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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Upcoming Programs / Field Trips

Program: Thursday, October 4 - 7:00 P.M.
Climate Change: Global and Local
River Bend Nature Center, 3600 N Green Bay Rd, Racine
Speaker: Aszya Summers, Conservation Education Manager at the Racine Zoo

Aszya Summers will discuss information and outcomes from the National Network for Ocean and Climate Change Interpretation (NNOCI) related to misconceptions about climate change, and will give an overview of climate change science. While climate change is often thought of as a global issue, impacts are not just on the global scale and can already be readily observed on the local level. I will describe some local impacts of climate change, as well as what actions we need to take to begin to halt and perhaps even reverse the changes.

Aszya Summers is the Conservation Education Manager at the Racine Zoo, overseeing all educational programs at the Zoo. Prior to working in Racine, Aszya has worked as an educator at the South Carolina Aquarium, International Crane Foundation, North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores, and Henry Vilas Zoo. Recipient of the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies 2018 Rising Star Alumni Award, Summers is a Certified Interpretive Guide, Certified Facilitator for Project Wet and Project Wild, and completed climate change interpreter training through Climate Generation and the National Network for Ocean and Climate Change Interpretation (NNOCI).

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!
Kenosha Public Library - Northside Branch
1500 27th Avenue, Kenosha, WI 53140
7:00 P.M.

John Krerowicz, Hoy Audubon Society's publicity chair, will give a photo/video presentation of the birds he saw during 2016 and 2017 trips to Arizona. The talk is free and open to the public.

FIELD TRIP: Shoop Park/Wind Point - Lake Michigan Birding
Saturday, November 3, 10, 24 - 9:00 A.M.

   Hoy Audubon will hold fall bird walks at Wind Point. We'll meet at the parking lot at Shoop Park and walk northward along the lakeshore trail to the Wind Point Lighthouse. To get back to the parking lot, we’ll either retrace our steps or walk along the edge of Shoop golf course.

   Along the lake we’ll be looking for migrating ducks (the males in breeding plumage will be looking good!), scoters, grebes, and other waterfowl. We might see a few shorebirds at the lakefront as well as some late fall migrants like Yellow-rumped Warblers and kinglets in the wooded areas.

   In November it's usually cold and windy at the lakeshore, so dress for the weather (a warm jacket, a hat, and gloves) and wear sturdy walking shoes (0.6 miles one-way, and the trail may be overgrown in sections). Bring your bird book, binoculars, and a spotting scope if you have one (don't worry if you don't!).

   Shoop Park is located between the 3 and 4 Mile Roads, Racine Co.
   Click here for a map: http://www.hoyaudubon.org/racinebirding/windpoint

   Birds observed during the month of November (historical eBird sightings)

FIELD TRIP: Friday, November 16
Owl Prowl
Richard Bong State Recreation Area State Park (Kenosha Co.)

   We will drive to various locations near and within the park to listen for owls. Please meet promptly by 7:00pm at the DNR parking lot that is located on the north side of BB (7th Street), approximately 0.7 mile west of Hwy 75. A Wisconsin State Parks vehicle admission sticker will be required if parking within the park.

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!

Annual Holiday Potluck and Program
Thursday, December 6 - 6:00 P.M.
(5:30 P.M. setup)

Tentative Location: Sealed Air YMCA
8501 Campus Drive, Mount Pleasant, WI 53406
Click here for a map

  • Annual Holiday Potluck. Bring a dish to pass along with your own dinnerware and utensils.

  • Hoy Audubon will provide coffee and napkins.

  • Discuss recent sightings and upcoming events (Field Trips, Christmas Bird Counts)

Project FeederWatch

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.



   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
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Last updated - 09/19/2018