Chiwaukee Prairie Bird Walk
April 21 @ 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
We will meet along the roadside just north of 121st Street and 2nd Avenue. Please refrain from parking along 121st Street but rather park along the west side of 2nd Avenue.
Meet by 5:30 P.M. We’ll walk the trails in search of early spring migrants. We will likely also hear Wilson’s Snipe ‘winnowing’ as the males perform their courtship displays.
Or, meet by 7:30 P.M. at parking area. We’ll walk a portion of the trails and await to hear the “peents” and view the aerial dances of the twittering “Timberdoodle”, the American Woodcock, at twilight.
The American Woodcock may begin call just after 7:40 P.M. (depending if skies are overcast or clear) and will conclude around 8 or 8:30 P.M.
Recommendations: Wear waterproof boots, dress warmly, and bring a flashlight for the walkout at dusk.
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.