January 1 @ 7:30 am – 1:00 pm
1st Bird of the New Year
Field Trip & Lunch
Happy New Year! When every bird is a new bird! The Noel J. Cutright Bird Club is inviting members of all the Ozaukee Washington Birding Coalition organizations to participate in our traditional field trip searching for the first birds of the year. Then join us for a sub sandwich lunch at NOON in the Riveredge Nature Center barn. We’ll have chips, coffee, soda, and cookies for dessert as well.
Meet at 7:30 am at the downtown Port Washington Marina boat ramp. We will send an email the day before to all those who have emailed Carl if we are canceling the field trip and lunch.
We need to take a head count so please RSVP to Carl Schwartz at email@example.com by Dec. 28 or sooner.
Any other questions? Contact Carl Schwartz at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 414-416-3272
Ages 18+ | Register by December 28 at 12:00 pm
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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