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



Saturday, April 14, 10:00 a.m.
Education: Bluebirds
EcoJustice Center


Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.
Celbrate Earth Day
Gateway Technical College, Kenosha Campus
3520 30th Avenue, 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. Be sure to visit Hoy Audubon's table!


Thursday, April 26, 5:30 p.m.
Field Trip: Evening Bird Walk at Hawthorn Hollow
Meet at Nature Center, 880 Green Bay Rd, Kenosha, WI
Birdwatchers of all experience levels are welcome. Bring your binoculars and your bird book.


Friday, April 27, 8:00 a.m.
Field Trip: Morning Bird Walk at River Bend
River Bend Nature Center, 3600 N Green Bay Rd, Racine, WI
Rick Fare will lead the bird walk. Birdwatchers of all experience levels are welcome. Bring your binoculars and your bird book.


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.

Click here to download the nomination form (PDF version)

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.

 


Tuesday, May 1, 8:00 a.m.
Field Trip: Morning Warbler Walk at Cliffside Park
Picnic Area #2 at Cliffside Park, Racine County

Wednesday, May 2, 5:30 p.m.
Field Trip: Evening Warbler Walk at Colonial Park
Colonial Park, Racine, WI

Thursday, May 3, 5:30 p.m.
Field Trip: Evening Bird Walk at Hawthorn Hollow
Meet at Nature Center, 880 Green Bay Rd, Kenosha, WI

Thursday, May 3 - 7:00 P.M.
PROGRAM: Warblers
River Bend Nature Center
3600 N Green Bay Road - Racine

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 evening.

Friday, May 4, 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 8, 5:30 p.m.
Field Trip: Evening Warbler Walk at Cliffside Park
Picnic Area #2 at Cliffside Park, Racine County

Wednesday, May 9, 5:30 p.m.
Field Trip: Evening Warbler Walk at Colonial Park
Colonial Park, Racine, WI

Thursday, May 10, 5:30 p.m.
Field Trip: Evening Bird Walk at Hawthorn Hollow
Meet at Nature Center, 880 Green Bay Rd, Kenosha, WI

Friday, May 11, 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 15, 8:00 a.m.
Field Trip: Morning Warbler Walk at Cliffside Park
Picnic Area #2 at Cliffside Park, Racine County

Wednesday, May 16, 5:30 p.m.
Field Trip: Evening Warbler Walk at Colonial Park
Colonial Park, Racine, WI

Thursday, May 17, 5:30 p.m.
Field Trip: Evening Bird Walk at Hawthorn Hollow
Meet at Nature Center, 880 Green Bay Rd, Kenosha, WI

Friday, May 18, 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 22, 5:30 p.m.
Field Trip: Evening Warbler Walk at Cliffside Park
Picnic Area #2 at Cliffside Park, Racine County

Wednesday, May 23, 5:30 p.m.
Field Trip: Evening Warbler Walk at Colonial Park
Colonial Park, Racine, WI


Thursday, June 7 - 7:00 P.M.
Whooping Cranes
Sealed Air YMCA, 8501 Campus Drive, Mount Pleasant, WI 53406

Lizzie Condon from the International Crane Foundation in
Baraboo, WI, will discuss the ICF’s efforts to save the endangered
Whooping Crane, of which only 757 are left in the world.


Saturday, June 2
WSO Field Trip - Southern Unit - Kettle Moraine State Forest

Click here for details


Tuesday, June 5: 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 9: 9:00-10:00 a.m.
Field Trips: "Picnic" with the Peregrines!

Racine County Courthouse, 730 Wisconsin Ave, Racine, WI

Enjoy watching the young Peregrine Falcons beg food from their parents and practice flying. Meet along the south side of the courthouse (8th Street).


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 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.


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.
Hoy Audubon Program
Sealed Air YMCA, 8501 Campus Drive, Mount Pleasant, WI 53406


Thursday, September TBD
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!

 


 


 

 

 

 

 


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

Chapter Supporter Dues: $15       Total amount enclosed: __________
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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.


    

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

 
     

Programs / Fieldtrips    Bird Sightings   History   Contact Information   Links

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Join Audubon!
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Last updated - 04/17/2018