OWBC: Birding at the Bog by Canoe or Kayak

May 24 @ 6:30 am – 9:30 am

Ozaukee Washington Bird Coalition Birding at the Bog by Canoe or Kayak

Mud Lake in the Cedarburg Bog is one of the top birding spots in the county. We’ll do about 1 mile of paddling and 1 1/2 miles of walking looking for late migrants and avian residents uncommon to rare in southeastern Wisconsin. With advanced permission a limited number of personal kayaks and canoes will be allowed. Canoes will be provided at a $10 rental fee payable at the time of the outing.

The outing starts and ends at the UW-Milwaukee Field Station (address below).

Ages 18+ | Free to attend (not including canoe rental)

Pre-registration required by May 23 at 5:00 pm.

Register at Friends of the Bog Website

May 24 @ 6:30 am 9:30 am

3095 Blue Goose Road
Saukville, WI 53080 United States
262-675-6844
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NJC Bird Club Birdathon Bandathon

May 11 @ 6:30 am – 1:00 pm

Noel J Cutright Bird Club Birdathon

Join us in the Riveredge Visitor Center parking lot at 6:30 a.m. to be part of a team that will attempt to cover all of Riveredge searching for as many bird species as possible in a single day! Or show up anytime later to bird on your own for this special event. Witness the wonderful avian biodiversity of the Riveredge campus and meet fellow bird enthusiasts!

If you want to help with the count or donate to the bird club, contact Carl Schwartz at cschwartz3@wi.rr.com. 

All Ages

Free to attend, however your generous donations are appreciated to help support the NJC Bird Club, since this is the club’s only fundraising yearly event.


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May 11 @ 6:30 am 1:00 pm

4458 County Hwy Y (Hawthorne Dr)
Saukville, WI United States
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Bird Banding Workshop: Molt Patterns

May 10 @ 7:00 am – 11:00 am

Bird Banding Workshop: Molt Patterns

Explore the intricate world of avian molt patterns in our advanced Bird Banding class. Delve into the study of passerines and near-passerines, gaining expertise in identifying and understanding the nuances of feather molting. This hands-on course offers a unique opportunity to deepen your knowledge of bird biology and contribute to ongoing research in ornithology.

Ages 16+

Members*: $40 | Non-members: $50

Pre-registration required by May 8 at 5:00 pm.

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May 10 @ 7:00 am 11:00 am

4458 County Hwy Y (Hawthorne Dr)
Saukville, WI United States
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Stroll with a Naturalist: Spring Migrants

May 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Stroll with a Naturalist: Spring Migrants

Join a naturalist for a casual walk on the trails of Riveredge. Each stroll will focus on a special aspect of nature but other things of interest will be explored as well. These educational programs will give you a better understanding of the flora and fauna of the nature center. You may even learn some of the history of the land too.

Ages 18+

This program is free to attend, but donations are greatly appreciated!

Pre-register by May 8 at 11:55 pm or register at the program if spots are available.

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May 9 @ 10:00 am 11:30 am

4458 County Hwy Y (Hawthorne Dr)
Saukville, WI United States
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OWBC: Nocturnal Bird Call Identification

May 8 @ 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Ozaukee Washington Bird Coalition Nocturnal Bird Call Identification at Mequon Nature Preserve

Sam Corbo will discuss his experiences recording nocturnal migration over his Shorewood home over the last three years (and counting). What started as a curiosity and an effort to build up his yard list has grown into a near obsession, and while some interesting finds were anticipated, results have been quite surprising! (Check out Sam’s station’s eBird profile, “skcorboNFC” for some examples!). Incredible numbers of regular migrants have been joined by true rarities including several Wisconsin review species as well as some tantalizing mysteries that remain unidentified for now. He plans to not only share what has turned out to be quite an adventure, but also provide a tutorial for anyone interested in wading into the NFC (night flight call) world.

This program is offered in-person and virtually.

If joining in person, meet at Mequon Nature Preserve (address below).

Ages 18+ | Free to attend

Pre-registration required by May 8 at 12:00 pm (noon).

