Wisconsin Bird Conservation Initiative

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

Contact Us

Karen Etter Hale
Chair, Wisconsin Bird Conservation Initiative
Director of Community Relations, Wisconsin Audubon Council
P.O. Box 22
Lake Mills, WI 53551
Phone: 920-245-1395 (cell)
wbcibird@gmail.com

Karen chairs the Wisconsin Bird Conservation Initiative and is director of community relations for the Wisconsin Audubon Council. Karen has been a leading force in avian conservation in Wisconsin for more than two decades and served previously as executive secretary of the Madison Audubon Society.


Ryan Brady
Conservation Biologist
Bureau of Natural Heritage Conservation
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
2501 Golf Course Road
Ashland, Wisconsin 54806
Phone: 715-685-2933
ryan.brady@wisconsin.gov

Ryan is a Conservation Biologist for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ Bureau of Natural Heritage Conservation. Based out of Ashland on the shores of Lake Superior, he has served as WBCI’s Bird Monitoring Coordinator since 2008. Ryan coordinates citizen-based monitoring programs for owls, nightjars, and secretive marsh; serves as Science Coordinator for Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas II; and conducts a variety of communication and outreach activities related to birding and bird conservation.


Davin Lopez
Conservation Biologist
Bureau of Natural Heritage Conservation
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
101 S. Webster St., WM/6
P.O. Box 7921
Madison, WI 53707-7921
Phone: 608-266-0837
davin.lopez@wisconsin.gov

Davin is a Conservation Biologist for the Wisconsin DNR’s Bureau of Natural Heritage Conservation. He is the DNR Whooping Crane Coordinator for the Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership and helps coordinate the state’s Kirtland’s Warbler project. Davin has been involved with WBCI in an informal capacity for several years but was tasked in 2017 with helping to coordinate the project as part of his main duties. He also is involved with the Wisconsin Wildlife Action Plan and various outreach and education events focusing on conservation.


Northern Saw-whet Owl, photo by Dennis Malueg

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