Wisconsin Bird Conservation Initiative

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

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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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Help birds at home

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

There are many easy ways to help birds at home, from reducing lawn and using native plants to keeping cats indoors and making windows safer. Learn more >>>

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How are Wisconsin’s birds faring?

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

Wisconsin DNR conservation biologist, Ryan Brady, recently appeared on Wisconsin Public Radio’s Central Time to summarize the recent study on continental bird declines and discuss how results compare across Wisconsin. Learn more and listen here >>>

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New study documents major declines in many bird species

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

In less than a single lifetime, North America has lost more than one in four of its birds, according to a report in the world’s leading scientific journal. Published in Science by researchers at seven institutions, the findings show that 2.9 billion breeding adult birds have been lost since 1970, including birds in every ecosystem. […]

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Winter Finch Forecast 2019-2020

Posted on Sep 17, 2019 by Ryan Brady   No Comments Yet

This year’s Winter Finch Forecast suggests good food sources in Canada will keep most of the “winter finches” up north this year, at least in areas east of Wisconsin. Check out the full report for details!

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