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

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!)

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April 17 @ 6:30 pm 8:30 pm

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

OWBC: Habitat Restoration & Monitoring on Oneida Nation’s Lands (in-person and virtual)

March 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Ozaukee Washington Bird Coalition Habitat Restoration & Monitoring on Oneida Nation’s Lands In Person and Virtual

Join Tony Kuchma, from the Oneida Nation; and Erin Giese, from UW-Green Bay’s Cofrin Center; to learn about their collaborative partnership to implement a volunteer bird monitoring program at multiple restoration sites on the Oneida Nation Reservation near Green Bay. Over 100 volunteers conducted bird surveys on five restoration sites, totaling >120 bird species and >75,000 bird observations. Bird data collected for this program are used to inform land management decisions.

If you’re joining in-person, meet at Mequon Nature Preserve (address below).

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March 13 @ 7:00 pm 8:30 pm

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

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