East-Central Wisconsin Nest-Monitoring Research Results
Birds Without Borders - Aves Sin Fronteras®

East-Central Wisconsin: The Rosendale nest-searching plot is located in a restored native grassland.

The nest-searching research at the Rosendale study site was very successful. We completed this part of our research in August 2000. We have accomplished our goal of studying birds that breed in a restored native grassland in east-central Wisconsin.

Birds Without Borders - Aves Sin Fronteras® staff members have presented results of the project research at scientific meetings and also published papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals. You can read and download PDFs of publications (full-text) and presentations (abstracts). Click here to link to the Presentations and Publications list.

We have summarized our Wisconsin research results and produced a manual of recommendations for landowners on how they can manage their land to benefit birds. You can download this manual free of charge from the Zoological Society’s Web site by clicking here.

Listed below are the bird species whose nests were monitored at the Rosendale study site and their migration status in Wisconsin.

Migration status*:

R = Resident, present year-round in Wisconsin
S = Short-distance migrant, winters in the southern U.S. and/or northern Mexico.
N = Neotropical migrant, winters south of the Tropic of Cancer.

Species name Migration status*
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) S
Blue-winged teal (Anas discors) S/N
Northern harrier (Circus cyaneus) S
Ring-necked pheasant (Phasianus colchicus) R
Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) S
American woodcock (Scolopax minor) S
Eastern kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus) N
Tree swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) S/N
Sedge wren (Cistothorus platensis) S
Common yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas) S/N
Savannah sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis) S
Song sparrow (Melospiza melodia) S
Bobolink (Dolichonyx oryzivorus) N
Red-winged blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) S
Eastern meadowlark (Sturnella magna) S
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