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Contact information
For information on birding and bird conservation, contact:
Ryan Brady
Research scientist
Bureau of Wildlife Management

Birding and bird conservation

Northern Parula

Spring is a great time for birdwatching! Among the favorites are 30+ species of warblers, including this Northern Parula. Get tips and information from our online chat series. Photo © Ryan Brady

Wisconsin is home to over 300 species of birds and has thousands of people who enjoy birds. Explore the links below for information on birds, bird identification, birding locations and how to get involved in bird conservation efforts.

Warbler alert! Wisconsin has more than 30 species of native warblers. They start arriving in late April to early May and stop over in southern Wisconsin for several weeks before heading to the north woods to nest. Discover more and learn why warblers put a song in our hearts.

Where to find birds

Explore the information below to learn more about great birding places in Wisconsin.

Report a bird

Amatuer birders have always been leaders in the field of citizen science. The links below provide a number of web-based tools that allow you to report and track your daily bird sightings. These data are used by DNR and conservation partners across the hemisphere to monitor migratory bird populations.

Bird ID and information

The links below provide useful tips in identifying birds as well as information on their biology, status and conservation in Wisconsin.

Get involved

See the links below for ways to get involved in birding and bird conservation efforts around the state.

Take the bird quiz

Name that bird!

Test your knowledge of Wisconsin birds. Then, get outside and hone your skills by participating in Wisconsin's birdathon [exit DNR] to raise money for bird conservation. Answers to the quiz below.


Last revised: Monday March 21 2016