OWBC: Owl Prowl at the Bog

November 10 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Ozaukee Washington Bird Coalition Owl Prowl at the Bog

Join the Cedarburg Bog Owl Prowl team of veteran birders as we prowl the Bog for owls. We will be looking for Barred, Great-Horned, Northern Saw-whet, and Eastern Screech-Owls for sure and maybe a rare species such as Long-eared Owl. There are no guarantees as owls can be fickle; however, we have never to date struck out when weather conditions are right! Bring binoculars, water, and a small flashlight. We will mostly be owling along Blue Goose Road and possibly St. Augustine Road as well with few short forays off these roads into the woods and/or into the Bog itself. We will be standing in place for extended periods of time so dress for the weather (sweater or fleece plus a warm coat, wool hat, warm gloves, wool socks, and good walking shoes or boots).

Park and meet at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Field Station in Saukville (address below).

Ages 10+ | Free to attend

Pre-registration is required by November 8 at 11:59 pm through the Friends of the Cedarburg Bog

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November 10, 2023 @ 5:30 pm 6:30 pm

3095 Blue Goose Road
Saukville, WI 53080 United States
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OWBC: Exploring eBird

October 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Ozaukee Washington Bird Coalition Exploring eBird

Have your cell phones handy and join Alex Mann and Braden Meyer , two very accomplished eBirders, as they demystify the eBird process, show you how to get started, and once started show you how to use eBird information in ways you probably haven’t even thought of! Not only will Braden and Alex cover the basics of eBirding for newcomers, they will also present advanced ways of using eBird to enhance your bird finding skills and improve your record keeping.

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October 17, 2023 @ 7:00 pm 9:00 pm

4458 County Hwy Y (Hawthorne Dr)
Saukville, WI United States
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OWBC: Big Sit

October 7 @ 6:00 am – 4:00 pm

Ozaukee Washington Bird Coalition Big Sit

The Noel J. Cutright Bird Club, in cooperation with the Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory, will host its 15th annual “Big Sit!” at Forest Beach Migratory Preserve (address below), five miles north of Port Washington. 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. An on-site port-a-potty is present 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.” The Sit’s 17-foot circle is on the perfectly-sized hawk watch platform at Forest Beach Migratory Preserve (4970 Country Club Rd., Port Washington), one of the largest tracts of open land remaining in Ozaukee County along Lake Michigan. Since 2007, birders have recorded a total of 262 species at Forest Beach. The 116-acre site and its unique location and geography make it a great place to stage a Big Sit. Join us for a half- hour, or a half-day, or more – whatever suits your fancy and your schedule!

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October 7, 2023 @ 6:00 am 4:00 pm

4970 Country Club Rd
Port Washington, Wisconsin 53074 United States
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OWBC: Winter Bird Feeding

September 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Ozaukee Washington Bird Coalition Winter Bird Feeding at Riveredge and Virtual

Getting Ready for Fall & Winter Bird Feeding with Dan Panetti, owner of Wild Birds Unlimited in Mequon, as he makes a return visit to talk about getting ready for winter feeding and spring garden planning/planting for the birds. He will cover food and feeders, water, cover, places to raise young  using both a PowerPoint and show-and-tell items.

For more than 20 years Dan has served on the Milwaukee Audubon Society Board of Directors, the Pineview Wildlife Rehabilitation advisory board and started and continues to lead the bird club and bird walks at Schlitz Audubon Nature Center. For 8 years he served as member-at-large for the Institutional Animal Care and Use Board at Concordia University in Mequon. He is a longtime member of the Noel J. Cutright Bird Club and a supporter of the Mequon Nature Preserve, the Friends of Cedarburg Bog, and the Lake Michigan Bird Observatory. Refreshments will be served and a summer species list will be tallied!

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September 20, 2023 @ 7:00 pm 9:00 pm

4458 County Hwy Y (Hawthorne Dr)
Saukville, WI United States
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Memory Cafe

November 2 @ 1:00 – 2:30 pm

Memory Cafe

In partnership with the Ozaukee County Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC), Riveredge is offering a Memory Café. It meets on the first Thursday of every month. The café is intended for people with all stages of memory loss and their caregivers. Fun nature related activities are planned for the group each month. The Café offers the opportunity for people to be socially, physically and creatively active in a natural setting whenever possible. The group provides additional sources of support and assistance to those coping with the issue of memory loss and cognitive changes.

