POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Important Bird Area Project Coordinator For a PDF of this announcement, click here. Project Background: The Important Bird Areas (IBA) program is an international effort, with a global network of more than 12,000 IBAs identified in 200 countries, that exists to identify and encourage voluntary protection of critical habitat for birds throughout their annual… [Read more]
WBCP recently partnered with Tom Prestby and GEI Consultants to assess the 93 Important Bird Areas (IBAs) in Wisconsin to determine strengths and weaknesses of each IBA’s bird conservation potential and identify those with high potential for accelerated, strategic conservation delivery. Factors relating to bird usage, landscape and climate change resilience, and social capacity and… [Read more]
It’s another great year for winter finches in Wisconsin! Learn where to find them, what they eat, and how things may play out in the months ahead in this regional update from WDNR Conservation Biologist, Ryan Brady.
Have you heard of the Greater prairie-chicken? This is an extremely charismatic wildlife species in Wisconsin. People travel from all over to watch their intriguing mating display each spring. Wisconsin DNR is drafting a new management plan for this species and an initial proposal outlines four possible paths forward through 2032. The comment period for… [Read more]
The best way to celebrate birds is to spend time outdoors bird watching. To continue the celebration of birds throughout the year, here are some actions you can take to make a difference for birds every day! Thanks to our partners at the Western Great Lakes Bird & Bat Observatory for this wonderful graphic.
Conserving “our” birds requires conservation in the tropics, where many of our species spend the winter. Check out this fascinating new StoryMap from the Neotropical Flyways Project that shows the remarkable journey of Wisconsin’s breeding birds and the efforts to understand and protect them along the way. A huge shout out to the Wisconsin Natural… [Read more]
On January 19, a major win for America’s wildlife was accomplished, renewing hope for bipartisan cooperation in the U.S. Congress. The U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources voted to pass the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (H.R.2773) out of committee–an important step closer toward passage! RAWA would bring essential funding to conservation projects in our state… [Read more]
Online voting in the Wisconsin Conservation Congress is open through Thursday, April 16 at 7pm. Make your voice heard by learning more and submitting the survey found at the DNR’s website here. This is a great activity to do from home, so please make some time to prepare for and respond to survey questions! In… [Read more]
Late last year our logo art competition garnered 60 submissions from dozens of artists around the state. But only one design came out on top, delivering a sharp, fresh look for WBCP as we move into a new era of bird conservation. Congratulations and thank you to Ryan Steiskal of Milwaukee for his bold design… [Read more]
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… [Read more]