The Birds Without Borders – Aves Sin Fronteras® staff is proud to announce the completion of our manual for landowners in Wisconsin, the Midwest, and the eastern United States:
Some of our favorite songbirds are in decline. The numbers of many types of birds have been decreasing. The main reason is loss of habitat (a place where a bird naturally and normally lives). We want to show you how you can help. Landowners can have a major role in saving birds by managing their land to offer good habitat, including plants that provide food for birds.
American robin, by USFWS-L.Karney
Birds Without Borders - Aves Sin Fronteras® (BWB-ASF), a research, education and conservation project, has been studying birds in both Wisconsin, USA, and Belize, Central America, since 1997. BWB-ASF is sponsored by the Foundation for Wildlife Conservation, Inc., and the Zoological Society of Milwaukee, both based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.A.
Our manual is the result of five years of field research in Wisconsin and years of follow-up data analysis by Birds Without Borders - Aves Sin Fronteras®. It provides information on habitats and plants that we have found to be important to birds. It also includes lots of tips on how to help birds. There are many pictures of birds and plants so that you can easily identify them.
As a landowner or land manager, you can make a big difference in helping birds. If you don't own land, you can help bird conservation by starting bird-friendly projects at your school or neighborhood park.
This manual will help you to get started. To save larger areas of habitat, talk with your friends and neighbors to see if they are interested in joining forces to help save or establish bird habitats. You can also volunteer your time to help with habitat-restoration projects led by conservation organizations and local nature centers.
When people work together, they can preserve or create larger areas of bird habitat. The larger the area, the better for most bird species. But remember: Even small habitats, such as your backyard, can help birds.
We invite you to join us in our work to help conserve birds.
To download a PDF of the Birds Without Borders - Aves Sin Fronteras® Wisconsin Landowner Recommendations manual, please choose one of the following:
Click here for the complete manual. (File size is about 11.2 MB.)
OR download the manual by sections for quicker and smaller download sizes
- Table of Contents & Introduction (3.23 MB)
- Our Friends the Birds (1.19 MB)
- What You Can Do to Help Birds (1.31 MB)
- Birds Found at the BWB-ASF Wisconsin Study Sites (941 KB)
- Pewaukee Study Site Research (1.16 MB)
- Rosendale Study Site Research (768 KB)
- Land O' Lakes Study Site Research (703 KB)
- Wisconsin and Belize Connections (284 KB)
- Appendices 1-6 (570 KB)
- Appendices 7-9 (1.40 MB)
- Appendices 10-15 (613 KB)
The Wisconsin Landowner Recommendations manual is in Adobe PDF format and requires the free Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download it now.
Baltimore oriole, by Richard Brodzeller