Hoy Audubon Society
 is a Chapter of National Audubon Society, Inc.
 covering Kenosha and Racine Counties, Wisconsin

 
 

 

Baltimore Oriole (photo by Jennifer Wenzel)
Baltimore Oriole

by Jennifer Wenzel

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2019 July-September Newsletter
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Trees We Love

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Upcoming Programs / Field Trips



Thursday, July 11 - 5:30 PM
Hoy Audubon's Annual Summer Picnic

Kenosha County Petrifying Springs Park
Located between A and JR (east of Hwy 31), Kenosha County

Map

  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. After we picnic, we’ll look for birds. Come have fun!

Weather Advisory: Weather can be unpredictable. 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.


FIELD TRIP: Horicon Marsh: Boat Trip & Birding
Saturday, August 17
7:00 AM: Depart Hwy 20 Park & Ride, Greenmonte Dr, Sturtevant, WI
8:45 AM: Boat Tour, 305 Mill Street Horicon, WI, 53032

   This is our eleventh trip to Horicon, one of Wisconsin's premiere birding hotspots. This year, we will begin with a pontoon boat tour! Cost is $22 per person. Maximum capacity is 48, email hoyfieldtrips@hoyaudubon.org to reserve your spot. If you plan to carpool, meet at the Hwy 20 Park & Ride at 6:45 AM and be prepared to leave at 7:00 AM OR you can meet us at Horicon Marsh Boat Tours (address above) no later than 8:45 AM. The tour will begin promptly at 9:00 AM and will last approximately 1.75 hours. (If you don't want to take the boat tour, meet us there anyway so we can plan where to meet up again later in the morning.) If you have questions or need directions, contact Rick Fare at 262.902.9020 or

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.


FIELD TRIP: Wind Lake Sod Farms
Saturday, August 31, 7:30 AM
Meet at the Highway 20/ I-94 Park & Ride

   We'll carpool to the sod farms and, from the roadside, look for Buff-breasted Sandpipers, American Golden Plovers, Brewer's Blackbirds and other fall migrants. If not meeting for the carpool, we plan to begin near the intersection of North Britton and Olson Roads by 8:00 AM. Bring binoculars, a spotting scope if you have one, and a bird book.

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.


Thursday, September 5
Bird Walk: 6:00 PM
Program 7:00 PM: Not Your Grandfather’s Lake: How Non-Indigenous Species Have Changed Lake Michigan
River Bend Nature Center, 3600 N Green Bay Rd, Racine

Meet outside the nature center at 6:00 PM for a bird walk.
The program will begin at 7:00 PM

   Harvey Bootsma will review the changes that have occurred in the chemistry and biology of the Great Lakes over the past half century, with an emphasis on how invasive quagga mussels have altered the lakes' productivity and food web structure.


Saturday, September 7, 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM
The Big Sit

Carre-Hogle Park, 1699 Main Street, Racine
(Take 16th Street east to the lake; then turn right and proceed to the end of Main Street)

   Hoy’s ninth 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.


Thursday, September 12, 5:30 PM
FIELD TRIP: Bird Walk, Petrifying Springs Park
761 Green Bay Road
Kenosha, WI 53144
Click here for a map

   Meet at area #2 at 5:30 PM. We will be in search of fall migrants.


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Project FeederWatch
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Counting for the FeederWatch season runs November through April. Visit feederwatch.org for information.


Birding Locations in Kenosha and Racine Counties
Curious of where to go look for birds? Check out these suggestions.

hoyaudubon.org/kenoshabirding
hoyaudubon.org/racinebirding


WISCONSIN SOCIETY FOR ORNITHOLOGY

   The Wisconsin Society for Ornithology (WSO) sponsored field trips are open for anyone to attend. 
For a listing of Field Trips, click here.

   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
July 2019 to June 2020

Annual renewals for Hoy Audubon Society “Chapter Supporter” memberships are due on July 1 of each calendar year.

Please make check payable to "Hoy Audubon Society" and send to:
Hoy Audubon Society

P. O. Box 044626
Racine, WI 53404

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Hoy Audubon Society
 a Chapter of National Audubon Society
 covering eastern Kenosha and Racine Counties, Wisconsin

 
     

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Last updated - 07/08/2019