Bird City Wisconsin
took over as director of Bird City Wisconsin on Oct. 1, 2014.
Bryan is also the Chief Scientist at the Western Great Lakes
Bird and Bat Observatory, a member of the Wisconsin Bird
Conservation Initiativeís Issues Committee, and is part of the
Wisconsin DNRís Advisory Team for their Natural Heritage Site
Program. A Wisconsin native, Bryan returned home after spending
a decade in New Orleans while completing his Ph.D. at Tulane
University where he examined the impacts of tropical forest
cattle ranching in the Amazon on the mammal community,
especially primates, while also recording raptor sightings.
Bryan continues to serve on the board of directors and the
conservation committee of the Orleans Audubon Society.
Bird City Wisconsin Steering Committee
chairs the Steering Committee for Bird City Wisconsin after
serving five years as its initial project coordinator. He chairs
the Board of Directors of the Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat
Observatory, serves on the steering committee for the Wisconsin
Breeding Bird Atlas II, and is a past president and serves on
the board of the Wisconsin Society for Ornithology; he also is
editor of its monthly newsletter, The Badger Birder. He is
program coordinator for the Noel J. Cutright Bird Club in
Newburg. He also is past president of the Friends of the
Cedarburg Bog, National Audubon Society, the Nature Conservancy,
International Crane Foundation, Gathering Waters and the Door
County and Ozaukee Washington Land Trusts. He retired in 2009 as
senior editor for national and international news at the
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, where he had worked since graduating
from the University of Illinois in 1971.
Milwaukee Audubon Society,
the lead partner in launching Bird City Wisconsin and a
continuing major supporter. He serves as treasurer of Bird City;
Milwaukee Audubon serves as Bird City's fiscal agent. Andrew is
employed as director of planning and parks for Ozaukee County.
In this capacity he has worked on numerous grant-funded projects
of an environmental nature.
is director of the Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary in Green Bay, a
world-class nature center that draws about 800,000 people a year. He
represents the Wisconsin Audubon Council, having served on the board and
been involved with conservation issues through NEW Audubon since 1987.
Mike took the helm at Bay Beach in May 2011, succeeding retiring
director Ty Baumann, who left after 40 years. Reed had been the
sanctuary's curator, supervising care for over 4,000 animals admitted
annually for rehabilitation, and has worked at Bay Beach for 25 years.
He previously worked at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago
and has done field work throughout the U.S. and in Belize.
Karen Etter Hale,
chairs the Wisconsin Bird Conservation Initiative and is
director of community relations for the Wisconsin Audubon
Council. Karen has been a leading force in avian conservation in
Wisconsin for more than two decades and served previously as
executive secretary of the Madison Audubon Society.
retired professor from the University of
Wisconsin-Stevens Point, is vice president of the Bluebird
Restoration Association of Wisconsin and a director of the Aldo Leopold
chapter of the National Audubon Society.
is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin - Madison Department of
Landscape Architecture and is registered in Illinois and Wisconsin. He
has practiced landscape architecture for 35 years with a focus on large
scale public natural resource based projects, native landscape
restoration, and natural area preservation. For the last 12 years he has
served as landscape architect for the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage
District (MMSD) and manages the Greenseams land program, which acquires
wetlands, riparian corridors, and forested areas in four watersheds in
the greater Milwaukee area. By storing and draining water into the
ground naturally, Greenseams helps prevent future flooding while
supporting and protecting MMSD's structural flood management projects.
Greenseams is an innovative flood management program that has
permanently protected more than 2,000 acres of water absorbing soils.
The program makes voluntary purchases of undeveloped, privately owned
properties in areas expected to have major growth in the next 20 years
and open space along streams, shorelines and wetlands. Greenseams also
preserves wildlife habitat. Where applicable, the properties can be used
for hiking, bird watching, and other passive recreation.
is director and staff ornithologist at the Western Great Lakes
Bird & Bat Observatory. Bill was conservation chair for the
Wisconsin Society for Ornithology from 2002 to 2012, and is a
member of the Wisconsin Bird Conservation Initiative Steering
Committee, co-chairing its Issues Committee. He also is project
coordinator for the Milwaukee BIOME Project, a group of 12
regional scientists working on urban migratory stopover ecology.
Bill completed his masterís degree at UW-Milwaukee, and did his
graduate research on the biogeography and the population decline
of the Red-headed Woodpecker.
is a conservation biologist for the Wisconsin Department of
Natural Resources. He is the coordinator of the Departmentís
Natural Heritage Site Program, a property certification program
that recognizes private landowners, businesses, organizations,
schools, and communities that voluntarily restore and manage
habitat for native plant and animal species. He received his
bachelorís degree in wildlife ecology from the University of
Wisconsin Ė Madison in 2013 where he studied the diets of gray
wolves in Wisconsin.