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Hear ye! Hear ye! Nine NEW species are now available for sponsorship! These species are:

Tier 3 ($2,500)

  • Eared Grebe
  • American Three-toed Woodpecker

Tier 4 ($1,000)

  • Lesser Scaup
  • White-winged Dove
  • Chuck-will's-widow

Tier 5 ($500)

  • Western Grebe
  • Great Black-backed Gull
  • Bay-breasted Warbler
  • Rusty Blackbird

Click here to sponsor one of these new species

Act now to sponsor one of the new species found during recent surveys for the Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas. Each of these species will receive a write-up in the forthcoming Breeding Bird Atlas publication. 

You may pay the sponsorship with one payment or with two payments either electronically or by printing and mailing the sponsorship form prior to November 2019. Your support of the Atlas is greatly appreciated!

Our generous donors have already sponsored ALL of the original 239 species offered through our sponsor-a-species campaign. With the addition of new species, the total is now at 248 species. Wow! 

Although the Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas II project will be accomplished by thousands of volunteers over a five-year period from 2015 to 2019, there are considerable costs associated with a citizen-science effort of this magnitude. The majority of the funding for this project is from private sources — people like you who want to make a difference!

An easy and fulfilling way for you to help this effort is to Sponsor a Species. The sponsorship level reflects each species’ conservation need and charismatic appeal. You can sponsor one or more of the newly listed species that have special meaning for you, your family or your organization.

Some Details

You can sponsor your species in memory or in honor of another person or an organization. If you choose, your sponsorship can remain anonymous. Please indicate these choices on the printed form. If you use the online form, you will be contacted separately to provide this additional information.

All sponsors will be recognized on the "Acknowledgments" pages of the Breeding Bird Atlas publication that will be written following completion of the field surveys, and each sponsor will be named on the appropriate species page in the Atlas. All contributions to the Atlas will be acknowledged in appropriate WSO communications and publications as well.

Your species sponsorship or contribution to the Atlas project is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

Where to go next?

  • Don't want to sponsor a species? No problem; all contributions are welcome. Click here.

If you have any questions, please contact Charlie Luthin - AtlasSponsorship@wsobirds.org