Wisconsin Bird Conservation Partnership

A cooperative partnership to deliver the full spectrum of bird conservation emphasizing volunteer stewardship.

A new era for our bird conservation partnership

After nearly two decades of work to conserve birds, our statewide coalition is entering 2020 with a new name and logo, renewed focus on Important Bird Areas, and a revitalized team of partners ready to tackle the challenges facing birds in Wisconsin and beyond. The Wisconsin Bird Conservation Initiative (WBCI) is now the Wisconsin Bird Conservation Partnership (WBCP). Learn more >>>

Taking our Important Birds Areas program to the next level

Just over a decade ago, WBCP led the charge to identify, designate, and describe in a published book nearly 90 Important Bird Areas across Wisconsin. While this was an important first step, WBCP recognized in its latest strategic plan that proactive coordination will be critical for conservation efforts within these IBAs to reach their full potential. Toward that end, Tom Prestby, an environmental scientist with GEI Consultants, has been hired in 2020 to initiate the second phase of Wisconsin's IBA program. Learn more >>>   

See where we're headed in the next five years
Read our new Strategic Plan

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