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

SpruceGrouse RyanBradyAlthough 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 will come 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. We anticipate that some 240 bird species will be recorded during this five-year survey. Every species has been assigned a sponsorship level pegged to its conservation need and charismatic appeal. You can sponsor one or more of the species that have special meaning for you, your family or organization.

The higher level sponsorship tiers have been established to emphasize the conservation needs of many species in our state. However, more than two-thirds of all species can be sponsored for the same amount asked during the "Adopt-a-Species" program 20 years ago during Wisconsin's first Atlas project.

We are encouraging donors to make a five-year commitment to support the Breeding Bird Atlas project for its duration.

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