Managing Habitats for Migrating Land Birds

Land Bird HandbookManaging Habitats for Migrating Land Birds in Wisconsin’s Lake Michigan Basin is a practical guide describing how private landowners and managers of corporate lands, city parks, and other public areas can manage habitats to assist birds as they migrate through the Great Lakes region, especially around Lake Michigan.  Protecting habitat in the Lake Michigan watershed will fill critical stopover needs of migratory birds because little of the natural landscape remains in this region.

This guide focuses on land birds because populations of many species are declining, yet millions of these birds travel through Wisconsin during spring and fall.  We encourage you to adopt these landscaping and land management suggestions so that the birds have safe harbor and can pass successfully through the Lake Michigan region.

To get your free copy of this handy 20-page booklet, contact kim.grveles@wisconsin.gov  or call 608-264-8594.  Please provide your name, street address (no P.O. boxes please), city, state, zip, daytime phone number, and the number of copies desired.  Allow three weeks for delivery.