2018 | Year of the Bird

In 2018, we mark the centennial of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, the most powerful and important bird-protection law ever passed. In honor of this milestone, nature lovers around the world are joining forces to celebrate the Year of the Bird and commit to protecting birds today and for the next hundred years. Year of the Bird is 12 months of storytelling, science, and conservation action.

At Schlitz Audubon, we’re proud to partner with conservation organizations throughout the United States in celebrating the Year of the Bird. Bird lovers in Milwaukee are taking part in the Great Backyard Bird Count from February 16 – 19. In celebration of International Migratory Bird Day, we’re hosting the day-long kickoff to Brew City Birding Festival on Sunday, May 6. Join us the second Wednesday of each month for Bird Club – which is co-presented with Milwaukee Audubon Society and free for all to attend. Learn how you can support birds in your yard using the Native Plants Database

Visit our six miles of trails on the shore of Lake Michigan to witness the seasonal travels of migratory warblers, ducks, geese, Sandhill Cranes, and many other bird species. The Migratory Bird Treaty Act is a large part of the reason we have such a multitude of birds gracing our forests, ponds, prairies, and shoreline. Cause for celebration indeed! Join us in celebrating Year of the Bird throughout 2018.