Red-winged Blackbird fledgling (left) and Northern Cardinal hatchlings (right) by Kate Redmond
Season 5 Kickoff
April 5-7, 2019
Holiday Inn and Convention Center, 1001 Amber Ave., Stevens Point
2019 will be the final year of field work for the second Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas, and the organizers need a lot of help to complete this monumental effort by fall. About 15 percent of Atlas survey blocks have seen little to no survey effort, while an additional 25 percent still need some work to be marked complete. Attend the Season 5 Kickoff to learn where and how you can help. Register at https://wsobirds.org/atlas.
You won’t want to miss:
Keynote address by Ian Davies, eBird Project Coordinator at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Birds and Beers in the Tap Room of Central Waters Brewing Co.
Morning field trips to find Greater Prairie-Chickens, Snowy Owls, and other birds
Nighttime field trips to complete blocks and learn techniques
Who should attend?
Prospective and seasoned atlasers
Atlas county coordinators
Bird researchers and academics
All Wisconsin bird lovers!
Key meeting topics:
Overview of results to date
Introduction to atlasing for newcomers
Strategies for completing field work
Plans for an Atlas II book and other end products
Recognition for both our donors and top atlasers
To register, go to the Wisconsin Society for Ornithology’s Atlas webpage.