The Wisconsin Bird Conservation Partnership (WBCP) is announcing a Request for Proposals (RFP) to advance bird conservation within the Wisconsin Important Bird Area (IBA) system. From 2020 to 2022, WBCP conducted a series of evaluations to prioritize IBAs that are best positioned to deliver a high level of bird conservation. Projects that propose key actions… [Read more]
Up to 1 BILLION Birds die every year in the United States after colliding with windows. Learn why birds collide with windows and see demonstrations of three easy ways to prevent bird-window collisions at home. Brenna Marsicek, coordinator of Madison Audubon’s Bird Collision Corps, will focus on dot decals, parachute cord curtains (Acopian BirdSavers) and… [Read more]
Contacts: Karen Etter Hale, Wisconsin Bird Conservation Partnership, email@example.com; 920-245-1395Chuck Hagner, Bird City Wisconsin, firstname.lastname@example.org ; 414-967-9087Jennifer Lazewski, Wisconsin Society for Ornithology, email@example.com; 262-204-7242 OSHKOSH – With birds in crisis in Wisconsin, North America and globally, Wisconsin bird lovers are gathering March 24-25 in Oshkosh to share conservation ideas, inspiration, and action to help reverse… [Read more]
Registration is now open for our spring conference. Professionals, citizens, and bird lovers of all kinds are welcome in helping us take steps to reverse bird declines at individual and community levels. Topics include Important Bird Areas, Bird Cities, home landscaping with native plants, reducing bird-window collisions, and much more! Featuring presenters from the American… [Read more]
by Dea Larsen Converse, WICCI Communications Director Wisconsin is world-renowned for its diversity of wildlife. Our outdoor recreation and tourism economy, which is vital to rural communities, depends on access to this diversity of species. To Tribal Nations that live within our state boundaries, wildlife and subsistence hunting and gathering are essential to their spiritual,… [Read more]
WBCP recently partnered with Tom Prestby and GEI Consultants to assess the 93 Important Bird Areas (IBAs) in Wisconsin to determine strengths and weaknesses of each IBA’s bird conservation potential and identify those with high potential for accelerated, strategic conservation delivery. Factors relating to bird usage, landscape and climate change resilience, and social capacity and… [Read more]
It’s another great year for winter finches in Wisconsin! Learn where to find them, what they eat, and how things may play out in the months ahead in this regional update from WDNR Conservation Biologist, Ryan Brady.
Have you heard of the Greater prairie-chicken? This is an extremely charismatic wildlife species in Wisconsin. People travel from all over to watch their intriguing mating display each spring. Wisconsin DNR is drafting a new management plan for this species and an initial proposal outlines four possible paths forward through 2032. The comment period for… [Read more]
The best way to celebrate birds is to spend time outdoors bird watching. To continue the celebration of birds throughout the year, here are some actions you can take to make a difference for birds every day! Thanks to our partners at the Western Great Lakes Bird & Bat Observatory for this wonderful graphic.