Wisconsin Bird Conservation Initiative

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

Publications

Suggestions for additional bird-related publications available online should be e-mailed to:

Karen Etter Hale
Chair, Wisconsin Bird Conservation Initiative
wbcibird@gmail.com


2014 Wisconsin State of the Birds (PDF file)

WBCI Brochure (PDF file)
Describes WBCI’s goals, work, opportunities to get involved, and ways you can help birds.

Birds of Wisconsin Placemat
The laminated placemat has bright, colorful images on the front and fun facts about birds on the back.

Bird Feeding: Tips for Beginners and Veterans (PDF file)
By Scott R. Craven and Robert L. Ruff. University of Wisconsin – Extension, Cooperative Extension. Describes different types of bird feeders, where to place them, food, dealing with squirrels and pest birds, and how to sanitize your feeders. 11 pages.

Shelves, Houses and Feeders for Birds and Mammals (PDF file)
By G. Barquest, Scott R. Craven, and Robert Ellarson. University of Wisconsin – Extension, Cooperative Extension. Offers information and construction plans on building houses and feeders for a variety of bird species, as well as squirrels, and bats. 47 pages.

Landscape Plants that Attract Birds (PDF file)
By Scott R. Craven and Robert Ellarson. University of Wisconsin – Extension, Cooperative Extension. Provides information on plant species that attract birds including their living requirements, landscaping ideas, and sources of material. 9 pages.

Creating a Bird-Friendly Yard with Native Wisconsin Plants (PDF file)
By Mariette Nowak. Wisconsin Society for Ornithology. Beyond the Birdfeeder: Creating a Bird-Friendly Yard with Native Wisconsin Plants. This 8-page publication is all about using native Wisconsin plants to create a bird friendly landscape.

Controlling Woodpecker Damage (PDF file)
By Scott R. Craven. University of Wisconsin – Extension, Cooperative Extension. Provides homeowners with suggestions on controlling woodpecker damage. 4 pages.

Cats and Wildlife: A Conservation Dilemma
By John S. Coleman, Stanley A. Temple and Scott R. Craven. University of Wisconsin – Extension, Cooperative Extension. University of Wisconsin – Extension, Cooperative Extension. Describes the effects domestic cats have on wildlife and what you can do to help. 6 pages.

Domestic Cat Predation on Birds and Other Wildlife (PDF file)
Cats Indoors! The campaign for safer birds and cats. Brochure describes why keeping cats indoors benefits the birds and the cats.

Managing Habitats for Migrating Land Birds in Wisconsin’s Lake Michigan Basin (PDF File) The practical guide describing how private landowners and managers of corporate lands, city parks, and other areas can manage habitats to assist birds as they migrate through the Great Lakes region, especially around Lake Michigan.