Wednesday, May 2, 5:30 p.m.
Rick Fare will provide a
program on Warblers on other spring migrants. Election
of the Hoy Audubon Society officers and board members will take place this
Walk at Trout Ponds
Nominations for Trees We Love 2018
Hoy is delighted to announce the third year of
funding for Trees We Love! Our TWL program is a source of celebration,
recognition and much-needed positive environmental news; it is a reiteration of
the importance of our past; which has produced our present and, perhaps, act as
encouragement to preserve our future. We believe it to be a high-impact
conservation program with positive, long-term results. 2018 awardees will
receive permanent recognition, promoting stewardship for, and appreciation of,
our beautiful heritage trees.
Such recognition occurred with one of our 2016 awardees, a 110 year old Sycamore owned by the City of Racine. A concrete slab was poured to ensure plaque permanence at the base of the tree, which is in close proximity to Park High School. Before the concrete had hardened, a picture of a heart and tree were carved into the wet base. We believe the artist may well have been a student who heartily approved.
June 7 - 7:00 P.M.
Lizzie Condon from the International Crane
Saturday, June 2
Click here for details
Tuesday, June 5: 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Enjoy watching the young Peregrine Falcons beg food from their parents and practice flying. Meet along the south side of the courthouse (8th Street).
July 12 - 5:30 P.M.
We look forward to seeing you at our annual summer picnic! Bring your own beverage, a dish to pass, a plate, and flatware. We’ll meet at picnic area four; if four is unavailable, we’ll meet at area five or six further north.
Weather Advisory: Weather can be unpredictable, so jackets, gloves, and waterproof footwear are advised when birding. We post field trip cancellations on Hoy’s website and Hoy’s Facebook page/group whenever it is possible to do so ahead of time. If you are unsure whether a trip will take place, please use good judgment when deciding whether to attend.
Racine Nature Club Field
Hoy Audubon will co-sponsor a bird walk with the Racine Nature Club. Click here to read more about the Racine Nature Club. Search the sands for sandpipers, scan the skies for raptorss, and splash in the water for fun! Hoy Audubon's education expert, Rick Fare, will guide a search and discussion of birds out on the trails.
Horicon Marsh Field Trip
This is the tenth year that we'll
be going as a group to Horicon, one of Wisconsin's premiere birding hotspots.
In past years, the trip has included a stop along highway 49, where we've
parked our cars and birded from the side of the road. People will set up their
spotting scopes to look for shorebirds on the mudflats, Black Terns, Great
Egrets, Great Blue Herons, Black-crowned Night-Herons, American White
Pelicans, coots, Pied-billed Grebes, a variety of ducks. You may get to see a
Northern Harrier flying low over the marsh. Other stops have been Dike and
Ledge Roads, where we have birded from alongside our cars. We have driven the
Auto Tour Route, stopping for a walk on the boardwalk or along Old Marsh Road,
where you may see Green Herons, Least Bittern, Belted Kingfishers, and Eastern
We will meet at the Auto Loop Trail parking area off of Hwy 49 at 9:00 a.m. If you have questions, need directions, or are interesting in carpooling, contactfor questions.
Field Trip Weather Advisory: Weather can be unpredictable, so jackets, gloves, and waterproof footwear are advised when birding. We post field trip cancellations on Hoy’s website and Hoy’s Facebook page/group whenever it is possible to do so ahead of time. If you are unsure whether a trip will take place, please use good judgment when deciding whether to attend
Samuel Myers Park Cleanup
September 6 - 7:00 P.M.
Thursday, September TBD
Meet at lot 3 at 5:30 p.m.; In search of fall migrants.
Saturday, September 15, 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Hoy’s eighth Big Sit is a FREE EVENT and open to EVERYONE! It is an easy activity for those with limited mobility, as birders watch from a stationary location. Bring binoculars, sunscreen, water, snacks, and a folding chair. Our experts will have spotting scopes set up for the public and will be happy to talk about birds with you and your family. We’ll be meeting at Samuel Myers again this year. Join us to see!
Counting for the FeederWatch season runs November through April. Visit feederwatch.org for information.
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WISCONSIN SOCIETY FOR ORNITHOLOGY
The Wisconsin Society for
Ornithology (WSO) sponsored field trips are open for anyone to attend.
Bring a bag lunch or cooler. For the WSO field trips, severe weather conditions may cancel the trip. In the event of cancellation, every attempt to notify participants via the WSO Hotline (call 262.784.4032 for recording) and WisBirdNet (recent postings at http://www.birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/WISC.html )
Hoy Audubon Society Chapter Membership
Annual renewals for Hoy Audubon Society
“Chapter Supporter” memberships are due on July 1 of each calendar year.
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Enroll a friend or relative as a member of Hoy Audubon Society. Gift memberships are a wonderful way to help our club grow. Plus, they introduce others to the benefits of belonging to Hoy, such as field trips-both local and distant, informative programs at the monthly meetings, and social events, including the annual picnic and Holiday party.