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May 8 @ 7:00 pm 8:30 pm

8200 W. County Line Road
Mequon, WI 53097 United States

2 Day Bird Banding Orientation Workshop

May 4 & 5 @ 7:00 am – 11:00 am

2 Day Bird Banding Orientation Workshop

This 2-day orientation involves an indoor classroom day and an outdoor banding demonstration day. Explore the fascinating world of bird banding in this beginner-level course. Learn essential techniques for safely capturing, handling, and banding birds while understanding the importance of research in avian conservation. Discover the basics of bird identification, data recording, and ethical considerations in the field. Join us on a hands-on journey to deepen your connection with feathered friends and contribute to scientific knowledge.

Ages 16+

Members: $90 | Non-members: $100

Pre-registration required by May 1 at 5:00 pm.

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May 4 @ 7:00 am 11:00 am

4458 County Hwy Y (Hawthorne Dr)
Saukville, WI United States
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NJC Bird Club Field Trip to Lion’s Den Gorge

May 3 @ 7:00 am – 12:00 pm

Noel J Cutright Bird Club Field Trip to Lion’s Den Gorge

Run by the N.J.C. Bird Club, this field trip concentrates on the Lion’s Den Gorge Nature Preserve, a 73-acre public park located adjacent to Lake Michigan south of Port Washington. The address is 511 High Bluff Dr, Grafton. The bird club was one of the first donors to the preservation of the Lion’s Den. The Lion’s Den is a well known hotspot for migrants given its location on the shores of Lake Michigan and its wide variety of habitats.

Meet at 7:00 am at Lion’s Den Gorge (address below).

Contact Carl Schwartz at cschwartz3@wi.rr.com or at 414-416-3272 by 5/2/24 or sooner for more information.

Ages 18+ | Free to attend

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May 3 @ 7:00 am 12:00 pm

511 High Bluff Dr
Grafton, WI 53024 United States
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NJC Bird Club Identifying Warblers with Tom Schultz

April 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Noel J Cutright Bird Club Identifying Warblers with Tom Schultz

Just in time for the spring warbler migration, Tom Schultz will repeat a presentation he did on warbler identification at the 2023 WSO Convention. He is a well-known artist and the illustrator of the Peterson Field Guide to the Warblers of North America. His art has also been featured in the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Birds in Art Museum in Wausau. Tom is an expert in North American bird species identification and a renowned specialist in the identification of warblers

This program is offered in person at the Riveredge Barn and virtually on Zoom.

Ages 18+ | Free to attend

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April 24 @ 7:00 pm 8:30 pm

4458 County Hwy Y (Hawthorne Dr)
Saukville, WI United States
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OWBC: Woodcock Wander at Mequon Nature Preserve

April 17 @ 6:30 pm – TBD

Ozaukee Washington Bird Coalition Woodcock Wander at Mequon Nature Preserve

Join Dan Panetti, owner of Wild Birds Unlimited in Mequon, on an evening stroll in search of the American Woodcock – a secretive species most easily found when engaged in wild aerial courtship displays. Although the Woodcocks are technically “shorebirds,” they typically are found in woodlands, forest openings, and ephemeral ponds. The diverse habitats of the Mequon Nature Preserve make this an ideal location for observing them. The outing will start around dusk at 7:00 p.m. with an informational talk followed by a hike in and around the preserve listening for the “peent” call of the male as he corkscrews from on high to the ground in his distinctive courtship display. (Rain date of April 18 in case previous day is unsuitable for people and woodcock!)

Meet at Mequon Nature Preserve (address below).

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Pre-registration required by April 17 at 12:00 (noon).

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April 17 @ 6:30 pm 8:30 pm

8200 W. County Line Road
Mequon, WI 53097 United States

NJC Bird Club Pike Lake Field Trip

April 13 @ 7:00 am – 12:00 pm

Noel J Cutright Bird Club Pike Lake Field Trip

Pike Lake/ Hartford Area Field Trip (Washington County) led by members of the Noel J Cutright Bird Club. We’ll check out Big Cedar Lake, Wildlife Drive, and some flooded fields before hiking the northeast corner of Pike Lake.

Meet at 7:00 am at the Jackson Park & Ride (on CR-P, just north of Hwy. 60) (address below).

Contact Carl Schwartz at cschwartz3@wi.rr.com or at 414-416-3272 by 4/12/24 or sooner for more information.

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April 13 @ 7:00 am 12:00 pm

WisDOT Park & Ride 66-30, Apple Ln.
Jackson, WI 53037 United States
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