BIOME Interactive Map Hosted on ArcGIS Online




We’re testing a new interactive map for the BIOME project. Check it out and

make sure to view the bookmarks to zoom to one of the eight parks!



BIOME for spring 2012

The Milwaukee BIOME Project is hard at work again this spring.  Contact Anne Reis ( for bat survey info. Contact Jen n Callaghan ( for banding info. Contact me m(Bill Mueller; fro information about our avian transects.

The Milwaukee BIOME Project is starting a new field season for 2012 -our 7th year. Our transect counts are done on 8  study sites in Milwaukee County. The banding station at Riverside Park will be operating soon, and acoustic bat monitoring will also begin soon. For more information, write to me at: regarding transects; write to Jenn at regarding banding questions , and write to Anne at regarding acoustic bat monitoring.

middle of autumn on the BIOME Project

With fall colors building, and the later migrants coming through, autumn is moving quickly! Contact us if you would like to learn about the BIOME Project. (Bill Mueller, at )

autumn 2011 banding and bat monitoring

Fall banding starts soon –

for more information e-mail Jenn Callaghan at   — Bat monitoring continues – for questions or more information, e-mail Anne Reis at


summer at the BIOME Project

If you’d like to help with bat monitoring on the BIOME Project, we can train you – just contact me (Bill Mueller, ) or Anne Reis at the Urban Ecology Center ( for more information.

It was a very busy morning at the banding station with lots of birds in our nets today! We had 14 different species and 42 total birds! Thanks for all the help and hope to see you next week.
Least Flycatcher 2
Common Yellow-throat 15
Swamp Sparrow 2
Lincon Sparrow 6
American Goldfinch 2
Black Capped Chicadee 2
Gray Catbird 1
Red-winged Blackbird 2
Oven Bird 1
Northern Waterthrush 1
Nashville Warbler 2
White Throated Sparrow 3
White Crowned Sparrow 2

Empid Flycatcher 1

birds on Milwaukee BIOME Project study sites this week

Topping the species list on BIOME Project study sites this week were a Summer Tanager, Hooded Warbler, and Philadelphia Vireo. Birds were rolling in with the fog this morning at Warnimont Park.

Birds on BIOME transects

Good diversity at the Kletzsch Park BIOME study site on 5-10-11, on a 21-minute transect:

1 Red-bellied Woodpecker

2 Downy Woodpecker

1 Blue-headed Vireo

3 Blue Jay

7 Black-capped Chickadee

1 White-breasted Nuthatch

1 House Wren

2 Winter Wren

1 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

3 Ruby-crowned Kinglet

1 Wood Thrush

6 American Robin

1 Gray Catbird

1 Nashville Warbler

1 Chestnut-sided Warbler

1 Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)

1 Black-throated Green Warbler

1 Blackburnian Warbler

2 Black-and-white Warbler

2 Ovenbird

3 Northern Waterthrush

1 Scarlet Tanager

3 Northern Cardinal

2 Rose-breasted Grosbeak

1 Red-winged Blackbird

1 Orchard Oriole

1 Baltimore Oriole

1 American Goldfinch

bird transects in the past few days have produced…

Birds seen in the past few days on BIOME Project transects have include d Yellow Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Yellow-rumped Warbler, many Ruby-crowned Kinglets, White-crowned Sparrows, House Wrens, Belted Kingfisher, and many Northern Flickers.