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

WSO has joined forces with other funders to support the electronic tagging of as many as six Snowy Owls in Wisconsin this winter as part of a multistate effort known as Project SNOWstorm. More than 50 owls have been tagged in 10 states from North Dakota to Maine since 2013. WSO earlier funded transmitters for two of the six owls tagged in Wisconsin during previous winters -- for a bird known as... Read More   

There will be a couple of new twists to this year’s Honey Creek Birdathon/Bandathon weekend. Place a hold on your calendar for the weekend of May 12-13. Both the birdathon and bandathon will take place at WSO’s Honey Creek Nature Preserve on Sunday May 13, rather than holding them over both days.  But we’re resurrecting the once-popular Saturday evening campout for those who... Read More   

Madison - Ten years after Kirtland's Warblers were first documented in Wisconsin, populations of the songbird have increased and their range is expanding through the efforts of state, federal and local partners to increase and manage the endangered bird and its habitat in the state.  According to the recently released 2017 nesting report released by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife... Read More   

As expected, the temperature was bitterly cold (starting at 2 degrees), just has it has been for the past couple of weeks.  Participants started gathering at South Shore Yacht Club a little before 8:00 AM, and many took the time to add a layer or two of warmer insulation before joining the group.  The attendance today (1/6) was greatly limited by the cold conditions, and there were only... Read More