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Noel J. Cutright Bird Club – WI Threatened & Endangered Birds
November 6, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
There are 24 state endangered or threatened bird species that call Wisconsin home during the breeding season. Rare species found in Wisconsin range from the state-endangered Peregrine Falcon, fastest bird on the planet with recorded speeds of 220+ m.p.h., to the tiny but striking Kirtland’s Warbler – once considered the rarest bird in North America, — to the federally-endangered Piping Plover found here solely on beaches along the Great Lakes. Richard Staffen, a conservation biologist for the DNR’s Natural Heritage Conservation program since 2001 — will explore what birds are on the state Endangered and Threatened Species List, what work is being done to ensure they continue to call Wisconsin home, and how their populations are faring. He helps coordinate and performs inventory and monitoring projects across the state focused on rare vertebrate animals. Richard performs roadside point counts and general atlasing for WBBA II and serves on several Atlas committees. He is a WDNR species expert for forest raptors and songbirds.
The bird club meets the first Tuesday of every month. It brings together those who enjoy observing and learning more about birds and sharing these interests with others. All activities are free & open to the public. Attend a meeting or field trip to become a member and receive the electronic bimonthly newsletter.