Wisconsin Bird Conservation Initiative

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

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Glossy Ibis found nesting in Wisconsin for the first time

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

The Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus) typically occurs in marshes bordering the Atlantic and eastern Gulf Coasts. Glossy Ibis are not found in Wisconsin every year, but in recent years it is not unheard of to have one or more wanderers show up at Horicon Marsh, often in the company of western White-faced Ibis (Plegadis chihi). This year two […]

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WI Breeding Bird Atlas finishes field work

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

Despite starting the nesting season with 500 blocks left to finish, the five-year Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas successfully wrapped up field work in August thanks to the energy, dedication, and grit of more than 2,000 volunteers. Project coordinators will be crunching the numbers and begin work on a book publication but the final product is […]

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Milwaukee County Park System recognized as Important Bird Area

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

Who would think Wisconsin’s most populous county would have some of its most important habitat for birds?🦉 More than 250 species of birds have been documented in Milwaukee County Parks. Its 15,000 acres have immense value for refueling migratory birds during their journey along the Lake Michigan coast earning Milwaukee County Park System the designation […]

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Call for Art – New WBCI Logo

Posted on May 24, 2019 by Ryan Brady   1 Comment

The Wisconsin Bird Conservation Initiative is a voluntary partnership of 175+ state, federal, and non-government organizations that aims to deliver the full spectrum of bird conservation from outreach and education to research and monitoring. Dating back to 2002, WBCI has a long list of accomplishments including among others the Great Wisconsin Birding & Nature Trail, […]

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Great Wisconsin Birdathon underway!

Posted on Apr 12, 2019 by Ryan Brady   No Comments Yet

The official birding start period for Birdathon 2019 begins Monday, April 15, and lasts until June 15. This year the Birdathon aims to raise $90,000 for the Bird Protection Fund, and with early team fundraising and fundraiser field trip registrations, we’re well on our way to our goal. From the youth teams of Mr. Dargatz’s […]

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5 Ways to Help Birds through Spring Snowstorms

Posted on Apr 12, 2019 by Ryan Brady   No Comments Yet

Another April snowstorm is bearing down on portions of Wisconsin and the upper Midwest. Although such spring snowstorms are common in Wisconsin, the impacts on early migrants can be significant if the snow is deep and persists for more than a couple days. Getting snow near you? Here are some of the best ways you […]

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Major Accomplishments of WBCI: 2002-2017

Posted on Mar 12, 2019 by Ryan Brady   2 Comments

Since its creation in 2002, the Wisconsin Bird Conservation Initiative has made remarkable gains for bird conservation, not the least bringing together 180 organizations to work collaboratively toward common goals. Our power is in our partnerships. From Important Bird Areas to the Great Wisconsin Birding & Nature Trail, learn more about our most outstanding achievements […]

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