During the month of May, millions of birds will move over and through Wisconsin’s landscapes as they travel northward to their summer breeding grounds. Nearly 40 percent of these species will use wetlands for critically important resources during their journey, with many of those birds settling in to live and breed in our Wisconsin wetlands. Are you ready to start exploring? This coffee break will give an overview of why wetlands are so important for migratory and resident birds, the types of birds and common species that you can find in them, and the resources that can help you start birding your local wetland.
Kari Hagenow, The Nature Conservancy
Recorded May 8, 2020.
Kari Hagenow is the Land Steward for The Nature Conservancy’s Door Peninsula Project. While getting her master’s degree in Environmental Science from UW-Green Bay she was introduced to the world of birding and hasn’t looked back. When she’s not out chasing the latest spring migrants, she’s spending time at her home in De Pere, Wisconsin, with her husband, Tyler, and their Labrador-Boxer mix, Brewer, as they work to restore their own woodland.
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