Today at 1:05pm, I arrived at a boat landing on the Mississippi River in Prairie du Chien, thereby completing my "long walk for birds" across Wisconsin. During 25 days on foot I have walked 246 miles, and recorded 158 species of birds. Among the many reasons I had for doing this, raising money in donations and pledges for the Bird Protection Fund of the Natural Resources Foundation was key. Please go to this link to learn more about this bird conservation fundraiser. NRF raises critical funding for work on Kirtland's Warbler, Whooping Crane, support for Bird City Wisconsin, The Wisconsin Stopover Initiative, and other vital programs focused on the conservation and protection of Wisconsin's birds. I'll have more here soon on other details of my long walk.Thanks to Noel Cutright, Jim Klapperich, and Dick Ouren for their incredible presence and help today.