Wisconsin Bird Conservation Initiative

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

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WBCI hires Important Bird Areas assessment specialist

Posted on Jan 13, 2020 by Ryan Brady   No Comments Yet

WBCI’s latest strategic plan identified Important Bird Areas as an area of renewed focus. Toward that end, Tom Prestby, an environmental scientist with GEI Consultants, has been hired for 2020 to (1) assess and prioritize needs at Wisconsin’s 93 IBAs, and (2) identify conservation opportunities and strategies in the highest-priority IBAs. Welcome Tom! Learn more […]

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News from our partners

Posted on Jan 13, 2020 by Ryan Brady   No Comments Yet

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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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Moving bird conservation forward in Wisconsin

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

Wisconsin has a rich history of wildlife conservation. WBCI and its partners adopted a new strategic plan in 2018 and is set to embark on phase two of its Important Bird Area program. The Natural Resource Foundation of Wisconsin’s Bird Protection Fund just surpassed the $1 million mark in fundraising for priority bird conservation projects […]

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Reasons for hope in the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act

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

We know conservation works when we invest in it. The same study on bird declines showed increases in populations of raptors thanks to the banning of DDT and endangered species legislation for species like bald eagles and peregrine falcons. Waterfowl populations are up by 35 million, or 56%, as a result of billions of dollars […]

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