Ozaukee Washington Bird Coalition

May 14 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am

Ozaukee Washington Bird Coalition

Hummingbird Banding Demo

Many people, even those who would not describe themselves as “birders,” love viewing hummingbirds each summer. Join bander Mickey O’Connor, an avian zookeeper at the Milwaukee County Zoo, to learn about the special equipment and techniques she uses to band hummingbirds all over Wisconsin. She’ll also explain how to how the data she collects can be used to track their age, health and migration.

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May 14 @ 8:00 am 9:30 am

4458 County Hwy Y (Hawthorne Dr)
Saukville, WI United States
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Ozaukee Washington Bird Coalition

April 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Ozaukee Washington Bird Coalition

Woodcock Wander

Join local bird expert Dan Panetti, owner of Wild Birds Unlimited – Mequon, on a Woodcock Wander around the Mequon Nature Preserve. Spring is a great time to view these otherwise secretive birds which are related to other shorebird species such as the Wilson’s snipe. While this species is considered a shorebird, their name ‘woodcock’, or ‘timberdoodle’, implies that they are most frequent in young deciduous woodlands in and around forest openings and ephemeral ponds. MNP’s diverse habitats make this preserve the perfect place to witness their unusual behavior. In spring, woodcocks can be heard and seen partaking in their breeding rituals which includes arial courtship displays by the male. You often hear the bird before seeing this camouflaged species. Listening for their call, or “peent”, is the most effective way to locate the birds in the springtime.

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Woodcock Wander

Join local bird expert Dan Panetti, owner of Wild Birds Unlimited – Mequon, on a Woodcock Wander around the Mequon Nature Preserve. Spring is a great time to view these otherwise secretive birds which are related to other shorebird species such as the Wilson’s snipe. While this species is considered a shorebird, their name ‘woodcock’, or ‘timberdoodle’, implies that they are most frequent in young deciduous woodlands in and around forest openings and ephemeral ponds. MNP’s diverse habitats make this preserve the perfect place to witness their unusual behavior. In spring, woodcocks can be heard and seen partaking in their breeding rituals which includes arial courtship displays by the male. You often hear the bird before seeing this camouflaged species. Listening for their call, or “peent”, is the most effective way to locate the birds in the springtime.


The event will include a short talk about woodcock ecology and life history by Dan Panetti, followed by a hike through MNP at dusk in search of this interesting species partaking in their courtship behavior. We will convene on Tuesday, April 19th at 6:30 PM (rain date of April 21st) at the MNP Education Center located at 8200 W. County Line Rd. Mequon.


This program is being presented by the Mequon Nature Preserve and is co-sponsored by the Ozaukee-Washington Birding Coalition, a consortium of environmental organizations consisting of the Mequon Nature Preserve, the Friends of the Cedarburg Bog, the Riveredge Nature Center, the Lac Lawrann Conservancy, and the Cutright Bird Club.

Please register at the link below as there are only 25 spots available.

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April 19 @ 6:30 pm 8:30 pm

8200 W. County Line Road
Mequon, WI 53097 United States
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April 6 @ 7 – 8:30 PM

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Project Snowstorm

Banding and Tracking of Snowy Owls and Red-shouldered Hawks in Wisconsin: Where Were They Before and Where Are They Going Next?

Gene Jacobs, researcher and raptor specialist affiliated with the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, has been capturing and banding owls and hawks of all kinds for more than 50 years. Join us in person at 7 PM on April 6, 2022 at Lac Lawrann Conservancy where Gene will share some of his most remarkable findings about these two birds of prey. (Note: Gene may be accompanied by a very special feathered guest!)

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Banding and Tracking of Snowy Owls and Red-shouldered Hawks in Wisconsin: Where Were They Before and Where Are They Going Next?

Every winter, Snowy Owls drift down into our fair State in search of food and maybe also adventure(!?!) Not too long ago hundreds of “”Snowies”” were scattered across the Wisconsin landscape. Will we have another irruption in 2022? This charismatic species of Harry Potter legend has captured the hearts and imaginations of Wisconsinites who have been lucky enough to have seen one in the wild. What drives these irruptions and where do these iconic birds go from here? Red-shouldered Hawks, another iconic species, are resident breeders in some areas of the state but rare elsewhere. So what’s their story? Where are they headed to as the Snowy Owl descends and what is their pattern of movement across the land?

