Lake Michigan Bird Observatory

Our mission is to advance the conservation of birds in Wisconsin and throughout the Western Great Lakes Region through coordinated research, monitoring, and education.

We envision a day when knowledge of birds is widespread, decisions affecting them are based on good science, and citizens care about conservation and participate in it so that common species are kept common and imperiled populations are restored.

Our Work

We've lost 3 billion birds since 1970. We are partnering with communities in WI to reverse this trend.

23 Motus towers with more to come!

50 native gardens planted throughout WI

Over 1600 program participants and volunteers!

Together we can do the most good for the most birds!

Here’s how you can help today!