Wisconsin Bird Conservation Initiative

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

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Great Wisconsin Birdathon underway!

Posted on Apr 12, 2019 by Ryan Brady   No Comments Yet

The official birding start period for Birdathon 2019 begins Monday, April 15, and lasts until June 15. This year the Birdathon aims to raise $90,000 for the Bird Protection Fund, and with early team fundraising and fundraiser field trip registrations, we’re well on our way to our goal. From the youth teams of Mr. Dargatz’s […]

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5 Ways to Help Birds through Spring Snowstorms

Posted on Apr 12, 2019 by Ryan Brady   No Comments Yet

Another April snowstorm is bearing down on portions of Wisconsin and the upper Midwest. Although such spring snowstorms are common in Wisconsin, the impacts on early migrants can be significant if the snow is deep and persists for more than a couple days. Getting snow near you? Here are some of the best ways you […]

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Major Accomplishments of WBCI: 2002-2017

Posted on Mar 12, 2019 by Ryan Brady   No Comments Yet

Since its creation in 2002, the Wisconsin Bird Conservation Initiative has made remarkable gains for bird conservation, not the least bringing together 180 organizations to work collaboratively toward common goals. Our power is in our partnerships. From Important Bird Areas to the Great Wisconsin Birding & Nature Trail, learn more about our most outstanding achievements […]

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Great Backyard Bird Count: February 15-18

Posted on Feb 7, 2019 by Ryan Brady   No Comments Yet

Running from February 15-18, this fun and easy event provides scientists a snapshot of late winter bird populations worldwide. And it’s not even limited to your backyard! Go birding anywhere you want for at least 15 minutes and report the birds you can identify. Learn more >>>

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How Chickadees and Other Small Birds Survive Severe Cold

Posted on Feb 7, 2019 by Ryan Brady   No Comments Yet

Brrrr! It’s been cold across the state of late, creating challenges for us and many wildlife alike. Small birds like chickadees seem especially vulnerable yet time and again they persist. How do they do it? In short, a mix of behavioral and physiological adaptations. Learn more >>>

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Pledge Your Time & Skills to Citizen Science

Posted on Feb 7, 2019 by Ryan Brady   No Comments Yet

Wisconsin’s Citizen-Based Monitoring Network is celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2019. Learn about Wisconsin’s history of citizen-based monitoring and how you can join the celebration here, and make a pledge to volunteer with citizen-based monitoring in 2019! Learn more >>>

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NABCI Releases Three New Products for Bird Conservation

Posted on Feb 7, 2019 by Ryan Brady   No Comments Yet

The North American Bird Conservation Initiative (NABCI) recently released three products to help focus efforts, identify opportunities, and highlight successes in the bird conservation community. These included National Bird Conservation Priorities, a Bird Conservation Relevancy Toolkit, and Human Dimensions Success Stories with Story Map. Learn more >>>

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New Trend Data Available via eBird and Audubon CBCs

Posted on Feb 7, 2019 by Ryan Brady   No Comments Yet

eBird Status and Trends Assessments Now Available A new era of eBird Science is here: Status and Trends. Your sightings to www.ebird.org and novel analysis methods have combined to create detailed population information for 107 species of North American birds. Learn more and explore exciting new results here. Citizen science at its finest! Christmas Bird […]

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Walk-ins welcome for WBCI conference, Sept 6-8

Posted on Aug 26, 2018 by Ryan Brady   No Comments Yet

WBCI’s 2018 annual meeting is just around the corner. With a focus on declining populations of aerial insectivores — swifts, swallows, nightjars, & more — the conference will be held September 6-8 in Waukesha. The hotel and registration deadlines have past but organizers still welcome walk-ins, who must secure their own lodging, meals, and refreshments […]

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