• Black-bellied Whistling-Duck ML255292651
    By Ryan Brady September 28, 2020

    On the heels of its Mountain Bluebird record earlier this year, the recently-completed fieldwork for the second Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas (2015–2019) now has another significant footnote — the state’s first confirmed breeding record of Black-bellied Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna autumnalis).

  • Mountain Bluebird ML236826981
    By Ryan Brady July 9, 2020

    On May 16, 2020, Ryne Rutherford of Biophilia LLC discovered a female Mountain Bluebird on Chequamegon National Forest lands near Hannibal in Taylor County, marking Wisconsin’s ~25th record and only the 6th since 2002. As word spread and birders arrived to catch a glimpse of this rare western species, it quickly became apparent the bird was closely associating with a male Eastern Bluebird, and both were showing interest in an artificial nest box at the site.

  • Golden Eagle ML194179541
    By Nick Anich July 1, 2020

    Late in 2019, retired DNR conservation biologist Bill Smith reported to us a few very interesting observations of Golden Eagles in southcentral Wisconsin. They appeared to be building nests!

  • American Robin ML243975941
    By Nick Anich June 17, 2020

    We are beginning the process of collecting photos for the atlas. Read on to see how you can help.

  • American Redstart ML91183901
    By Nick Anich January 1, 2020

    Those of you that attended our Final Season Kickoff got to meet eBird's Ian Davies. Ian wanted to share his congratulations and let Wisconsin Atlasers know that the platform we've built continues to lead the way. 

  • Long-eared Owl ML176670551
    By Nick Anich October 8, 2019

    The fifth and final year of field work is now complete for the Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas! We owe a sincere THANK YOU to the more than 2,000 atlasers who have contributed to Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas II.