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DNR Outdoor Report update, May 25, 2017 – Cooler than Normal Temperatures Slow Spring Progression; River Systems Running High Across State

DNR Outdoor Report update, May 25, 2017 – Cooler than Normal Temperatures Slow Spring Progression; River Systems Running High Across State

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Outdoor Report summary for May 25, 2017 Complete DNR Outdoor Report (Reports from conservation wardens, wildlife and fisheries staff and property managers from around the state) Cooler than normal temperatures slow spring progression; river systems running high across state Cooler than normal temperatures, clouds and rain dominated the last week […]

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How Do Birds Know When to Stop Eating and Start Migrating?

How Do Birds Know When to Stop Eating and Start Migrating?

Tree Swallows. How Birds Know When to Stop Eating and Start Migrating Every year during migration, birds rest at stopover sites for much-needed meals. But how do they know when they’ve eaten enough to fuel the next leg of their flight? According to a new study, the same hormone that signals to humans we’ve eaten our fill […]

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DNR Outdoor Report Update, May 18, 2017 – Many Rivers Running High From Recent Rains; Fawns being Born, Turtles Nesting

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Outdoor Report summary for May, 2017 Complete DNR Outdoor Report (Reports from conservation wardens, wildlife and fisheries staff and property managers from around the state) Many rivers running high from recent rains; fawns being born, turtles nesting Strong storms that swept across Wisconsin with high winds earlier this week downed […]

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Boundary Waters Wilderness Faces New Threats

Boundary Waters Wilderness Faces New Threats

ELY, Minn. – Public lands sportsmen today strongly criticized efforts by a Minnesota lawmaker to reignite a controversial proposal by an international mining company to develop large-scale copper mines within the watershed of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, the most-visited wilderness area in the United States. Rep. Rick Nolan is in meetings with the […]

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Posted in Birdwatching, Camping and Hiking, Canoeing, Conservation, Eagles, Fishing, Game Birds, Guiding, Habitat, Hunting, Kids & Conservation, Northern Pike, Other states Programs, Ruffed Grouse, Tips, Walleye, Websites, Wildlife0 Comments

Not Your Typical Spring Birding Event – a Woodcock Walk at Dusk

If you’re looking to get out and stretch your legs, a spring birding event might be just the ticket. Grab your flashlight and binoculars and join Michigan Department of Natural Resources staff before dusk for a short walk to hear the “peent” call of a male American woodcock just before it lifts off the ground […]

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Our Scan da Avians Team

Hi Gary,  As you know, Jeb and I have participated in the Great Wisconsin Birdathon for the past few years.  This time around, we are stepping it up a notch by being one of the six Signature Teams in the state that is expected to do a bird-more-and-raise-more effort.  We are joining forces with  Arlyne […]

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Early Match for Earth Day: 2X Your Power to Protect the Arctic for Birds

Early Match for Earth Day: 2X Your Power to Protect the Arctic for Birds

Stand up for birds. Defend the Arctic. Our Earth Day 2X match starts now. Donate Now Dear Friend,   The birds of the Arctic have mastered the challenge of one of the world’s most extreme ecosystems. But as well adapted as they are to life at Earth’s northernmost reaches, they have no defense against a […]

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eNews: Learn Bird Songs, Get Photo Tips, and See the New Migration Science

eNews: Learn Bird Songs, Get Photo Tips, and See the New Migration Science

Cornell Lab eNews April 2017 This Yellow-breasted Chat made a migratory rest stop on a compass aboard a ship at sea in the Atlantic Ocean. Photo by Tom Johnson. This Is the New Migration Science How do millions of birds navigate the thousands of miles between North and South America each year? In this sneak […]

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Reminder: Spring Birding Tours at Michigan’s Wetland Wonderlands

Reminder: Spring Birding Tours at Michigan’s Wetland Wonderlands

The Department of Natural Resources invites Michigan residents to celebrate spring and explore the state’s wetlands with a birding tour at one of the nearby Wetland Wonders or Signature Wetlands. Opportunities for wildlife watchers to participate in a spring birding tours continue through the end of April. Highlights of the birding tours may include diving […]

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FWS Investigating Bald Eagle Shooting in S. Dakota

FWS Investigating Bald Eagle Shooting in S. Dakota

Bald eagle flying in a blue sky. Photo credit: Tom Koerner / USFWS BISMARCK, N.D. – the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is investigating the death of a bald eagle, which was shot near the town of Athol, South Dakota sometime before March 28th in Spink County. Bald eagles are protected by state and […]

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