Our Birds

This documentary explores more than 2,000 miles of the journey Wisconsin's migratory birds make every year, looking at the perils faced by our migratory birds and how people in Wisconsin and Latin America are working to save them.


Audio Slideshows

Panama & Costa Rica

WPT producer Jo Garrett offers a behind-the-scenes look at the production shooting in Panama and Costa Rica for “Our Birds.”

Panama Sounds

Brad Wray is both a location sound recordist and a music composer. In this audio slideshow, Wray combined his original music track with location sound recordings garnered from his WPT shoot in Panama for “Our Birds.” The images were also photographed by Wray during the Panama shoot.

Migration Maps

By MdfOwn work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link

Baltimore Oriole

Find out more about some of the cities and parks Baltimore Orioles stop at along their trip. You can also learn more about the flight itself, like what time of day they fly and the threats they face along the way.

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By Andy ReagoGolden-winged Warbler, CC BY 2.0, Link

Golden-Winged Warbler

Learn more about the threatened Golden-Winged Warbler and the 3,000-mile trip they make every year by clicking on each bird. Explore the stopovers along the way that allow this tiny bird to fly across the gulf of Mexico.

By William H. MajorosOwn work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link

Canada Warbler

Explore the dangerous journey Canada Warblers face every year by clicking on each bird to learn more about the area. Habitat destruction, feral cats and man-made structures are just a few of the dangers along the 4,000-mile journey.