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Lakefront Birding at Shoop Park/Wind Point
November 20, 2021 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
NOTE: Due to the lack of waterfowl on Eagle Lake, the meeting location for this field trip is now at Shoop Park, Wind Point (Racine).
We’ll meet at the parking lot at Shoop Park. We may walk northward along the lakefront 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. The field trip end time will depend on bird activity and/or weather conditions but will generally conclude no later than 12:00 PM.
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). 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)
Due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19, Hoy will limit our field trips to activities/locations where we can maintain social distancing.
If you attend our field trips, we ask that you observe the latest CDC guidelines regarding masking and social distancing. 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.