March 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Attracting Bluebirds and Other Cavity Nesters to Your Yard
Many spring migrants will soon be returning to our area looking for housing. Join us to learn how to attract a wide variety of cavity-nesting birds to your yard. We will discuss the pros and cons of different nest box styles and cover the basics of where to place them and how to maintain them. This workshop is meant for amateur and experienced bird lovers. Near the end of the program we’ll take a short walk on the bluebird trail to see how boxes should be mounted and placed so dress for the weather.
This program is free for everyone! Donations are greatly appreciated.
Pre-register by March 1 at 11:55 pm or register at the program if spots are available.
October 8 @ 6:00 am – 11:59 pm
Ozaukee Washington Bird Coalition
The Noel J. Cutright Bird Club, in cooperation with the Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory, will host its 14th annual Big Sit! at Forest Beach Migratory Preserve in Port Washington (see below for address).
The count will begin at 6 a.m. on the Bill Cowart Memorial Hawk Watch Platform at the northeast corner of the preserve. If the simple joy of birding is not enough to attract your participation, those arriving for the early morning shift will find bagels and donuts on hand. BYO on beverages. Not an early bird yourself? Arrive anytime and stay as long as you can. On on-site port-a-potty for your comfort and convenience.
Big Sit! events are held at multiple locations each fall in Wisconsin as part of an annual, international, noncompetitive birding event held during the second weekend in October. The Big Sit! is like a Big Day or a birdathon in that the object is to tally as many species as can be seen or heard within 24 hours. The difference lies in the area limitation from which you may observe.
Some people have called it a “tailgate party for birders.” Find a good spot for bird watching, preferably one with good views of a variety of habitats. Next, create a real or imaginary circle 17 feet in diameter and sit inside the circle for as long as 24 hours, counting all the bird species you see or hear and recording them via eBird.
October 8, 2022
February 24, 2022
The Extreme Bird-Watcher in Our Own Backyard
Riveredge educator Dan Wundrock has climbed mountains and trekked to the ends of the earth to study and photograph the most beautiful winged creatures on the planet. He has also been inducted into the exclusive Explorers Club that was created to honor people who have contributed significant scientific information through exploration. He’ll share his marvelous photos and stories with us in this exciting virtual program.
Join Zoom Meeting https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84953638838?pwd=SVNxWWNNczA1aWhwVThnQnBIdEttQT09
Meeting ID: 849 5363 8838