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Urgent message from Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters:
Governor Walker’s proposed budget is giving Wisconsin the cold shoulder. His budget aims to freeze land protection efforts, undermine science, further politicize natural resource management, and more. link here


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Wisconsin Breeding Birds Atlas



Join experts from February 27- March 1 at the Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center in Rothschild, Wis. to learn even more about this exciting project, including the tricks and tips you'll want to start successfully observing and documenting breeding birds in your area! Registration is just $10 until February 15. All participants who register by February 15 will receive a WBBA II t-shirt. Conference presentations will include data entry workshops, training and the opportunity to meet your county coordinator. 

Don't miss the spring kickoff meeting!See a complete agenda and list of speakershere. Don't miss out,register now!
Register before Feb. 15 to secure your spot.


Alert from WSO:

A Sandhill Crane hunt is being proposed in Wisconsin at the upcoming
Wisconsin Conservation Congress spring hearings. The Wisconsin Society for
Ornithology (WSO) would like to alert the birding community of this
possibility and encourage representation from the non-hunting community at
the hearings on April 15. More information about the spring hearings can be
found here:
http://dnr.wi.gov/about/wcc/springhearing.html
Please read our issue paper on this topic written in 2013 when a Sandhill
Crane hunt was first proposed at:
http://wsobirds.org/sandhill-crane-hunt.
While WSO acknowledges and supports the cultural heritage of hunting in our
state, we recognize that the harvest of some wildlife species may be
biologically or socially unacceptable.

Kim Kreitinger
President, Wisconsin Society for Ornithology
Madison, WI


State of the Birds Report
Wednesday, March 11, 7 pm, MPTC, Room O-104
One hundred years after the extinction of the
Passenger Pigeon, the nation’s top bird scientists from
conservation groups and agencies have come together
again to publish the fifth State of the Birds report.
William Mueller, Director of the Western Great
Lakes Bird & Bat Observatory, will provide
valuable information from the nation’s top
bird scientists.

Cat Impact on Wildlife
Wednesday, April 8, 7 pm
UW-Fond du Lac, Room UC114
University Center/LGI 114
Domestic cat predation is the largest source
of bird and mammal mortality in the United
States directly related to human behavior. Situations
and solutions will be discussed.

Midwest Annual Crane Count
A Saturday in April, Date to Be Announced
Contact Dave Sehloff at 920-602-1649 or email
david.sehloff@gmail.com.

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Bird City - Fond du Lac - Year 3: Sustained Flight
Fond du Lac will hold the city's IMBD events on May 2-3; click here for details
more info on Bird City here

Explore the world of birds with Audubon’s completely re-imagined website: www.audubon.org. You’ll find the stunning photographs that you’ve come to expect from Audubon magazine along with a wealth of web-exclusive material.
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Thank You to Photographers
See the beautiful work of photographers Elizabeth A.
W. Ahlborn
facebook.com/elizabethahlbornphotography,
Gretchen Steele
www.steelephotoservices.com, and Joel
Nisleit
joelnisleitphotography.com in our newsletter, and
visit them online to see more of their photography!


Membership Renewal
Support the Fond du Lac County Audubon Society by renewing through our local chapter. Click here.

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