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November 2, 2023 @ 1:00 pm 2:30 pm

4458 County Hwy Y (Hawthorne Dr)
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Memory Cafe

October 5 @ 1:00 – 2:30 pm

Memory Cafe

In partnership with the Ozaukee County Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC), Riveredge is offering a Memory Café. It meets on the first Thursday of every month. The café is intended for people with all stages of memory loss and their caregivers. Fun nature related activities are planned for the group each month. The Café offers the opportunity for people to be socially, physically and creatively active in a natural setting whenever possible. The group provides additional sources of support and assistance to those coping with the issue of memory loss and cognitive changes.

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October 5, 2023 @ 1:00 pm 2:30 pm

4458 County Hwy Y (Hawthorne Dr)
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Memory Cafe

September 7 @ 1:00 – 2:30 pm

Memory Cafe

In partnership with the Ozaukee County Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC), Riveredge is offering a Memory Café. It meets on the first Thursday of every month. The café is intended for people with all stages of memory loss and their caregivers. Fun nature related activities are planned for the group each month. The Café offers the opportunity for people to be socially, physically and creatively active in a natural setting whenever possible. The group provides additional sources of support and assistance to those coping with the issue of memory loss and cognitive changes.

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September 7, 2023 @ 1:00 pm 2:30 pm

4458 County Hwy Y (Hawthorne Dr)
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OWBC: Birding at Lac Lawrann

September 4 @ 6:30 am – 11:00 am

Ozaukee Washington Bird Coalition Birding Field Trip at Lac Lawrann Conservancy

Lac Lawrann Conservancy is a 145 acre nature preserve contiguous with the 25 acre Royal Oaks Park. The overall property has 4.5 miles of trails crisscrossing 125 acres of upland and lowland hardwood forest, a Red Pine plantation in process of conversion into a seven acre oak-savannah habitat, the seven acre Rainbow Lake, two large ponds approximating 12 acres, eight acres of wetlands, and 10 – 12 cares of restored native grassland prairie. The overall topography typifies a Kettle Moraine landscape replete with glacial features and kettle ponds. The multi-varied habitats make for a dramatic landscape and good birds! Join us on Labor Day as we scour the Lac Lawrann property in search of both resident and migratory birds. The Lac Lawrann Conservancy is located in West Bend one mile north of State Hwy 33 on Schmidt Road.

Ages 12+ | Free

Please email trip leader Carl Schwartz at cschwartz3@wi.rr.com to register.

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September 4, 2023 @ 6:30 am 11:00 am

300 Schmidt Rd
West Bend, WI 53090 United States
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Community Science Day

August 19 @ 7:00 am – 11:00 am

Community Science Day at Horicon Marsh

Have you ever wanted to see a bird up close and in the hand, tag a monarch or learn how to catch dragons and damsels? Join Horicon Marsh as they welcome experts to showcase all the ways that you can build your community science skills! Watch Riveredge Nature Center bird bander, Jana, up close from 7-11am. Join members of the Wisconsin Dragonfly Society from 9:30-11:30am to learn tricks on identification and how to catch them. Tag a monarch at the beginning of its journey to Mexico from 12:30-2pm plus more!

The Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center is located at N7725 Highway 28, Horicon, WI. For additional information please contact Liz Herzmann at 920-210-9054 or elizabeth.herzmann@wisconsin.gov.

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August 19, 2023 @ 7:00 am 11:00 am

4458 County Hwy Y (Hawthorne Dr)
Saukville, WI United States
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OWBC: Breeding Season at Horicon Marsh Field Trip

August 6 @ 6:00 am – 12:00 pm

Ozaukee Washington Bird Coalition Breeding Season at Horicon Marsh Field Trip

Join veteran birder Carl Schwartz on a late summer field trip to Horicon Marsh. Special focus will be on finding any recently reported eBird rarities as well as sorting through a huge proliferation of all sorts of recently fledged waterbirds. Raptors will be prowling the marsh which should be chock full of ducks, rails, herons, both bittern species, two and maybe three species of terns, and shorebirds already returning from their northern breeding grounds. We will especially be on the lookout for resident Whooping Cranes and Black-necked Stilt fledges. Horicon Marsh has many hotspots which we will canvass as time and weather allow, e.g., Old Marsh Road, Main Dike Road, Ledge Road, the Auto Loop Road, Highway 49, Marsh Haven, and other places reported as exhibiting significant activity.

Meet-up will be at Park & Ride lot at the intersection of Highway 33 and Interstate 41 (just east of Allenton, address below). We will carpool from there as much as possible. Some hiking is likely so wear appropriate footwear and clothing; also bring a water bottle and sunscreen. This trip is sponsored by the Noel J. Cutright Bird Club.

Ages 18+ | Free

Email trip leader Carl Schwartz at cschwartz@wi.rr.com to register.

Rescheduled for August 6, 2023.

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August 6, 2023 @ 6:00 am 12:00 pm

6689 County Rd W
Allenton, Wisconsin 53002 United States
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