birding en Listening for 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 Listening for Early Morning Calls 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 April Crane Count Tracks Numbers, Whereabouts Wisconsin Home to Plethora of 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 Wisconsin Home to Plethora of Birds and Birders Live from the White Pine - Laura Erickson <p>Laura Erickson, creator and host of <a href="" 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="" 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 Live from the White Pine - Laura Erickson