Long Walk

The Long Walk for Birds, part of the 2014 Great Wisconsin Birdathon, an event aimed at raising donations and pledges for the Bird Protection Fund, of the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin, involved the efforts of a long list of people this year. Bill Mueller at Campion
 
Thanks to all of our participants and contributors! Special thanks go outto Joel Trick, Tim Vargo, and Tom Prestby, all of whom acted as "county coordinators" in their respective counties.
 
The 83 participants, who walked distances from one to almost 40 miles, are listed below. Species seen are also listed below.
 
The route followed the Lake Michigan shoreline from the IL/WI border in Kenosha County, north to Two Rivers, then northwest to Green Bay, and then north again to Marinette.
 
Fundraising continues through the month of June. Please go to this link to contribute via a pledge or donation:http://www.wibirdathon.org/nrfw/teampage.asp?fundid=1873
 
Thanks to Anne Reis and Jason Tilidetzke who created and constantly updated the online map. They added a critical piece to visualizing the success of the combined effort!
 
Thanks again to all of these people for helping to raise awareness about bird conservation, and raise funds to help pay for a list of conservation and monitoring programs in Wisconsin!
 
News about the 2015 Long Walk will be posted here this fall.
 
 
 
Aleta Chossek
Barb Seaberg
Barbara Dembski Schwartz
Bernie Booth
Betsy Kocourek
Bill Holton
Bob Domagalski
Bonnie O'Ieske
Carl Schwartz
Carol Thomas
Carolyn Vargo
Charise Hoze
Chuck Sontag
Cindy Lupin
Corrine Palmer
Darlene Waterstreet
Darrin Madison
Dee Freeman
Dennis Casper
Dennis Panicucci
Don VanDuyse
Donald Harris
Donovin Harris
Emma Knickelbine
Eric Howe
Ginny Helland
Grant Witynski
Greg Evans
Heidi Roesselet
Henry Vargo
Jacquie Branchford
Jan Martinson
Jean Strelka
Jeanne Agneesens
Jeanne Prochnow
Jennifer Callaghan
Jennifer Ambrose
Jennifer Rothstein
Jenny Wenzel
Jim Helland
Jim Knickelbine
Jim Toft
Joan Sommer
Joanie Langenfeld
Joanna Worley
Joel Trick
John Woodcock
Julie Woodcock
Karen Johnson
Katy Beaver
Kathy Gallick
Kennedy Young
Larry Hopwood
Liam Darby
Marilyn Bontly
Mark Korducki
Marty Evanson
Mary Korkor
Max Witynski
Maya Mays
Mike Pintok
Nancy Nabak
Norma Zehner
Patti Trick
Rachel Soika
Rebecca Sher
Robin Squier
Rosie Bugs
Seth Cutright
Sue Grota
Sue Holcomb
Sumner Matteson
Suzy Holstein
Terry Evanson
Tim Vargo
Tom Kocourek
Tom Prestby
Vicki Piaskowski
Victor Vargo
William Mueller
Yoyi Steele
Zhara Said

In all, 192 species were found. A few more checklists may still be submitted and increase this total:

Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Gadwall
American Black Duck
Mallard
Blue-winged Teal
Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintail
Green-winged Teal
Canvasback
Redhead
Ring-necked Duck
Greater Scaup
Lesser Scaup
White-winged Scoter
Long-tailed Duck
Bufflehead
Common Goldeneye
Hooded Merganser
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Ruddy Duck
Ring-necked Pheasant
Ruffed Grouse
Wild Turkey
Red-throated Loon
Common Loon
Pied-billed Grebe
Horned Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
American White Pelican
American Bittern
Least Bittern
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Turkey Vulture
Osprey
Bald Eagle
Northern Harrier
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Broad-winged Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
American Kestrel
Peregrine Falcon
Virginia Rail
Sora
American Coot
Sandhill Crane
Black-bellied Plover
Piping Plover
Killdeer
Spotted Sandpiper
Solitary Sandpiper
Willet
Lesser Yellowlegs
Whimbrel
Ruddy Turnstone
Sanderling
Dunlin
Wilson's Snipe
Bonaparte's Gull
Laughing Gull
Franklin's Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Glaucous Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Caspian Tern
Common Tern
Forster's Tern
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Great Horned Owl
Common Nighthawk
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Alder Flycatcher
Willow Flycatcher
Least Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe
Great Crested Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird
Yellow-throated Vireo
Blue-headed Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Philadelphia Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Common Raven
Horned Lark
Purple Martin
Tree Swallow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Bank Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Barn Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Carolina Wren
House Wren
Sedge Wren
Winter Wren
Marsh Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Eastern Bluebird
Veery
Gray-cheeked Thrush
Swainson's Thrush
Hermit Thrush
Wood Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
Brown Thrasher
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Blue-winged Warbler
Golden-winged Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Northern Parula Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Cape May Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Pine Warbler
Palm Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-and-white warbler
American Redstart
Prothonotary Warbler
Ovenbird
Northern Waterthrush
Connecticut Warbler
Mourning Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Wilson's Warbler
Canada Warbler
Eastern Towhee
American Tree Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
Clay-colored Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Vesper Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Harris's Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Summer Tanager
Scarlet Tanager
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting
Bobolink
Red-winged Blackbird
Eastern Meadowlark
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Orchard Oriole
Baltimore Oriole
Purple Finch
House Finch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow