Join the Great Backyard Bird Count February 13-16, 2015

Count birds anywhere you like, for 15 minutesor or longer if you wish. Keep track of the kinds of birds you see and how long you watched.
Make your best estimate of how many birds you saw of each species. Huge flocks may be a challenge,but your best guess is still valuable.
Enter your list(s) online at:

http://gbbc.birdcount.org/

In 1995, the first Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas was started. This project involved over 1,600 observers, who amassed more than 170,000 observations of 237 species. Twenty years later, it’s time to do it again in order to ensure we have the information necessary to conserve breeding birds.

A checklist of songbirds of Wisconsin can be found at the following link:


Birds seen in Sherwood (WI Breeding Bird Atlas)

Species Breeding Status
Canada Goose Confirmed
Wood Duck Confirmed
Mallard Confirmed
Blue-winged Teal Confirmed
Green Heron Probable
Cooper’s Hawk Confirmed
Red-tailed Hawk Probable
American Kestrel Confirmed
Killdeer Probable
Spotted Sandpiper Probable
Rock Pigeon Confirmed
Mourning Dove Probable
Chimney Swift Confirmed
Ruby-throated Hummingbird Probable
Belted Kingfisher Confirmed
Red-headed Woodpecker Confirmed
Red-bellied Woodpecker Probable
Downy Woodpecker Confirmed
Hairy Woodpecker Confirmed
Northern Flicker Confirmed
Eastern Wood-Pewee Confirmed
Willow Flycatcher Confirmed
Least Flycatcher Confirmed
Eastern Phoebe Probable
Great Crested Flycatcher Confirmed
Eastern Kingbird Confirmed
Yellow-throated Vireo Confirmed
Warbling Vireo Confirmed
Red-eyed Vireo Confirmed
Blue Jay Confirmed
American Crow Confirmed
Horned Lark Confirmed
Purple Martin Confirmed
Tree Swallow Confirmed
Northern Rough-winged Swallow Confirmed
Bank Swallow Confirmed
Cliff Swallow Probable
Barn Swallow Confirmed
Black-capped Chickadee Confirmed
White-breasted Nuthatch Confirmed
House Wren Confirmed
Winter Wren Probable
Marsh Wren Confirmed
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Confirmed
Eastern Bluebird Confirmed
Wood Thrush Probable
American Robin Confirmed
Gray Catbird Confirmed
Brown Thrasher Confirmed
European Starling Confirmed
Cedar Waxwing Confirmed
Yellow Warbler Confirmed
Chestnut-sided Warbler Probable
American Redstart Confirmed
Ovenbird Probable
Common Yellowthroat Confirmed
Scarlet Tanager Probable
Eastern Towhee Confirmed
Chipping Sparrow Confirmed
Field Sparrow Confirmed
Savannah Sparrow Confirmed
Song Sparrow Confirmed
Swamp Sparrow Confirmed
Northern Cardinal Confirmed
Rose-breasted Grosbeak Probable
Indigo Bunting Confirmed
Bobolink Confirmed
Red-winged Blackbird Confirmed
Eastern Meadowlark Confirmed
Common Grackle Confirmed
Brown-headed Cowbird Confirmed
Orchard Oriole Confirmed
Baltimore Oriole Confirmed
House Finch Confirmed
American Goldfinch Probable
House Sparrow Confirmed

High cliff State Park signature species

Trumpeter Swan,
American White Pelican
Northern Parula Warbler
Redbreasted Nuthatch 

Wisconsin’s favorite birds

While habitat loss is the leading cause of bird population declines, recent research estimates that billions of birds are directly killed in the U.S. each year by various humancaused actions including predation by feral or free roaming cats, collisions with buildings, cars, and other structures, and agricultural chemicals. Individual citizens, businesses, homeowners, and land managers can all help save millions of birds by reducing or eliminating these direct sources of mortality. 

The innovative Bird City Wisconsin program is challenging communities all across the state to become more birdfriendly by addressing these sorts of problems, recognizing them for their achievements, and providing resources to help them succeed.