will scour the Lake Tahoe region in search of as many species of birds as they can find during 2024. It is important to note that this event is not strictly a competition, but an opportunity for the entire community to learn about and experience the Tahoe region's diverse bird community and rich birding opportunities. We expect that for many participants, of all ages, the Tahoe Big Year will be a gateway into the world of birding itself and create a deeper appreciation of the region's natural history. The event is free and open to anyone, though those who become TINS members (starting at $45/year) will enjoy additional perks during the Tahoe Big Year.

Tahoe Big Year Login
Email Address
Request Password

Stay current with updates and upcoming outings
Tahoe Big Year Prize Partners
We're still working on gathering our complete prize list, but have received generous donations from the following: