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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Christmas Bird Count - Shiocton
14 Dec 2018
Organization: Mosquito Hill Nature Center
Location: Shiocton
8am-4:30pm. Take a break from the holiday hustle and join nature center staff and volunteers for a day counting birds in the field. Well break for a potluck lunch, featuring warm soups and yummy desserts. Call ahead if you would like to take part.

Christmas Bird Count - Door County
15 Dec 2018
Organization: Ridges Sanctuary
Location: Door County
Join the nation's longest running citizen science project! All skill levels welcome. Registration required.

Christmas Bird Count - Saukville
15 Dec 2018
Organization: Riveredge Nature Center
Location: Saukville
Would you like to be a part of a nationwide citizen science project? Join us for the 119th Christmas Bird Count! New and experienced birders are needed to conduct field bird surveys. Registration required.

Christmas Bird Count- Manitowish Waters
15 Dec 2018
Organization: North Lakeland Discovery Center
Location: Manitowish Waters
7am-12pm. Join the Discovery Center Bird Club and Naturalist John Bates in monitoring the abundance of our winter resident birds. Great for beginner and experienced birders alike. Registration required.

Christmas Bird Count- Cable
15 Dec 2018
Organization: Cable Natural History Museum
Location: Cable
8am-noon. Join the nation's longest running citizen science projects! Scour fields and feeders to count as many bird species as possible. Registration required.

Christmas Bird Count - Milwaukee
15 Dec 2018
Organization: Urban Ecology Center
Location: Milwaukee
8:30-5:00pm. Contribute to bird research during your morning hike -- join volunteers around the world for the annual Christmas Bird Count. Well meet at the Menomonee Valley branch and hike to Washington Park, with a stop for brunch along the way.

Christmas Bird Count - Sarona
16 Dec 2018
Organization: Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary
Location: Sarona
7am. We will use our feet and cars to travel our routes, and we expect to see many different winter bird species. Open to all levels of birding experience and ability. Registration is required by Friday, December 14.

Christmas Bird Count - Greendale
16 Dec 2018
Organization: Wehr Nature Center
Location: Scout Lake Park, Greendale
9am-4pm. Count wintering birds in Whitnall Park & Scout Lake Park. Beginner and veteran birdwatchers are welcome! Registration required.

Christmas Bird Count - Madison
16 Dec 2018
Organization: Madison Audubon
Location: Madison
Join the nation's longest running citizen science projects! Sign up for this one-day count of Madison's birds. Registration required.

Christmas Bird Count- Minocqua
20 Dec 2018
Organization: North Lakeland Discovery Center
Location: Minocqua
7am-12pm. Join the Discovery Center Bird Club and Naturalist John Bates in monitoring the abundance of our winter resident birds. Great for beginner and experienced birders alike. Registration required.

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.

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!