The Great Wisconsin Birdathon at Holy Wisdom Monastery

2022 Birdathon

Wrens of Wisdom Prairie flocked together and soared to great heights on Saturday, May 7, 2022. What a beautiful day to be out birding! We had more than 50 birders join us between sunrise and sunset, and observed 56 species of birds. Thank you to everyone who participated and contributed. Click on photos above to enlarge.

The Great Wisconsin Birdathon is Wisconsin’s largest fundraiser for bird conservation. Each year bird enthusiasts from across the state form teams with the goal of finding as many unique bird species as possible while raising important funds for bird conservation.

Donate to support bird conservation

It isn’t too late to make a donation to support Wrens of Wisdom Prairie. All of the dollars raised will directly support bird conservation. Half of the funds raised will stay at Holy Wisdom Monastery and be used to create and maintain bird habitat here, with the remaining funds going to the Natural Resources Foundation.


The bird is entirely black aside from an orange and cream colored patch on its shoulder.Bird species

Here is a list of the 56 bird species seen and heard at the 2022 Great Wisconsin Birdathon at Holy Wisdom Monastery.


Canada Goose Wood Duck
Mallard Red-headed Woodpecker
Wild Turkey Ovenbird
Red-tailed Hawk Sandhill Crane
Killdeer American White Pelican
Double-crested Cormorant Cooper’s Hawk
Rock Pigeon Ring-billed Gull
Mourning Dove Great Horned Owl
Yellow-rumped Warbler Chimney Swift
Brown-headed Cowbird Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker Baltimore Oriole
Northern Flicker Common Grackle
Eastern Phoebe Great Crested Flycatcher
Rose-breasted Cardinal Northern Cardinal
American Crow Tree Swallow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow Barn Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee Red-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch House Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Eastern Bluebird Blue Jay
American Robin Gray Catbird
White-throated Sparrow Song Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow Field Sparrow
Brown Thrasher Nashville Warbler
Yellow Warbler Common Yellowthroat
Eastern Towhee European Starling
Red-winged Blackbird Turkey
Yellow-rumped Warbler House Sparrow