Wisconsin Bird Conservation Partnership

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

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Meet Ryan Steiskal, the artist behind WBCP’s new logo

Posted on Feb 20, 2020 by Ryan Brady   3 Comments

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]

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Taking our Important Bird Areas program to the next level

Posted on Feb 20, 2020 by Ryan Brady   No Comments Yet

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]

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A new era for our bird conservation partnership

Posted on Feb 20, 2020 by Ryan Brady   No Comments Yet

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… [Read more]

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News from our partners

Posted on Jan 13, 2020 by Ryan Brady   2 Comments

Bird City WisconsinBird City now offers small grants to its communities. Get this and other news on helping birds in their latest newsletter. Learn more >>> Raptor Education Group, Inc.2019 was an eventful year for the renowned rehabilitation and education team from Antigo. Learn more >>> Western Great Lakes Bird & Bat ObservatoryNew science director, new location, new editor…. [Read more]

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Hot off the press! A new resource for conserving birds along Lake Michigan

Posted on Nov 25, 2019 by Ryan Brady   No Comments Yet

The Wisconsin Stopover Initiative, Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin, and Wisconsin DNR have partnered to develop an important resource for identifying, prioritizing, and conserving migratory bird stopover sites along Lake Michigan, where habitat loss and degradation is significant yet tens of millions of birds migrate through each spring and fall. Check it out and share… [Read more]

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NRF seeks Great Wisconsin Birdathon Coordinator

Posted on Nov 14, 2019 by Ryan Brady   No Comments Yet

Do you love coordinating events and engaging a community for a great cause? The Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin is looking for a passionate, creative individual to join their team as our Great Wisconsin Birdathon Coordinator! The Birdathon has raised over $500,000 for priority bird conservation projects in the state. Applicants with a background in… [Read more]

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WBCI seeks Important Bird Areas Assessment Specialist

Posted on Oct 3, 2019 by Ryan Brady   No Comments Yet

The Wisconsin Bird Conservation Initiative invites applications and proposals from individuals or consulting organizations to conduct an assessment of Wisconsin’s 93 Important Bird Areas. A 12-month project with a budget of $20,000 to $30,000 for 2020 Posting date: Oct. 4, 2019Proposals and resumes due by 5 p.m. (CST) Nov. 8, 2019Submit to WBCI Chair, Karen… [Read more]

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2019 State of the Birds Report

Posted on Oct 2, 2019 by Ryan Brady   No Comments Yet

The 2019 State of the Birds Report is out! The report draws upon trends reported in last week’s big study on bird declines, highlights conservation successes to learn from, and outlines policies needed to help state agencies and their partners reverse declines moving forward, including the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act. Learn more at https://www.stateofthebirds.org/2019/  

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