Event Calendar

The intent of this page is to provide a statewide list of upcoming citizen-based monitoring activities and events. Please contact us if there are any activities that you would like to have posted here. Find out when major statewide CBM programs are active throughout the year.
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Saw-whet Owl Bird Banding Demonstration
20 Oct 2018
Organization: Beaver Creek Reserve
Location: Fall Creek
8-10:00pm. Northern Saw-whet Owl migration is getting underway, and Beaver Creek Bird Banders will once again open the banding station to allow you to see these charismatic night flyers. Registration required.

Snapshot Wisconsin trail camera host training
23 Oct 2018
Organization: Wisconsin DNR, UW-Madison
Location: Waukesha County Courthouse, Waukesha
2:30-4:30pm OR 6-8pm. Volunteers are needed to host trail cameras for a statewide wildlife monitoring network. You must sign up online before attending a session.

Loon Watch Program
24 Oct 2018
Organization: Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center
Location: Ashland
6-7pm. Learn about Wisconsin's popular Loon Watch citizen science program from previous program coordinators.

Snapshot Wisconsin trail camera host training
25 Oct 2018
Organization: Wisconsin DNR, UW-Madison
Location: Crossroads at Big Creek, Sturgeon Bay
6-8pm. Volunteers are needed to host trail cameras for a statewide wildlife monitoring network. You must sign up online before attending a session.

Forest Beach Migratory Preserve Birding Trip
27 Oct 2018
Organization: WSO Young Birders Club
Location: Port Washington
8am. After exploring the 117 acre hotspot we will hit the lakeshore at Harrington Beach. Registration required.

Wolf Ecology Workshop
27 Oct 2018
Organization: Wisconsin DNR, Timber Wolf Alliance
Location: Northland College, Ashland
9am-3pm. Basics of wolf ecology & management, natural history, identification, monitoring techniques, wolf-human conflicts, & predator-prey ecology. Required training for Volunteer Carnivore Tracking program. Registration required. $30

WEBINAR- Catch the WAVe: An Introduction to Stream Ecology
30 Oct 2018
Organization: Water Action Volunteers
Location: online
12-1pm. What IS stream ecology anyway? Where do streams come from and what lives in them? Registration required.

Snapshot Wisconsin trail camera host training
30 Oct 2018
Organization: Wisconsin DNR, UW-Madison
Location: UW Extension Office, Sheboygan
6-8pm. Volunteers are needed to host trail cameras for a statewide wildlife monitoring network. You must sign up online before attending a session.

Ongoing Events
Snapshot Wisconsin, 2 May 2016 - 31 Dec 2026
Organization: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Location: statewide
Improve our understanding of Wisconsin wildlife by hosting a trail camera or classifying wildlife photos online.

Wisconsin eBird, 1 Nov 2016 - 31 Dec 2027
Organization: eBird, WDNR, Wisconsin Society for Ornithology, Western Great Lakes Bird & Bat Observatory
Location: statewide
Submit any and all non-breeding bird observations. Track your life list, find birding hotspots, and contribute to important bird research and conservation.

Early Morning Bird Walks, 2 Jan 2018 - 27 Dec 2018
Organization: Urban Ecology Center
Location: Milwaukee
8-10am. Tues, Wed, Thurs. Various locations. Kick-start your day with fresh air and bird song. Interested bird watchers of all ability levels are invited. Binoculars available.

Citizen Lake Monitoring Network, 15 Mar 2018 - 15 Nov 2018
Organization: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, UW-Extension
Location: statewide
Monitor your lake's water clarity, water chemistry, ice on and ice off, and species composition. Trainings available.

Wisconsin Master Naturalist Training, 17 Mar 2018 - 20 Oct 2018
Organization: UW-Extension
Location: Carpenter Nature Center, Hastings, MN
3rd Sat. of the month through Oct. Master Naturalists are committed volunteers who participate in conservation education, stewardship, and citizen science. Covers geology, ecology, plant communities, wildlife, interpretation, water, & human impacts.

Water Action Volunteers - Stream Monitoring, 2 Apr 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
Organization: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, UW-Extension
Location: statewide
Monitor dissolved oxygen, temperature, transparency, stream flow, habitat, and macroinvertebrates. You'll get help setting up local stream monitoring programs, training to learn methods for monitoring, written methods, data sheets, and more.

Wisconsin Odonata Survey, 2 Apr 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
Organization: Wiscosin Department of Natural Resources
Location: statewide
Report observations of dragonflies and damselflies. Photographs of observations are recommended.

Wisconsin Rare Plant Monitoring Program, 15 Apr 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
Organization: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Location: statewide
Verify historical locations of rare plants and monitor their status. All participants must complete the program's trainings (offered each spring) prior to volunteering.

Bird Collision Corps, 10 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
Organization: Madison Audubon, UW-Madison
Location: UW-Madison
Document bird strikes at campus buildings during spring and fall migration. Training required.

Wisconsin Master Naturalist Training, 12 Sep 2018 - 7 Nov 2018
Organization: Ho-Chunk Nation, UW-Extension
Location: Black River Falls
Wednesday evenings & 2 Saturdays. Master Naturalists are committed volunteers who participate in conservation education, stewardship, and citizen science. Covers geology, ecology, plant communities, wildlife, interpretation, water, & human impacts.

Deer Hunter Widllife Survey, 15 Sep 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
Organization: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Location: Statewide
Report the wildlife you see while deer hunting.

Project FeederWatch, 10 Nov 2018 - 5 Apr 2019
Organization: Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Location: nationwide
Count birds at your feeder for citizen science! $18 registration required.

Christmas Bird Count, 14 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
Organization: Audubon Society
Location: nationwide
All Christmas Bird Counts are conducted between December 14 to January 5, inclusive dates, each season. Your local count will occur on one day between those dates. Participate in as many counts as you wish!