Who's Who of Citizen-based Monitoring in Wisconsin.
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Milwaukee BIOME Project

Affiliation:
Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory, Urban Ecology Center, Riveredge Nature Center, UW-Milwaukee, University of Hawaii--Manoa, Milwaukee County Parks, and WDNR

Contact Information:
William P. Mueller
Project Coordinator
1242 S. 45th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53214
414-698-9108
wpmueller1947@gmail.com

Year Started:
2006


Specialty(ies):
bird banding, bird transects, bat acoustic monitoring, vegetation monitoring

Purpose:
Our goals are to: 1) assess habitat use and quality in riparian and upland sites; 2) study habitat use by migratory species; and 3) train citizen-scientists to begin monitoring birds in Milwaukee and to work in conjunction with scientists on addressing urban ecology questions.

Subject Area(s):
Birds
Mammals
Native Plants
Exotics/Invasive Species

Data Type(s) Collected:
Population Status
Population Trends
Threats to Populations
Distribution and Range
Habitat Requirements
Habitat Conditions and/or Availability
GIS mapping/monitoring
Biological parameters


# of Volunteers:
150

Hours/Volunteer/Year:
10-30

Volunteer Services:
Advanced training sessions for experienced monitors
Group website
Social Gatherings
Staff consultation with individual monitors
Training sessions for new volunteers
Links to websites of other programs

Accepting New Volunteers?
Yes


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