Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Conference on Bird Monitoring Programs

If you are interested in bird conservation, please join the Wisconsin Bird Conservation Initiative (WBCI) at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay on March 14-15, 2008, for a conference highlighting exciting new opportunities for birders and wildlife enthusiasts to help monitor and conserve Wisconsin’s birds. Friday will feature a birding field trip along Lake Michigan guided by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Chris Wood, a former Wisconsin birder and current WINGS Birding Tour leader, and a dazzling presentation on Wisconsin’s birds in the tropics by Craig Thompson, chair of WBCI’s International Committee. Saturday morning talks will emphasize new citizen-based bird monitoring opportunities in Wisconsin, such as secretive marshbirds, nightjars, and Kirtland’s Warblers, and the afternoon will include hands-on workshops on eBird and the Wisconsin Birder Certification Program. The lineup of speakers and workshop leaders features such notables as Noel Cutright, Chris Wood, Bob Howe, and others.
Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about and sign up for upcoming bird monitoring programs in 2008! Save the dates and look for more details, including the conference agenda and registration form (it's free!), coming soon to WBCI's website at See you in March!

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