Wisconsin Bird Conservation Partnership

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

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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…. [Read more]

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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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Glossy Ibis found nesting in Wisconsin for the first time

Posted on Sep 17, 2019 by Ryan Brady   2 Comments

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… [Read more]

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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… [Read more]

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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… [Read more]

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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,… [Read more]

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