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

GreatGrayOwl RyanBradyOur generous donors have sponsored all 239 species in our initial sponsor-a-species campaign. Watch here for a chance to sponsor additional breeding species confirmed during field work for the second edition of the Atlas that were not confirmed during the first edition, such as Western Kingbird and Eared Grebe.

Even though the species are not yet available, here are details aboutf the program:

There are five sponsorship levels, ranging from $100/year (Tier 5) for common or lesser known species to $2,000/year (Tier 1) for rare and/or charismatic species.

You may choose one or more species to sponsor. You can only sponsor one species at a time using the online Sponsorship Form. To sponsor another species, return to the online Sponsorship Form again.

You can sponsor a species for one year, multiple years, or for all five years of the Atlas project. Please consider making a five-year commitment or pledge to support the Atlas project for its duration. You can pay annually for a multi-year pledge; we'll send you reminders each year.. Our goal is to generate much-needed funding, and we welcome all contributions.

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 form.

All sponsors will be recognized on the "Acknowledgments" page of the Atlas and five-year sponsors will be named on the species page in the finished 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.

Tier 1 Rare and Charismatic Species ($2,000/year)

      (all 3 species have been sponsored)

Tier 2 ($1,000/year)

      (all 7 species have been sponsored)

Tier 3 ($500/year)

      (all 24 total species offered)

  • Tier 4 ($200/year)

      (all 49 total species offered)

  • Tier 5 ($100/year)

      (all 156 total species offered)

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