Western Great Lakes Bird & Bat Observatory

Headquarters at Forest Beach Migratory Preserve

Purple Martin Colony at Forest Beach

Regional Purple Martin expert and bander Dick Nikolai banded young and several adults at our colony on July 18th. Our colony is in great shape compared to some others in east-central WI. Many colonies experienced serious levels of mortality this year. Dick's research may help us to understand the causes.

Upcoming Events

05/05/2018 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Atlas Workshop
05/20/2018 7:30 am - 2:30 pm
World Migratory Bird Day Celebration
08/25/2018 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Monarch Tag and Release Celebration
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