With careful planning, wetland monitoring can provide a gratifying experience and foster a greater appreciation for wetlands. Birds lure wildlife viewers into wildernesses like no other animal. And as any birder who travels near and far in search of interesting species discovers, wetlands provide outstanding birding opportunities.

Few wildlife monitoring activities bring volunteers flocking to wetlands the way bird monitoring does. And because bird watching is such a popular hobby, potential volunteers with at least moderate bird identification skills are usually not difficult to find. Bringing birders into a wetland to volunteer monitor increases public awareness of the importance of wetlands, can help characterize your wetland and may document rare bird sightings.


Web site links to informational resources in the pdf publication may change over time. For the most up-to-date links, go to: INFORMATIONAL RESOURCES

Project coordination by the Rock River Coalition and Suzanne Wade, UW-Extension Basin Education Initiative.
Researched and written by Patrice Kohl
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