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Share your observations of plants or non-game animals with the Natural Heritage Inventory.
- Contact information
- For information on Wisconsin's rare animals, contact:
- Rich Staffen
Bird Rookery (Bird Rookery)
A bird rookery is an area where more than one pair of birds nest in a group. The number of nests can vary from just a few to hundreds and can include one to many different species of birds. Sites can include rare and non-rare species. The breeding time will vary based on the species present at the site. Rookeries are typically located in inaccessable locations including forests, shrub communities, wetlands adjacent to water (lakes, rivers or streams), and islands. These sites are important as large numbers of breeding individuals can be found in a single place.
Status and Natural Heritage Inventory documented occurrences in Wisconsin
The table below provides information about the protected status - both state and federal - and the rank (S and G Ranks) for Bird Rookery (Bird Rookery). See the Working List Key for more information about abbreviations. Counties shaded blue have documented occurrences for this species in the Wisconsin Natural Heritage Inventory database. The map is provided as a general reference of where occurrences of this species meet NHI data standards and is not meant as a comprehensive map of all observations.
Note: Species recently added to the NHI Working List may temporarily have blank occurrence maps.
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A guidance document is not available at this time. Use the information from the other tabs and contact local biologists, as needed, to develop management and avoidance strategies.
Links to additional Bird Rookery information
Other links related to miscellaneous elements
- NatureServe Explorer
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