Gene Jacobs, researcher and raptor specialist affiliated with the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, has been capturing and banding owls and hawks of all kinds for more than 50 years. Join us in person or by Zoom at 7 PM on January 5, 2022 at Lac Lawrann Conservancy where Gene will share some of his most remarkable findings about these two birds of prey. (Note: Gene may be accompanied by a very special feathered guest!)

April 6 @ 7:00 pm 8:30 pm

300 Schmidt Rd
West Bend, WI 53090 United States
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March 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Ozaukee Washington Bird Coalition

Tune In: Birding by Ear

Tune In! Just as it sounds…pun intended. Join DNR wildlife educator, Liz Herzmann, to practice identifying birds by their song. We all know birds can be beautiful by sight, but have you ever really taken the time to learn their songs and calls? Whose call sounds like “cheeseburger” or “drink your tea”? Each species has unique sounds that make identifying birds by ear a unique and challenging way to birdwatch. Many expert birders do not even need a pair of binoculars as they can identify nearly all bird species by ear. Learn about the difference between songs and calls, what to listen for and test your own skills. This program is great for all skill levels and will be a perfect way to prepare for the upcoming spring season as the birds begin calling!

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March 2 @ 7:00 pm 8:00 pm

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February 2 @ 7:00 pm 8:30 pm

What’s Up With Wood Ducks? What Research Is telling Us about the Wood Duck Population, Nesting Boxes, and Disease Ecology In the Atlantic Flyway

Wood Ducks are a highly popular and beautiful species of waterfowl in both the Atlantic and Mississippi Flyways; and, as such, folks usually want to know how they are doing and where they are going. In the Atlantic Flyway, research is lacking on the status of artificial nest boxes with Wood Duck populations as well as on the possibility of pathogens lurking within nest boxes which could have a negative impact on the ability of hens being able to hatch their young. Join Jake Shurba of Clemson University as he shares with us the wonderful world of Wood Ducks and addresses whether or not nest boxes are a healthy environment for this species in the 21st century and management tools which could be used to minimize microbial impacts on Wood Duck eggs.

Jake Shurba is a graduate student affiliated with the Clemson University Kennedy Waterfowl and Wetlands Conservation Center in South Carolina. Headquartered at the Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology and Forest Science along the Waccamaw Neck, the Kennedy center is the first endowed waterfowl and wetlands conservation center along the 3000 mile Atlantic Flyway.

Join us by Zoom at 7 PM on Wednesday February 2, 2021. This program is being presented by the Mequon Nature Preserve and is co-sponsored by the Ozaukee-Washington Birding Coalition, a consortium of environmental organizations consisting of the Mequon Nature Preserve, the Friends of the Cedarburg Bog, the Riveredge Nature Center, and the Lac Lawrann Conservancy.

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2018 Christmas Bird Count

Would you like to be a part of a nationwide citizen science project? Join us for the 119th Christmas Bird Count! This year’s CBC will be conducted on Saturday, December 15. New and experienced birders are needed to conduct field bird surveys within a 15-mile circle around Riveredge. You can also count birds at your backyard feeder from the comfort of your home. The results of the Count are used to study the effects of seed crop fluctuations, weather, and the influence of humans on the bird population in this area. Complete Christmas Bird Count information and history can be found here at National Audubon Society.

How to Sign-Up for the Christmas Bird Count at Riveredge

If you are able to help with the Count, please fill out this form and email or mail it to Mary Hollebeck no later than December 7.  This information will help us to assign sections and ensure that our entire area is covered. Be sure to indicate the section you would like to cover on the form (see map here).

We could use help for all or part of the day! For more information or to sign up to help, please contact Mary Holleback at mholleback@riveredge.us or 262-416-1224.

Day of Event Details

The Count runs from dawn to dusk so you can volunteer to help for all or just a portion of the day. A continental breakfast will be available for hungry early birders at 5:00 AM in the Riveredge barn. At 5:00 PM all counters are invited to join us back in the barn to compile data, swap stories, and enjoy a light snack.

American Robin photographed by Jack Bartholmai

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