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. 


In our September newsletter, we list the birds that are most vulnerable to collisions with home windows and pass along details about a webinar describing three easy ways you can prevent the collisions at your home. Also in this issue, we share tips for making your yard more bird-friendly and encourage readers to take a survey being conducted by the Wisconsin Society for Ornithology, which has embarked on a strategic planning process.

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In our July 2023 newsletter, we announce that Bird City Wisconsin will be part of the Bird City Network, the ambitious bird-conservation program connecting cities across the Americas, and that next year's renewals will take place on Bird City Network website. Also in this issue, we present an interview with the director of ABC's Texas Coast Program about how Galveston became a Bird City.

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In our June 2023 newsletter, we announce the long-awaited launch of the Bird City Network, an ambitious bird-conservation program connecting cities across the Americas, and invite you to join the celebration and learn more about the network in a webinar on Thursday, June 22, 2023, at 4 pm ET. Also in this issue, we congratulate Two Rivers, the winner of the $500 habitat package announced at the Bringing Birds Back Conference held in Oshkosh in March.

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In our May 2023 newsletter, we announce an important fast-approaching deadline: May 12, 2023, is the deadline for applying for the $500 habitat package being offered by SOS Save Our Songbirds and White Pelican Farm Native Plant Nursery. Apply today. Also in the newsletter, we remind readers that there's still time for Bird Cities to form a team in this year's Great Wisconsin Birdathon, and we explore what a bird book published 107 year ago can teach us about birds and free-roaming cats.

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In our April 2023 newsletter, we explain how your Bird City could receive a $500 habitat package from SOS Save Our Songbirds and White Pelican Farm Native Plant Nursery. We also publish a report on the successful Bringing Birds Back Conference, held at UW Oshkosh in March, and we announce SOS Save Our Songbirds, a campaign launched by the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin and Wisconsin Bird Conservation Partnership aimed at making it easier to make small changes at home that help birds. In addition, we pass along a reminder that now's the time to form a team for this year's Great Wisconsin Birdathon.