We will meet at the Auto Loop Trail parking area off of Hwy 49 at 9:00 AM. From there we will caravan to bird other locations.
This is the 12th 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, sunscreen, insect repellent, 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!
If you have questions, need directions, contact us for questions.
Note: Due to COVID-19, if you attend our field trips, we ask that you wear a mask, and
please bring your own water, snacks, and optics (binoculars and
spotting scopes) to help minimize contact. We will also not be
carpooling to events as we have in the past.