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

 
 

 

Baltimore Oriole (photo by Jennifer Wenzel)
Baltimore Oriole

by Jennifer Wenzel

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April-June Newsletter
(1.7 MB PDF Download)
Trees We Love

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Upcoming Programs / Field Trips



Thursday, July 12 - 5:30 P.M.
Hoy Audubon's Annual Summer Picnic
Kenosha County Petrifying Springs Park
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.

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 Trip
Sunday, July 22: 12:00-2:00pm
Hoy Audubon at Samuel Myers Park

111th St, Racine, WI 53403

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 raptors, 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.


FIELD TRIP: Horicon Marsh Field Trip
Saturday, August 18 (Hoy Audubon)

   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 Kingbirds.

   In addition to food and cold drinks, bring binoculars, a bird book, a spotting scope if you have one (don’t worry if you don’t!), sunscreen, insect repellant, a hat or a visor, and a rain jacket just in case.

   Horicon is an incredibly beautiful place, and it is really fun to look at birds, especially birds that we don’t get to see everyday, with people who know what they’re looking at!

   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
Saturday, August 25: 9:00-12:00pm
Samuel Myers Park
111th St, Racine, WI 53403


Thursday, September 6 - 7:00 P.M.
Hummingbirds
Sealed Air YMCA, 8501 Campus Drive, Mount Pleasant, WI 53406


FIELD TRIP: Wind Lake Sod Farms
Saturday, September 8, 7:30 a.m.
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 a.m. Bring binoculars, a spotting scope if you have one, and a bird book.


Thursday, September 13
FIELD TRIP: Bird Walk, Petrifying Springs Park
761 Green Bay Road
Kenosha, WI 53144
Click here for a map

   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.
The Big Sit

Samuel Myers Park, Racine
(Take 11th Street east to the lake; southwest of Gateway Tech)

   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!


Program: Thursday, October 4 - 7:00 P.M.
Climate Change
Speaker: Aszya Summers, Conservation Education Manager at the Racine Zoo


FIELD TRIP: Hawk Watch at Chiwaukee Prairie
Saturday, October 6, 9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.
(backup date: October 13)

Meet at 121st St. and 2nd Avenue, Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158

   Hoy plans to meet at Chiwaukee to watch for migrating raptors. There is roadside parking in this area. Bring your binoculars, a chair, water, snacks, and layered clothing in case it's breezy. If migration conditions are poor (e.g. southerly winds), we will postpone the trip until October 13. Check back a day or so prior to October 6 and our Facebook page for details!


Program: Thursday, November 1 - 7:00 P.M.
Cactus Wren vs. Greater Roadrunner:
 Which Represents the American Southwest Better?
Plus dozens of other birds you're likely to find there!
Location: TBA

Speaker: John Krerowicz


FIELD TRIP: Kenosha Lakefront Birding
Saturday, November 17 and December 1 at 9:00 A.M.

   Join Hoy Audubon bird watch along the Kenosha Lakefront. We'll meet at the Southport Park parking area (just north of the Kenosha Sand Dunes).
7825 First Avenue, Kenosha, WI 53143
Dress warmly!


Project FeederWatch
feederwatch.org

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


Get Involved with eBird!

Quick Start Guide


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 2017 to June 2018

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 - 06/13/2018