Wisconsin Bird Conservation Partnership

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

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Advancing conservation through Wisconsin’s Important Bird Areas

Posted on Feb 2, 2022 by Ryan Brady   No Comments Yet

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]

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Input needed on management plan for Greater Prairie-Chicken

Posted on Feb 2, 2022 by Ryan Brady   No Comments Yet

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]

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7 Easy Ways to Help Birds

Posted on Feb 2, 2022 by Ryan Brady   No Comments Yet

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.

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Saving Migration ~ A Visual Journey

Posted on Feb 2, 2022 by Ryan Brady   No Comments Yet

Conserving “our” birds requires conservation in the tropics, where many of our species spend the winter. Check out this fascinating new StoryMap from the Neotropical Flyways Project that shows the remarkable journey of Wisconsin’s breeding birds and the efforts to understand and protect them along the way. A huge shout out to the Wisconsin Natural… [Read more]

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Recovering America’s Wildlife Act, a boon for birds and their habitats, one step closer to passage

Posted on Feb 2, 2022 by Ryan Brady   No Comments Yet

On January 19, a major win for America’s wildlife was accomplished, renewing hope for bipartisan cooperation in the U.S. Congress. The U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources voted to pass the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (H.R.2773) out of committee–an important step closer toward passage! RAWA would bring essential funding to conservation projects in our state… [Read more]

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Vote online to help birds by Thursday (4/16) 7pm

Posted on Apr 16, 2020 by Ryan Brady   No Comments Yet

Online voting in the Wisconsin Conservation Congress is open through Thursday, April 16 at 7pm. Make your voice heard by learning more and submitting the survey found at the DNR’s website here. This is a great activity to do from home, so please make some time to prepare for and respond to survey questions! In… [Read more]

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Meet Ryan Steiskal, the artist behind WBCP’s new logo

Posted on Feb 20, 2020 by Ryan Brady   8 Comments

Late last year our logo art competition garnered 60 submissions from dozens of artists around the state. But only one design came out on top, delivering a sharp, fresh look for WBCP as we move into a new era of bird conservation. Congratulations and thank you to Ryan Steiskal of Milwaukee for his bold design… [Read more]

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Taking our Important Bird Areas program to the next level

Posted on Feb 20, 2020 by Ryan Brady   No Comments Yet

Just over a decade ago, WBCP led the charge to identify, designate, and describe in a published book nearly 90 Important Bird Areas across Wisconsin. While this was an important first step, WBCP recognized in its latest strategic plan that proactive coordination will be critical for conservation efforts within these IBAs to reach their full… [Read more]

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A new era for our bird conservation partnership

Posted on Feb 20, 2020 by Ryan Brady   No Comments Yet

After nearly two decades of work to conserve birds, our statewide coalition is entering 2020 with a new name and logo, renewed focus on Important Bird Areas, and a revitalized team of partners ready to tackle the challenges facing birds in Wisconsin and beyond. The Wisconsin Bird Conservation Initiative (WBCI) is now the Wisconsin Bird… [Read more]

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