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Bird Monitoring

There are many opportunities to participate in bird surveys and other programs. Head out into nature and learn your birds while you contribute to citizen science.

Please Note: There are a variety of opportunities to participate in “bird-banding.” See especially the field trips sponsored by the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin and also the Horicon Marsh Bird Festival.

 

Annual Midwest Crane Count, International Crane Foundation

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Chappee Rapids Audubon Society

  • Subject Area(s): Birds
  • Purpose: To monitor bird populations to see how they change from year to year, and give people who are interested in birds a good excuse to get together.
  • Specialties: Christmas Bird Count, Crane Count, Backyard Bird Count, Bluebirds
  • Volunteer Services: Training sessions for new volunteers
  • Group website
  • Data analysis and reporting
  • Regular meetings throughout the year
  • Email list or list-serve for volunteers
  • Affiliation: Wisconsin Audubon Society/Michigan Audubon Society
  • Contact Information:
    Paul Lata and Trygve Rhude, Co-Presidents
    P.O. Box 1133
    Marinette, WI 54143

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Chequamegon Bird Club

  • Subject Area: Birds
  • Purpose: To become aware of trends of bird populations and species in the area, as well as to educate members on bird species and populations.
  • Specialties: Christmas Bird Count, Breeding Bird Count, Crane Count
  • Data Types Collected:
    • Population Status
    • Population Trends
    • Population Health
    • Population Demographics
    • Distribution and Range
    • Habitat Conditions and/or Availability
  • Volunteer Services: Volunteer monitor newsletter
  • Group website
  • Data analysis and reporting
  • Regular meetings throughout the year
  • Contact Information:
    Hildegard Kuse, Secretary
    W6219 Allman Ave
    Medford, WI 54451
    Phone: (715) 748-3684

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Christmas Bird Count

  • Audubon Society
  • Glacial Habitat Restoration Area project (GHRA)
  • Roadside surveys of grassland birds in June.
  • Evaluation of the management effort. This research censuses 3 groups of birds on and off the huge project area, to determine bird response to management (i.e., is it working):  dabbling ducks via helicopter transects, pheasants via roadside counts, and nongame grassland birds via roadside transects.  The pheasant crowing counts in late April and early May may offer the best fit to volunteer assistance.
  • Contact Information: 
    Ronald C Gatti, Wisconsin DNR

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Horicon Marsh Bird Club

  • Subject Area: Birds
  • Purpose: To supply information to non-profit organizations and to provide a project for bird club members.
  • Specialties: Christmas Bird Count, Crane Count, Breeding Bird Survey & their great Horicon Marsh Bird Festival
  • Affiliation: Horicon National Wildlife Refuge
  • Contact Information:
    Larry Michael, President
    713 Clinton St. #103
    Horicon, WI 53032
    Phone: (920) 485-2936

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Loonwatch Wisconsin Loon Population Survey, Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute of Northland College

 

Mosquito Hill Nature Center Birding

  • Affiliation: Mosquito Hill Nature Center
  • Specialties: Crane Count, Christmas Bird Count, Eastern Bluebird, American Kestrel, Prothonotary Warbler, and Wood Duck nest box monitoring
  • Purpose: To determine the long term trends in species distribution.
  • Subject Area: Birds
  • Data Type(s) Collected: Population Trends, Distribution and Range
  • Volunteer Services: Training sessions for new volunteers, Bird hikes
  • Contact Information:
    Steve Petznick, Naturalist
    N3880 Rogers Rd.
    New London, WI 54961
    Phone: (920) 779-6433

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Nicolet National Forest Bird Survey

  • Subject Areas: Birds, Rivers/Streams, Lakes/Ponds/Reservoirs
  • Purpose: The purpose of the Nicolet National Forest Bird Survey is to document the distribution and relative abundance of birds in the eastern districts of the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest. Results are incorporated into the U.S. Forest Service data base and are available to Forest Service planners, researchers, and birdwatchers. Birds are sampled at approximately 300 points, permanently marked and georeferenced. An additional 200 roadside points were sampled in the 1990's.
  • Specialties: Breeding Birds
  • Data Types Collected:
    • Population Status
    • Population Trends
    • Distribution and Range
    • Habitat Requirements
    • Habitat Conditions and/or Availability
    • GIS mapping/monitoring
  • Volunteer Services:
    • Training sessions for new volunteers
    • Group website
    • Data analysis and reporting
    • Advanced training sessions for experienced monitors
    • Email list or list-serve for volunteers
  • Affiliation: UW-Green Bay, U.S. Forest Service, Wisconsin Society for Ornithology, Northeastern Wisconsin Audubon Society
  • Contact Information:
    Robert Howe, Professor
    Cofrin Center for Biodiversity, MAC 212, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
    Green Bay, WI 54311
    Phone: (920) 465-2272

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Northeastern Wisconsin Audubon Society

  • Subject Areas: Birds, Amphibians/Reptiles
  • Purpose: Habitat preservation, public education, and public involvement with birds.
  • Specialties: Christmas Bird Count, Breeding Bird Survey, Breeding Bird Atlas, Red-shouldered Hawks
  • Data Types Collected:
    • Population Status
    • Population Trends
    • Distribution and Range
  • Volunteer Services:
    • Training sessions for new volunteers
    • Volunteer monitor newsletter
    • Group website
    • Regular meetings throughout the year
  • Affiliation: National Audubon Society, Neville Public Museum,
  • Contact Information:
    John Jacobs, President
    210 Museum Pl.
    Green Bay, WI 54303
    Phone: (920) 448-4460

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North American Bird Banding Program, USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center Oshkosh Bird Club

  • Subject Area: Birds
  • Purpose: To document bird populations and trends.
  • Specialties: Christmas Bird Count, May Count, September Bird Count
  • Data Types Collected:
    • Population Status
    • Population Trends
    • Population Demographics
    • Threats to Populations
    • Distribution and Range
    • Habitat Requirements
    • Habitat Protection
  • Volunteer Services:
    • Data analysis and reporting
    • Regular meetings throughout the year
    • Email list or list-serve for volunteers
  • Contact Information:
    Bob Smidt, President
    2661 Northern Road #H
    Appleton, WI 54914
    Phone: (920) 731-0258

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Wisconsin Bird Monitoring

(Owls, Marshbirds, Nightjars, Red-shouldered Hawks)

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Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas, Wisconsin Society for Ornithology

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Wisconsin Nature Mapping

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