Bird Club Events

Owl Prowl

  • Saturday, February 3, 2018, 3:00pm–8:00pm
  • Free Event
  • Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center

WHOOOO doesn't like Owls?

This event will have several parts . Join us at 3 pm at the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center, were we will carpool to comb the landscape looking for owls.

5:30 pm Return to the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center. Bring your picnic lunch, the classrooms will be open for seating . Dissect Owl pellets, find out what owls eat by picking apart sanitized owl pellets. a fun event for young and old alike.

6:30 pm Join a DNR naturalist in the auditorium for a talk about owls ,their biology and their unique features. After the talk, bundle up and join them for a hike out into the marsh to listen for owls.

Join us for any or all of these parts, for a beat cabin fever event. Grandparent and kid approved !

February Program . Renee Wahlen: Wisconsin's Raptors with Live Animals

  • Thursday, February 15, 2018, 7:00pm–9:00pm
  • Free Event
  • Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center

Join Renee Wahlen as she displays live raptors

Eagle Adventure

  • Saturday, February 17, 2018, 1:00pm–4:00pm
  • Free Event
  • Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center

Join us at 1PM at the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center. From there we will carpool to several Bald Eagle nests to see if they are active. At each stop we will share some fun facts about our nations bird.

Nest Box Seminar

  • Saturday, March 3, 2018, 9:00am–1:00pm
  • Free Event
  • Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center

How can we help birds? Learn the do's and don'ts about nest box placement, maintenance and monitoring.
This years tentative topics will include.
Cavity nesting owls. Screech owls and Barred Owls
Chickadees
Wood Ducks
Bluebirds
More details to follow

March Program, Matthew Reetz: Climate Change & Bird Conservation

  • Thursday, March 15, 2018, 7:00pm–9:00pm
  • Free Event
  • Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center

Dr. Matthew Reetz
has served as the Executive Director of Madison Audubon
Society since September 2014. Matt received his B.S. in Biology with emphasis in
Ecology, Ethology, and Evolution from the University of Illinois where he worked
with birds in the swamps of Southern Illinois, post-doctorate research projects at UW-Madison focused on Sharp-tailed Grouse
in Wisconsin
Matt’s current favorite bird is the brainy American Crow. Matt will be speaking
about the impacts of climate change on Wisconsin’s birds
udy, with emphasis
on what the results are likely to mean for Wisconsin
and some of the species we all enjoy. Matt will also
lay out a roadmap for protecting our threatened
birds, including what we can do at personal, community and national levels.

April Program, Janet Eschenbauch: Wisconsin's American Kestrels

  • Thursday, April 19, 2018, 7:00pm–9:00pm
  • Free Event
  • Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center

Central Wisconsin Kestrel Research is dedicated to the quest for knowledge about American Kestrels, while providing educational programs to the public. The program is run by Janet Eschenbauch and Amber Eschenbauch. Both are University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point graduates with Bachelor of Science degrees in Biology. Janet and Amber speak to the public about the American Kestrel and lead field trips.