Sunday, October 24, 2010

Healthy Ecosystems are Essential for Human Well-Being

Support Conservation International's goal to protect and effectively manage at least 25 percent of Earth's land and inland waters and 15 percent of marine ecosystems by 2020. Sign the Conservation International petition at this link.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

news - birds and collisions

Many things are in the news about birds and collisions this year.

This story tells about a new product that can help if you are building or renovating.

See the US Fish & Wildlife webpage on this topic.

Read a recent flyer on Lights Out for Birds here.

The latest on this subject from the American Bird Conservancy is linked here.

And here's a recent Issues Paper on the topic from the Wisconsin Bird Conservation Initiative.

Friday, October 8, 2010

bird conservation news

At the international level, see the most recent BirdLife International news stories at this link.

For news from the American Bird Conservancy, go to their news link.

If you have not looked there in a while, go the the website of the Wisconsin Bird Conservation Initiative.

And check out Bird City Wisconsin at their website.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Midwest Coordinated Bird Monitoring

The Midwest Coordinated Bird Monitoring website (linked here) is an online storehouse of information, organized and maintained by Katie Koch of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. You can find a wealth of information about monitoring programs for volunteers or professional researchers across the Midwest, check out the Monitoring Registry, find a link to the new and emerging Midwest Avian Data Center, develop your own page, or find a wide array of opportunities at the site. It is, as accurately described, "a regional network for bird conservation committed to coordination and exchange of monitoring information in a decision-based framework". Spend some time at the site and learn more - it has a very readable format and is continually being updated.