Wisconsin Citizen-based Monitoring Network

Event Calendar

This page provides 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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WEBINAR: Suckers: Winners of "Best Supporting Fishes" Award
2 Feb 2021
Organization: Woodland Dunes Nature Center
Location: online
6:30pm. Learn about sucker spawning migrations and how you can get involved in research in your own backyard. Registration required.

WEBINAR- Catch the WAVe: Something's Fishy: What Our Piscine Friends Can Tell Us About Our Streams
3 Feb 2021
Organization: Water Action Volunteers
Location: online
12-1pm. During the Biotic Index macroinvertebrate search, WAV volunteers sometimes find vertebrates- most notably fish. DNR Biologists will tell us what species we are likely to find in & what those indicator species tell us. Registration required

Great Backyard Bird Count
12 Feb 2021 - 15 Feb 2021
Organization: Cornell Lab of Ornithology, National Audubon Society, Bird Studies Canada
Location: worldwide
Count birds and contribute to an annual snapshot of worldwide bird distribution and abundance! Everyone is welcome to participate!

WEBINAR- Catch the WAVe: Comparing Motivations and Actions of Stream Monitors around the World
17 Feb 2021
Organization: Water Action Volunteers
Location: online
12pm. Hear research findings regarding volunteer motivations and actions from stream monitoring programs in Canada, New Zealand, and Chesapeake Bay, and compare and contrast to Wisconsins WAV volunteers. 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.

Wisconsin First Detector Network, 1 Mar 2019 - 31 Dec 2029
Organization: UW Extension
Location: statewide
Identify and report invasive species.

Wisconsin Volunteer Carnivore Tracking Program, 1 Nov 2020 - 31 Mar 2021
Organization: Wisconsin DNR
Location: northern and central Wisconsin
Estimate the abundance and distribution of carnivores by observing the number and location of their tracks. Participants must complete training sessions before monitoring.

Project FeederWatch, 14 Nov 2020 - 9 Apr 2021
Organization: Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Location: nationwide
Count birds at your feeder for citizen science! $18 registration required.