Birding Throughout Wisconsin

My name is Ryan Giordanelli, and I arrived at the Northwoods Wildlife Center in early February to start an internship here. As my last week here begins, I was asked to write about my many adventures around the state. Last year, I started birding as a hobby after seeing a lot of awesome species during fieldwork in California. As my […]

Wait! Don’t Cut That Tree!

It’s that time of year again when we are all itching to go outside and spruce up our yards. One project that usually begins in the spring is cutting down unwanted trees. However, while we are trying to make our yards more aesthetically pleasing, removing trees during the spring and summer months can be detrimental to wildlife. Baby season is […]

Black-capped Chickadee: A Different Meaning to Bird Brain

“Bird brain” is a term many have heard used to describe someone as stupid, foolish, or tiny-brained. Ironically, it is “bird-brained” to use this phrase since, in reality, bird’s brains are pretty intricate and fascinating. Take the Black-capped Chickadee, for example; researchers have evaluated these small songbirds’ brains for the past thirty years because of their capability to kill old […]