Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory

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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.

Support the Observatory!

Amid the current time of trial and uncertainty, we are certain of two things:

1. That people like you can make a real, beneficial difference to the birds and bats of Wisconsin and the Western Great Lakes Region 

2. That one of the best ways to do this is by supporting the Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory

As the Observatory nears the 10th anniversary of its founding by the late Noel Cutright, it also is entering just its third year as an independent non-profit. Help us continue to do good conservation science and make 2020 our most productive yet with a tax-deductible gift.  

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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.

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Upcoming Events

30 Oct
Western Great Lakes Conservation Summit
Date 10/30/2020 - 10/31/2020
Cancelled due to COVID. Stay tuned for updates regarding a possible online Summit.