2023 Summary of Preserve Birding Activity

By David S. Liebl

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Lakeshore Nature Preserve comprises woodland, old-field, wetland and aquatic habitats, and is a popular destination for birders. Many of these use the Cornell Lab of Ornithology eBird data tool to record both species and numbers observed during their visits. These ebird “checklists” are sorted by general observation location (hotspot) and made available online. During 2023, 339 birders submitted 2,397 birding checklists for eBird hotspots in the Preserve, comprising 211 avian species. View a list of avian species observed in the Preserve during 2023.

UW-Madison Lakeshore Nature Preserve eBird hotspots

UW-Lakeshore Nature Preserve – eBird hotspots (# checklists): General (504), Bill’s Woods (74), Biocore Prairie (74), Class of 1918 Marsh (85), Eagle Heights Community Gardens (174), Frautschi Point (111), Lakeshore Path (42), Muir Woods (130), Picnic Point (473), University Bay (175), Willow Creek Woods and Beach (555).