Western Great Lakes Bird & Bat Observatory

Headquarters at Forest Beach Migratory Preserve

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Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas II

Work on the 2nd Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas continues. To find out more information about the atlas log on to the Wisconsin Society for Ornithology site. Your help is crucial.

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Our Mission

To advance the conservation of birds and bats in Wisconsin and throughout the Western Great Lakes Region through coordinated research, monitoring, and education.


Are you …a backyard birder? Big on bats?  A citizen scientist?  An eco-enthusiast? Are you passionate about the power of scientific research to identify ways to nurture and sustain our environment? We invite you to join our e-mail newsletter. Learn about the current projects - why they are important and what we are discovering that has local, regional and global impact.  Stay informed to be empowered.  Click Here

Request for a WGLBBO Speaker

Are you interested in learning more about WGLBBO and our important research and monitoring projects? Simply download, fill out and return our  REQUEST FORM. 


Thank You!

The Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory likes to think of our friends and supporters as “investors” in conservation science, and we are enormously grateful for the support they have shown for WGLBBO’s work over the past 14 months. MEET OUR DONORS.


Upcoming Events

08/25/2018 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Monarch Tag and Release Celebration
09/06/2018 - 09/08/2018
Bird City/WBCI Conference

Latest News


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    Submit an abstract of your presentation or poster now! See below for further information. The Wester...
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