Bird City Wisconsin Steering Committee
president of Milwaukee Audubon Society
and Bird City project leader. 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
grants coordinator for the
Resources Foundation of Wisconsin.
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.
retired as a senior terrestrial ecologist with We Energies in Milwaukee
in April 2006 after 28 years and now has emeritus scientist status with
the company. Past-president and current historian of the
Wisconsin Society for
in 2010 he founded the Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory at
the Forest Beach Migratory Preserve in Ozaukee County, Wis. He also is
founder of the Riveredge Bird Club, board member for the Ozaukee
Washington Land Trust, and Steering Committee member for the Wisconsin
Bird Conservation Initiative. Received his BA from Miami University
(Ohio) in botany, MS from Cornell University in plant pathology, and PhD
from Cornell University in wildlife science in 1973.
Completed a breeding bird marathon, the Quad 30 Campaign (www.quad30campaign.org)
in 2004. Served as senior editor for the
Atlas of the Breeding
Birds of Wisconsin.
Received the Silver Passenger Pigeon, Green Passenger Pigeon, and Samual
D. Robbins Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Wisconsin Society for
Ornithology. Received a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007 for
Citizen-based Monitoring Efforts from the Wisconsin Department of
Natural Resources, a Lifetime Achievement Award from Gathering Waters
Conservancy in 2010, and the 1st Annual Lorrie Otto Memorial Award from
Milwaukee Audubon in 2011.
Karen Etter Hale, executive secretary of
Madison Audubon Society, chair of the Wisconsin Bird
Conservation Initiative and vice president of the Wisconsin Audubon
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 Luther College (B.A.) and the University of
Wisconsin-Green Bay (M.S.). He coordinates the Wisconsin Bird
Conservation Initiative (WBCI) through the Wisconsin Department of
Natural Resources Bureau of Wildlife Management. Andy hails from
Rochester, MN and still maintains his heritage each year by cheering for
the Twins, Vikings and Gophers despite marrying into a Packer family.
Andy currently lives in McFarland, WI with him wife, two little birders
and buster the Boston terrier. His favorite bird is the Magnolia
Warbler, but he’s conscious of the fact that he hasn’t been to Peru
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.
Bird City Coordinator
is the state coordinator of Bird City Wisconsin. He
also is president of the Wisconsin Society for Ornithology and
for the last nine years has led the Honey Creek
Birdathon/Bandathon, a major fund-raiser for WSO. He serves as
field trip chairman for the Riveredge Bird Club, is past
president of the Friends of the Cedarburg Bog, and a member of
the American Bird Conservancy, National Audubon Society, the
Nature Conservancy, International Crane Foundation, the
Southeast Wisconsin Invasive Species Consortium, Gathering
Waters, the Door County and Ozaukee Washington Land Trusts and
the Horicon Marsh Bird Club. 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.