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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January-March Newsletter
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Upcoming Programs / Field Trips




Saturday, March 23 - 8:30 AM
FIELD TRIP: Waterfowl - Eagle Lake Area

Meet at Hwy 20 Park and Ride at 8:30 a.m. if you’re carpooling We'll arrive at Eagle Lake park (north side) at 9:00 a.m. We'll bird the lake then check the wetlands near the intersection of Hwy 11 and 75 on the way back.
NOTE:
Check our website prior to the field trip. In the event that Eagle Lake is still frozen by late March, we may go birding elsewhere.


Thursday, April 4 - 7:00 PM
Program: Know Your Nests
River Bend Nature Center, 3600 N Green Bay Rd, Racine, WI

   Always wondering what made that nest? Join DNR Naturalist Beth Goeppinger to discover how and why animals make nests.


Upcoming Activities: April
Wednesday, April 3, 7:00 p.m. (or 5:30 p.m. for general birding)
Field Trip: Evening Woodcock Walk: Cliffside
Picnic Area #2 at Cliffside Park, Racine County
Meet at 5:30 p.m. to look for early spring migrants. At 7:00 p.m. we’ll walk the trail to the north and await the display of the American Woodcock. Waterproof footwear advised.

Monday, April 8, 7:00 p.m.
Wisconsin Conservation Congress: Annual Spring Meeting
In Kenosha County: Kenosha County Center, Hearing Room, 19600 75th Street, Bristol, WI 53104
In Racine County: Union Grove High School, Auditorium,
3433 S Colony Avenue, Union Grove, WI 53182
This annual meeting lets the public give input on proposed changes to conservation regulations. Important questions this year concern restoring public funding for public lands and banning lead ammunition and fishing gear (due to lead toxcity on raptors, waterfowl.) For more info, visit:
dnr.wi.gov/About/WCC/springhearing.html  

Wednesday, April 10, 7:00 p.m. (or 5:30 p.m. for general birding)
Field Trip: Evening Woodcock Walk: Pike River
Pike River Pathway, North of Hwy 11, Mount Pleasant
Meet at 5:30 p.m. to walk the trail north from the parking area in search of early spring migrants. At 7:00 p.m., we’ll again walk the trail north and await the display of the American Woodcock.

Saturday, April 13, 10:00 a.m.—2:00 p.m.
Celebrate Earth Day
Gateway Kenosha Campus: 3520 30th Ave. Kenosha
Join Hoy as Gateway celebrates Earth Day with displays, workshops, electronics recycling, and hands-on activities for people of all ages. Visit www.gtc.edu/celebrate-earth-day for info.

Saturday, April 27, 9:30 a.m.
Education: Beginning Bird Class
Eco-Justice Center
7133 Michna Road, Racine, WI 53402
Rick Fare will discuss ID tips for birds, how to choose binoculars, the annual lifecycle of a songbird, and bird migration. Please register by calling Sarah at 262-681-8527. Cost is $5/person.

Tuesday, April 30, 8:00 a.m.
Field Trip: Morning Warbler Walks at Cliffside Park
Picnic Area #2 at Cliffside Park, Racine County

 


Upcoming Activities: May

Wednesday, May 1, 5:30 p.m.
Field Trip: Evening Warbler Walk at Colonial Park
Colonial Park, Racine, WI

Thursday, May 2, 5:30 p.m.
Field Trip: Evening Bird Walk at Hawthorn Hollow
Meet at Nature Center, 880 Green Bay Rd, Kenosha, WI

Thursday, May 2, 7:00 p.m.
Hoy Meeting, Board Elections & Program: Super Insects
River Bend Nature Center, 3600 N Green Bay Rd, Racine, WI
Vote for your 2019-2020 Hoy Board members, then Tom Kroeger will explore the often overlooked roles and abilities of insects, including navigation, chemical warfare, and camouflage.

Friday, May 3, 8:00 a.m.
Field Trip: Morning Bird Walk at River Bend
River Bend Nature Center, 3600 N Green Bay Rd, Racine, WI

Tuesday, May 7, 8:00 a.m.
Field Trip: Morning Warbler Walks at Cliffside Park
Picnic Area #2 at Cliffside Park, Racine County

Wednesday, May 8, 5:30 p.m.
Field Trip: Evening Warbler Walk at Colonial Park
Colonial Park, Racine, WI

Thursday, May 9, 5:30 p.m.
Field Trip: Evening Bird Walk at Hawthorn Hollow
Meet at Nature Center, 880 Green Bay Rd, Kenosha, WI

Friday, May 10, 8:00 a.m.
Field Trip: Morning Bird Walk at River Bend
River Bend Nature Center, 3600 N Green Bay Rd, Racine, WI

Saturday, May 11, 7:00 a.m.—11:00 a.m.
Birds and Breakfast at Hawthorn Hollow
880 Green Bay Rd, Kenosha, WI

Saturday, May 11, 8:00 a.m.
Field Trip: Morning Bird Walk at Trout Ponds
Caledonia, just west of Hwy 31 and 4 Mile Rd

Tuesday, May 14, 8:00 a.m.
Field Trip: Morning Warbler Walks at Cliffside Park
Picnic Area #2 at Cliffside Park, Racine County

Wednesday, May 15, 5:30 p.m.
Field Trip: Evening Warbler Walk at Colonial Park
Colonial Park, Racine, WI

Thursday, May 16, 5:30 p.m.
Field Trip: Evening Bird Walk at Hawthorn Hollow
Meet at Nature Center, 880 Green Bay Rd, Kenosha, WI

Friday, May 17, 8:00 a.m.
Field Trip: Morning Bird Walk at River Bend
River Bend Nature Center, 3600 N Green Bay Rd, Racine, WI

Tuesday, May 21, 8:00 a.m.
Field Trip: Morning Warbler Walks at Cliffside Park
Picnic Area #2 at Cliffside Park, Racine County

Wednesday, May 22, 5:30 p.m.
Field Trip: Evening Warbler Walk at Colonial Park
Colonial Park, Racine, WI

Thursday, May 23, 5:30 p.m.
Field Trip: Evening Bird Walk at Hawthorn Hollow
Meet at Nature Center, 880 Green Bay Rd, Kenosha, WI

Friday, May 24, 8:00 a.m.
Field Trip: Morning Bird Walk at River Bend
River Bend Nature Center, 3600 N Green Bay Rd, Racine, WI


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 2018 to June 2019

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Hoy Audubon Society

P. O. Box 044626
Racine, WI 53404

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 covering eastern Kenosha and Racine Counties, Wisconsin

 
     

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Last updated - 03/19/2019