Tag: Audubon

Photos: A band of UW-Green Bay birders help with International Bird Migratory Day

Bird Banding

Though you might not have noticed, more than 100,000 visitors dropped into Green Bay over the May 11th weekend, just for a quick bite and a rest on their way north. Not snow birds, but real birds. Hundreds of thousands of songbirds “overwinter” in Florida and Georgia (and Central and South America) then fly north […]

Four little falcons, sitting in a nest…

Falcon Cam Photo

Sounds like the start of a children’s rhyme. Take a walk to the Provost Office for a look at the four baby falcons via the “PhalCON” camera viewing station. Enjoy the view! Congratulations to Rupert and Mimi, the Peregrine parents of four fuzzy eyasses (baby falcons) hatched recently on the UW-Green Bay campus. The Provost […]

UW-Green Bay students, members of Audubon student chapter get coverage for participating in Washington DC event

Members of the UW-Green Bay Audubon Student Conservation Chapter (which has the honor of being the first Audubon campus chapter in the nation) were featured by the Audubon website for their participation in a Washington DC fly-in event that geared towards raising awareness of the threats facing seabirds. “I think I could easily speak for everyone by […]

Green Bay Audubon chapter takes part in National Audubon D.C. Fly-In

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The UW-Green Bay Audubon Student Conservation Chapter, which has been recognized as the first Audubon college chapter in the nation, participated in a “fly-in” hosted by the National Audubon Society in Washington, D.C., April 10-12, 2019. The purpose of the fly in was to put people who are passionate about birds and conservation in front […]

Green Bay Audubon Student Conservation Chapter highlighted in article

UW-Green Bay’s Green Bay Audubon Student Conservation Chapter was highlighted in a recent Audubon article, “Conservation Trailblazers on Campus.” UW-Green Bay graduate student Tara Hohman (Environmental Science and Policy), who serves as president for the student organization, was featured. Read more.

UW-Green Bay students take flight with nation’s first Audubon college campus chapter

Green Bay Audubon Student Conservation Chapter

Erin Giese ’12 (Masters of Environmental Science & Policy), senior research specialist for the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Cofrin Center for Biodiversity, considers herself incredibly passionate about birds and protecting them. In fact, just recently, she and her team rescued yet another Snowy Owl from the dangers of the Austin Straubel International Airport in Green […]

UW-Green Bay’s Cat Island Restoration Project discussed with Audubon, Congressman Mike Gallagher

The Cat Island Restoration Project was recently discussed among members of the Northeastern Wisconsin Audubon Society and with Congressman Mike Gallagher (WI-8). The project focuses on reconstructing three islands in the lower bay. UW-Green Bay faculty, students, graduate students and alumni have worked closely with the project. Alumnus Tom Prestby ’16 (Environmental Science and Policy) can […]

No fly zone: UW-Green Bay’s Giese and other alumni help save Snowys from bigger birds in the sky

The piercing, golden eyes contrasting beautifully against white feathers is what makes Snowy Owls a crowd and local favorite. Theses arctic nesting owls have migrated into Wisconsin during the winter months, and their presence has birders everywhere on the lookout. Despite being known for their wisdom, the owls’ preference for barren, tundra-like ecosystems have caused […]

Faculty note: Spider expert Draney talks birds

Prof. Michael Draney of Natural and Applied Sciences gave a talk titled “Bird-Arachnid Connections: Why birders should appreciate spiders and their kin” to about 75 members of the Stevens Point Audubon Society last Wednesday (Feb. 18). Closer to home, the talk will be given at the Algoma Bird City Celebration on April 11, and at […]