Who's Who of Citizen-based Monitoring in Wisconsin.
  		Photo: Wisconsin River - K. Mooney
Wisconsin Bird Conservation Initiative

Contact Information:
Ryan Brady
Monitoring Coordinator
Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources
2501 Golf Course Road
Ashland, WI 54806
715-685-2933
Ryan.Brady@Wisconsin.gov



Specialty(ies):
owls marshbirds red-shouldered hawks nightjars

Purpose:
The Wisconsin Bird Conservation Initiative's monitoring program is geared towards implementing the monitoring needs laid out by Partners in Flight (PIF) and the North American Bird Conservation Initiative (NABCI). WBCI has monitoring programs for owls, marshbirds, red-shouldered hawks, and nightjars. It is also making traditional programs like the Federal Breeding Bird Survey and Christmas Bird Count stronger. WBCI has also partnered with Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology to better collect and manage observational data through eBird. Finally, the monitoring committee of WBCI is helping to prioritize short-term monitoring needs that will better inform key management decisions.

Subject Area(s):
Birds

Data Type(s) Collected:
Habitat Requirements
Distribution and Range
Population Demographics
Population Trends
Population Status


Volunteer Services:
Group website
Regular meetings throughout the year
Data analysis and reporting
Links to websites of other programs
Other publications
Conferences
Online training
Training sessions for new volunteers

Accepting New Volunteers?
Yes


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