Bird Club Events

Program Sumner Matteson – Trumpeter Swans

  • Thursday, April 20, 2017, 7:00pm–9:00pm
  • Free Event
  • Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center

Join us at 7 PM April 20 at the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center for a program by Sumner Matteson. Sumner will talk about the success of the Trumpeter swan reintroduction in Wisconsin.

Field Trip, Birding Horicon marsh

  • Sunday, April 23, 2017, 8:00am–12:00pm
  • Free Event

Meet 8 AM at the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center. We will carpool around the marsh to find new arriving migrating birds.IMG_0061

Field trip- Horicon Marsh Night Atlasing

  • Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 7:00pm–9:00pm
  • Free Event

Join the Horicon Marsh Birdclub as they lead a night hike on the Horicon Marsh listening for owls, rails, bitterns, and other marshbirds. Hopefully we will see the display flights of the American Woodcock and Wilson's Snipe. This is an excellent way to learn how to collect nocturnal data for Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas II and unique way to explore the Horicon Marsh. Bring a flashlight.

When: April 25, 7 to 9 pm

Where: Burnett Ditch Boat Launch, at the end of Burnett Ditch Road on the west side of the Horicon Marsh

Contact: Matt Herzmann, meherzmann@gmail.com

Field trip- Dodge County Breeding Bird Atlas Block Busting Event

  • Saturday, June 10, 2017, 7:30am–10:00am
  • Free Event
  • Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center

Dodge - Dodge County Breeding Bird Atlas Block Busting Event

You are invited to join the Horicon Marsh Bird Club as we lead a field trip to observe and document breeding bird activity in areas around the Horicon Marsh. Unsure how to find breeding birds or document them? You’re not alone! But it’s easier than you might think, and experienced birders from the Horicon Marsh Bird Club will be there to show you how!

We plan on meeting at 7:30 am on Saturday June 10th in the upper lobby of the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center located on Highway 28 between the towns of Horicon and Mayville. From there we will travel to areas around the Horicon Marsh to hone our bird observation skills and document nesting bird species. After a few hours of surveying we will return to the Education Center at 10 am to demonstrate how to enter our breeding bird observations into the Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas’s designated website. We will also answer any questions you might have about how to classify bird behavior and about the Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas.

When: June 10

Where: Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center. N7725 Hwy 28. Horicon WI 53032

Contact: Matt Herzmann, meherzmann@gmail.com