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NRF Joins Year of the Bird

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918, the most important bird-protection law ever passed. This 100-year-old law laid the groundwork for bird-protection initiatives throughout the country. To celebrate, National Geographic and Audubon Magazine have joined forces with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and BirdLife International to establish 2018 as the Year of the Bird. We would like to take this moment to recognize Wisconsin’s particularly successful endeavors to...

Tracking Wisconsin Snowy Owls

In December of 2017, responding to an urgent plea from bird researchers in Wisconsin and our fellow conservationists at Project SNOWstorm, we raised enough funding to outfit two Wisconsin snowy owls with tracking devices. Thanks to our generous donors and a sponsorship from Wisconsin Public Service Foundation, we now have two snowy owls we can (almost) call our own! Badger, the first Wisconsin snowy owl Badger, a young female, was the first snowy owl captured...

Winners of the 2017 Field Trip Photo Contest

Each year as the Field Trip season ends, we ask you to send us your best pictures from any Foundation Field Trip to our Field Trip Photo Contest. And each year you blow us away. Not only because your photographs are beautiful (which they are), but they tell such a wonderful story of the Foundation’s impact on you and our efforts to protect Wisconsin’s incredible lands, waters, and wildlife. Thank you for being a part...

2017 Great WI Birdathon Breaks Records!

Birds that spend time in Wisconsin got a big boost from the Great Wisconsin Birdathon this year. Birdwatchers participating in the walkathon-style fundraiser, organized by the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin, raised more than $90,000 for bird conservation by forming teams, soliciting pledges and donations from friends, and trying to see as many bird species as possible in one day....

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