Bird City Newsletters

Our most recent monthly newsletter is available here, along with past issues. Each issue includes important bird news, updates from Bird City Wisconsin, success stories from communities around the state, and timely reminders about projects and procedures. Click "View" to read online or "Download" to read later. 

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BIRD CITY WISCONSIN DECEMBER 2022 New!
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 12-08-2022

Mark your calendar! In our December 2022 newsletter, we announce that Bird City Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Bird Conservation Partnership, and the Wisconsin Society for Ornithology are planning a special two-day bird-conservation conference to be held in Oshkosh in March 2023. You won't want to miss it. We also announce the addition of four new members to our Steering Committee. In addition, we pass along a list of migrants and irruptive species to watch for as we head into winter, and we remind readers that it’s almost time for the annual Christmas Bird Count. 

BIRD CITY WISCONSIN NOVEMBER 2022
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 11-02-2022

In our November 2022 newsletter, we report that Cozumel, Mexico, an island off the Yucatán Peninsula, has been named the first Bird City in Latin America. Cozumel is now a member of the Bird City Network. We also report that Fort Collins has become the third city in Colorado to be designated a Bird City. And we remind readers that it’s time to start thinking about renewing. We pass along suggestions for making the process easier and more productive. Renewals for 2023 are due by January 31, 2023. 

BIRD CITY WISCONSIN SEPTEMBER 2022
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 09-29-2022

In our September 2022 newsletter, we report that Madison's ground-breaking bird-friendly building ordinance was upheld by a Dane County circuit court judge in August. We explain how you can help birds during this fall's incredible bird migration. And we describe how the Madison chapter of the Feminist Bird Club and Madison Public Library Foundation teamed up to put birding backpacks in each branch of the Madison Public Library. 

BIRD CITY WISCONSIN AUGUST 2022
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 08-13-2022

In our August 2022 newsletter, we explain why watching and counting Chimney Swifts this fall is both important to science and a golden opportunity for Bird City communities. In addition, we describe why we need you to update the contact info for your community's representative right now. Doing so is as simple as sending an email.

BIRD CITY WISCONSIN JULY 2022
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 07-22-2022

In our July 2022 newsletter, we tell what the City of Wisconsin Rapids, a High Flyer and a Bird City since 2013, accomplished with a small grant it received from us in 2021. In addition, we share an article by Caitlyn Schuchhardt of the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin about the record-breaking results of the successful 2022 Great Wisconsin Birdathon.