News re: Fall Annual Convention
Since BRAW had the Spring Thing in Horicon in April we are not planning to have the traditional annual meeting in September this year. Sometime in 2016 we will resume having the annual convention.
From the Spring Thing we learned likes and dislikes from our members. One thing they like is more social time and less presenters. The afternoon time was well received.
Stay tuned for more information in the Wisconsin Bluebird or on this web site.
New Data Reporting Method
The New Way to report Seasonal Data to BRAW
Last fall the BRAW Board of Directors decided we needed a simpler less confusing way to report nesting results. After several discussions and emails going back and forth it was decided we needed a mail in card that was easy to comprehend, easy to fill out and easy to get data sent to us. The BRAW EZ form (in PDF) (in Word) is what we came up with. Read more...
Annual Report II for 2014
Over 40,000 songbirds were fledged in the 2014 Season
by Kent Hall
A total of 40,201 songbirds were fledged from the 9,079 nest
boxes reported to me for the 2014 season (up from 37,279 fledged in
2013= +2922 = + 7.8%). Read more ...
Annual Report I for 2014
As in 2011 & 2013, bad weather negatively impacted bluebird production in 2014.
by Kent Hall
BRAW Eastern Bluebird (EABL) production was almost identical this season (23,321) as it was last season (23,074).
But something else seemed to be at play this season compared to last season. Read more ...
BRAW Info Pack - Version 4:
Attracting Eastern Bluebirds & Other Cavity Nesters
The Bluebird Restoration Association of Wisconsin has come a long way since its inception in 1986 in its understanding about how to effectively manage Eastern Bluebirds. This booklet pulls together the collective experiences of people who work especially in the interest of bluebirds, particularly those persons who record and summarize their nest box data and whom we term monitors. Printable Info Pack (PDF)
BRAW is a NABS Affiliate Organization.