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

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WSO Field Trips

WSO sponsors numerous field trips throughout the year. Members of WSO and non-members can attend. The trips are led by some of the top birders in Wisconsin, and they provide a good opportunity to see a broad range of Wisconsin birds. Check out this year's exciting field trips!

Statewide Birding Events

To find a field trip or birding event near you, check out our calendar of statewide birding events!  If your organization would like to list an event in our calendar, please send an email with details to:

Wisconsin Bird Network

WISBIRDN is an open discussion list principally focused on Wisconsin birds and birding. Topics may include the timely reporting of rare bird sightings, trip reports, RFI’s, activities of birding-related organizations, and research. To view recent sightings, click here.

Birding Wisconsin Facebook Group

A place for Wisconsin birders to share recent Wisconsin related sightings, pictures, videos, favorite birding locations, etc. This group is open to birders and birdwatchers of all levels, so please be polite and helpful to each other.

Great Wisconsin Birding and Nature Trail

The Great Wisconsin Birding and Nature Trail is a mapped auto trail that reaches into every area of the state. Full color viewing guides with maps and descriptions of every site leads the nature traveler to warblers, shorebirds, eagles, loons, cranes and all manner of mammals found in some of the state's premier wildlife venues. The website also provides an interactive map with birding hotspot information.

Bird Clubs and Nature Centers

There are more than 80 nature centers and 30 bird clubs in Wisconsin that host birding programs. These provide a great opportunity for both beginning and advanced birders to become part of the local birding community.

Check the WSO Rare Bird Alerts

Click on Rare Bird Alerts to the left for the most recent sightings.

Search eBird

A simple and intuitive online tool that allows you to submit observations, maintain personal bird records, and visualize data with interactive maps, graphs, and bar charts.

Use Bird-Finding Guides and Checklists

Visit the WSO Bookstore for books, checklists, and more.