Making our communities healthy for birds... and people

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 MAY 2020
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 05-11-2020

Bird City communities never fail to go above and beyond in their conservation and education actions. In this newsletter, we describe the response of the Oshkosh Bird Fest to the Covid-19 quarantine, we offer three ways you can practice social distancing while celebrating World Migratory Bird Day, and we report on the extension of this year's Great Wisconsin Birdathon. Teams now can choose: They can stick to the original spring migration timeframe or postpone their big day until summer or fall. 

BIRD CITY WISCONSIN MARCH 2020
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 03-27-2020

At a time when Covid-19 is upending even our best-laid plans, we offer three ways you can practice social distancing while celebrating World Migratory Bird Day, and three ways you can safely participate in the Great Wisconsin Birdathon. In addition, view an updated list of Bird City communities that have either submitted a renewal application or let us know that their application is in the works. Also, learn another simple step you can take to help birds: avoiding pesticides.

BIRD CITY WISCONSIN FEBRUARY 2020
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 02-19-2020

Registration is now open for the 2020 Great Wisconsin Birdathon! In this newsletter, we lay out the reasons why every Bird City should participate and why it's not too early to start organizing your team. In addition, view a list of Bird City communities that have either submitted a renewal application or let us know that their application is in the works, as of mid-February. Also, learn another simple step that you can take to help birds: replacing lawns with native plantings.

BIRD CITY WISCONSIN JANUARY 2020
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 01-14-2020

Holding an annual World Migratory Bird Day event and passing an official resolution recognizing both the day and the importance of birds are the only actions that we require every Bird City community to take. In this newsletter, read about the 2020 theme, take a sneak peek at this year's artwork, and learn how to participate. Also, learn about another simple step you can take to help birds: keeping cats indoors.

BIRD CITY WISCONSIN DECEMBER 2019
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 12-18-2019

New! We are now offering small grants to help Bird City communities launch projects that create bird habitat, educate residents about the interactions between birds and people, and reduce threats to birds. In this newsletter, read more about the program, including how and when to apply, and learn about a simple step you can take to help birds: making windows safer, day and night.