Warbler Life History & ID Workshop

May 25 @ 7:00 am – 10:00 am

Warbler Life History & ID Workshop

Explore the fascinating world of Wisconsin Warblers in this immersive workshop! Learn expert techniques for field identification, delve into the unique life histories of these vibrant birds, and enhance your birdwatching skills. Join us for an enriching experience connecting with the diverse warbler species that grace Wisconsin’s landscapes.

Ages 10+ | Children must be accomanpied by an adult

Non-member Adult (12+): $40 | Non-member Child (10-11): $30

Member Adult* (12+): $30 | Member Child* (10-11): $20

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

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    Ages 10+
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May 25 @ 7:00 am 10:00 am

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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    Ages 18+ | Free
    Donations appreciated

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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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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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    Ages 16+
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Follow the instructions using the button below to login to your member account for member discounts on programs and events. You can use this login to check your membership status, see your expiration date, and renew your membership as well.

If you don’t see the member price after logging in, need help checking your membership status, or you are unsure what email address we have on file, please reach out to our Membership Manager, Renee Buchholz at rbuchholz@riveredge.us or call the Riveredge office at 262-375-2715.

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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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Bird Banding Orientation and Refresher (2 Days)

May 6 & 7 @ 7:00 am – 11:00 am

Bird Banding Orientation and Refresher (2 Days)

Would you like to be involved in wildlife research? Have you ever wanted to see a wild bird up close? If you answered yes, then this program is for you! Bird banding is an important research technique that helps scientists study the health, longevity and population dynamics of wild birds which informs conservation decisions. Common banding methodology includes humanely capturing birds, placing a lightweight “bracelet” with a unique number ID on their leg, documenting observations (e.g. breeding condition, age, sex) and taking measurements (e.g. wing/tail length, weight). If you are new to bird banding, attend this orientation to learn what bird banding is and how you can get involved in projects at Riveredge.

This 2-day orientation involves an indoor classroom day and an outdoor banding demonstration day.  Returning volunteers (those that regularly attend any of the bird banding efforts at Riveredge) are encouraged to attend this orientation as a refresher. 

Recommended for new banding volunteers; One-time fee: $30 (members), $40 (non-members)

FREE for returning banding volunteers. Make sure to create an account using your email we have on file to get the discount online.

Ages 15+

Pre-registration required by May 1 at 11:59pm

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    Members: $30
    Non-members: $40
    Returning banders: Free

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Banding at Riveredge

Since 1999, Riveredge Nature Center has participated in the Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) continent-wide bird banding program that studies birds in the summer during the breeding season. This effort, under the license of Master Bird Bander Jana Gedymin, relies on a team of dedicated volunteers that have gone through a specific training process to learn the skills required to safely band birds.  This course is the place to start if you are new. 

Becoming an Official Banding Station Volunteer

Incoming banding volunteers begin as observers and will have the opportunity to play a more active role handling birds with experience.  We require an investment of three (3) banding sessions (2023 dates listed below), and vetting/approval  from the Master Bander to ensure the safety of wildlife and volunteer readiness. Advancement through the training process is dependent upon skill level, interest and time commitment. 

Volunteer roles include:

  • Observer (Watch and learn)
  • Surveyor (Document birds detected during banding sessions)
  • Site Assistant (Set-up and take-down of mist nets and equipment)
  • Scribe (Document banding data in the field)
  • Extractor (Retrieve birds from mist nets)
  • Bander (Identify, band and assess birds)
  • Data Compiler (Transfer hand-written scribe data to electronic database post-session) 

Upon successful completion of this orientation and Master Bander approval, new volunteers will be invited to attend MAPS and demo banding sessions at Riveredge where they will begin learning the art of banding in the field. 

MAPS Banding 2023 dates: 

  • Thursday June 8th (9th backup)
  • Thursday June 15th (16th backup)
  • Thursday June 22nd (23rd backup)
  • Thursday July 6th (7th backup)
  • Thursday July 13th (14th backup)
  • Thursday July 20th (21st backup)
  • Thursday August 3rd (4th backup)

Demo Banding 2023 dates: 

  • Saturday May 20th 
  • Fall (August/September) 1-4 sessions; dates TBD

Contact Jana Gedymin for more information: jgedymin@riveredge.us

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May 6, 2023 @ 7:00 am May 7, 2023 @ 11:00 am

4458 County Hwy Y (Hawthorne Dr)
Saukville, WI United States
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RESCHEDULED Foraging with Sam Thayer

August 21 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

CANCELED- LOOK FOR FUTURE DATES THIS SPRING Foraging with Sam Thayer

RESCHEDULED TO FALL 2022 – DATE TBD

At the workshop, you’ll join Sam Thayer for a hands-on day of botany, foraging, and feasting. We’ll be exploring the varied landscape of Riveredge to learn about the edible plants of prairies, forests, lawns, wetlands, and everything in between. Of course, you’ll learn to identify these plants, but we’ll also discuss their ecology—so you know how to find them, and how to use them responsibly. Read more about Sam Thayer below.

Ages 16+

All Access Members: $55 | Trail Pass Members: $60 | Non-members: $65

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Sam is a Wisconsin native and author of The Forager’s Harvest and Nature’s Garden. Along with speaking and writing, he is a maple syrup producer, wild rice harvester, and owns a small organic orchard. Besides wild food foraging, Sam is an all-around naturalist with particular interest in reptiles, amphibians, bird watching, botany, and mammals. His passion for wild food extends to studying the origin of cultivated plants and the socioeconomic history of the human diet.

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August 21, 2022 @ 9:00 am 1:00 pm

4458 County Hwy Y (Hawthorne Dr)
Saukville, WI United States
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Restoration Field Day

August 21 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

CANCELED- LOOK FOR FUTURE DATES THIS SPRING Foraging with Sam Thayer

RESCHEDULED TO FALL 2022 – DATE TBD

At the workshop, you’ll join Sam Thayer for a hands-on day of botany, foraging, and feasting. We’ll be exploring the varied landscape of Riveredge to learn about the edible plants of prairies, forests, lawns, wetlands, and everything in between. Of course, you’ll learn to identify these plants, but we’ll also discuss their ecology—so you know how to find them, and how to use them responsibly. Read more about Sam Thayer below.

Ages 16+

All Access Members: $55 | Trail Pass Members: $60 | Non-members: $65

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    Trail Pass Members: $60
    Non-members: $65

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If you need to check your membership status or you aren’t sure what email address we have on file, please reach out to our Membership Manager, Renee Buchholz at rbuchholz@riveredge.us.

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August 20, 2022 @ 8:00 am 4:00 pm

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