birding http://wxpr.org en Migratory Birds in the Northwoods http://wxpr.org/post/migratory-birds-northwoods <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Today we hear the next in our series Wildlife Matters.&nbsp; </span>DNR<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Wildlife Biologist takes a look at some of the migratory birds we see here in the </span>Northwoods<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 21:56:51 +0000 Jeremy Holtz 19399 at http://wxpr.org Migratory Birds in the Northwoods Looking and Learning: Birding Festival This Weekend http://wxpr.org/post/looking-and-learning-birding-festival-weekend <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A birding festival this weekend gets people out and about to </span>Northwoods<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> birding spots.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The North Lakeland Discovery Center in </span>Manitowish<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Waters hosts the </span><a href="http://www.discoverycenter.net/northwoods-birding-festival.html" target="_blank">Northwoods</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.discoverycenter.net/northwoods-birding-festival.html" target="_blank"> Birding Festival </a>this weekend.</span></p> Thu, 08 May 2014 22:39:09 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 18054 at http://wxpr.org Looking and Learning: Birding Festival This Weekend Loons Spared From Ice Storms This Year http://wxpr.org/post/loons-spared-ice-storms-year <p>With the ice slowly melting, loons are starting to return to the Northwoods.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Though this winter has been long, one wildlife </span>rehabilitator<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says it’s been much better for loons than last year.</span></p><p>Marge Gibson from the Raptor Education Group remembers that last spring she treated dozens of loons that had been caught in ice storms while in flight.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 20:35:56 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 17596 at http://wxpr.org Loons Spared From Ice Storms This Year Slideshow: Spring Birds in the Northwoods http://wxpr.org/post/slideshow-spring-birds-northwoods <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On an early April morning north of&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Rhinelander,&nbsp;</span>WXPR Contributor Mitch Mode captured images of several bird species returning to the Northwoods this spring. &nbsp;</p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 19:14:15 +0000 Mitch Mode 17413 at http://wxpr.org Slideshow: Spring Birds in the Northwoods Listening for Early Morning Calls http://wxpr.org/post/listening-early-morning-calls <p>Birders were out before dawn this weekend for the annual Midwest Crane Count. &nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><blockquote><p>“We’ll it’s about 6 oclock in the morning.&nbsp; The rain is coming down lightly, but we’re out here counting cranes, or trying to.&nbsp; Listening for their territorial calls or their guard calls.”&nbsp;</p></blockquote><p>Oneida County Coordinator Bob Dall explains that every spring, volunteers spread out to document sandhill crane populations, as well as rare sightings of whooping cranes.</p> Sat, 12 Apr 2014 20:47:34 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 16868 at http://wxpr.org Listening for Early Morning Calls April Crane Count Tracks Numbers, Whereabouts http://wxpr.org/post/april-crane-count-tracks-numbers-whereabouts <p>Volunteers are getting ready to count Wisconsin’s cranes. &nbsp;The&nbsp;Midwest Crane Count happens April 12<sup>th</sup>, organized by the International Crane Foundation.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The count happens early in the morning, between 5:30 and 7:30 a.m.&nbsp; Oneida County coordinator Bob </span>Dall<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says volunteers look and listen for a crane’s call at about 40 known nesting sites in the county.</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp; &nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 15870 at http://wxpr.org April Crane Count Tracks Numbers, Whereabouts Wisconsin Home to Plethora of Birds and Birders http://wxpr.org/post/wisconsin-home-plethora-birds-and-birders <p>A third of Wisconsin residents age 16 and over are birders.&nbsp; That’s according to a new survey from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which ranks Wisconsin’s percentage of birders second highest in the nation, tied with West Virginia.&nbsp;</p><p>The report defined birders as those who traveled at least one mile to watch birds, or reported paying close attention to the birds around their house.&nbsp;</p><p>Ryan Brady, research scientist with the Wisconsin DNR in Ashland, says he’s not surprised by the high number.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 22:34:51 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 14998 at http://wxpr.org Wisconsin Home to Plethora of Birds and Birders Live from the White Pine - Laura Erickson http://wxpr.org/post/live-white-pine-laura-erickson <p>Laura Erickson, creator and host of <a href="http://wxpr.drupal.publicbroadcasting.net/programs/laura-ericksons-birds" target="_blank"><u><font color="#0066cc">For the Birds</font></u></a>, stopped by the WXPR studios Friday July 26th&nbsp;sharing her <a href="http://www.conservationbigyear.com/" target="_blank"><u><font color="#0066cc">Conservation Big Year</font></u></a> presentation with bird-loving WXPR members.</p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 21:05:59 +0000 Peg Arnold 5884 at http://wxpr.org Live from the White Pine - Laura Erickson