Promoting the enjoyment, study, and conservation of Wisconsin's birds.

We’re winding down our Honey Creek Campaign at the end of the year.

Thanks to more than 200 donors we’ve topped our fundraising goal of $550,000. You’re still eligible, however, for any of the incentive thank-yous that were offered on any contributions by Dec. 31.

Renowned artist and WSO member Thomas Schultz has created and donated the rights to a limited-edition fine art print of his painting Nearing Final Days: Passenger Pigeons. Donors contributing $1,000 or more will receive a signed and numbered copy. Tom will add a personal remarque to the prints for all donations of $5,000 or more.

Donors giving $500 to $999 will receive the Birds of Wisconsin book by Owen J. Gromme with an introduction by Samuel D. Robbins Jr. Those giving $250 to $499 will receive a CD of Anthony Philip Heinrich’s The Columbiad symphony, inspired by the Passenger Pigeon, and performed by the UW Symphony Orchestra.

Our goal of $550,000 covered the $500,000 purchase price, along with closing costs, fundraising expenses and funds for garlic mustard control, removal of barbed wire and erosion control. Additional funds will allow WSO to expedite habitat restoration and land management for this beautiful and ecologically significant holding in the Baraboo Hills.

To make a donation, online, go to

Questions? Email WSO President Michael John Jaeger at or call 608-335-2546.

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