Great Wisconsin Birdathon 2018
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Goal $250.00


Welcome to our Great Wisconsin Birdathon fundraising page to help raise awareness of the importance of the former Badger Army Ammunition Plant lands to Wisconsin's birds and to raise funds for bird conservation and research. Our team is sponsored by Citizens for Safe Water Around Badger, a group that has been working for a conservation future for the Badger lands for nearly 30 years!

The Badger property contains a mix of grasslands with small remnants of native prairie, scattered oak woodlands, and farm fields. It currently hosts some of the largest populations of grassland birds in southern Wisconsin – 103 bird species have been recorded here, of which 21 have critical status in our state. With the Baraboo Hills adjacent to the north, the Badger lands provide a rare continuum of grassland to oak forest.

Many of the species identified at the Badger plant are found in places with such unlikely names as the Rocket Area, the Magazine Area, the Acid Area, the Propellant Burning Grounds, the Nitroglycerine Pond and the Cannon Range. Most of these plant and animal species occupied the prairie long before the Badger plant was built in 1942.

Scientists have found a rich variety of grassland birds at the now-silent Badger Army Ammunition Plant, singing in tall bending grasses, and nestled in pastures dotted with grazing cattle.  This habitat may play a critical role in wildlife conservation and efforts to protect the Nation’s migratory birds.

One factor in the apparent success of bird species at Badger is the remarkable size of this property.  The 7,354-acre property provides a variety of habitats which in turn have attracted a wide range of species.

Please consider supporting the Prairie Pipers with a pledge or donation. No amount is too small--even small contributions add up! This year, The Year of the Bird, the Great Wisconsin Birdathon has set an ambitious goal to raise $100,000 for bird conservation and research in Wisconsin.

If you are unable to donate online, please click here for the offline donation form.


  • Anonymous (about 7 months ago)

    Great job Prairie Pipers and CSWAB!

  • Anonymous (about 7 months ago)

    Thanks for the great effort and for helping to protect Wisconsin's birds!

  • Nicole (about 7 months ago)

    Good luck birding! Thanks for doing this.

  • Mimi (about 8 months ago)

    Say "Hi!" to the meadowlarks!

  • Anonymous (about 9 months ago)

    Thank you to everyone on the team for volunteering your time and talents - anxious to see your final count!

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Number of pledges received: 7
Goal achievement: 112%
Number of page visits: 314
Days since event: 178
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