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 AUGUST 2022 New!
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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. 

BIRD CITY WISCONSIN MAY 2022
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 06-02-2022

In our May 2022 newsletter, we tell what the Town of Manitowish Waters, a High Flyer and a Bird City since 2010, accomplished with a small grant it received from us in 2021. In addition, we explain why Wisconsin DNR and the Wisconsin Chimney Swift Working Group are asking you and other birdwatchers to report sightings of Chimney Swifts this spring, and we tell how to do so.

BIRD CITY WISCONSIN MARCH 2022
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 03-02-2022

In this newsletter, we explore the theme of this year's World Migratory Bird Day -- Dim the Lights for Birds at Night! -- and pass along five simple actions you can take to help birds at night. In addition, we describe what the Pringle Nature Preserve and Kenosha County, a Bird City since 2014, accomplished with the small grant we awarded them in 2021.

BIRD CITY WISCONSIN JANUARY 2022
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 01-24-2022

In this newsletter, we describe what the Mequon Nature Preserve and the City of Mequon, a Bird City since 2010 and a High Flyer, accomplished with the small grant we awarded in 2021, and we pass along details about the upcoming Great Backyard Bird Count. In addition, we remind Bird Cities that 2022 renewals are due by January 31 and that fees for new applications and renewals are now $175.