Horicon Marsh Bird Club to host historian and birder, Michael John Jaeger, on Dec. 21
HORICON, WISCONSIN – Michael John Jaeger, president of the Wisconsin Society for Ornithology, will
present a program on the history and future of Wisconsin bird conservation on Thursday, December 21 st
at the next meeting of the Horicon Marsh Bird Club. The meeting will start at 7p.m. and be held in the
lower level of the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center.
Michael John will provide an overview of the long tradition of bird conservation in Wisconsin,
highlighting some of the remarkable individuals who contributed to that legacy. He will then encourage
attendees to remember Wisconsin’s past accomplishments as inspiration for the conservation
challenges faced today.
Michael John lives in his hometown of Madison. He studied environmental studies and ornithology at
the University of Wisconsin, and had an early focus on marsh birds and shorebirds. Michael John
recently retired as a utility policy analyst at the state Public Service Commission, where he occasionally
got to use his birding background when reviewing construction proposals. Michael John served on the
Scholarships and Grants Committee for approximately 10 years before joining the WSO Board as the
chair of the committee in 2010. Michael John considers himself mostly a recreational birder, which helps
him in his quest to "wander about and explore the countryside."
You do not have to be a member of the Bird Club to attend this free program. All ages are welcome. For
more information, please visit www.horiconmarshbirdclub.com or call 920-387- 7893.
The Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center is located at N7725, Hwy. 28 between the towns of
Horicon and Mayville on Hwy. 28. Please use the lower entrance.
About: The Horicon Marsh Bird Club was organized in August 1994 for studying and sharing with others
the rich bird life of the Horicon Marsh and Eastern Wisconsin. Through regularly scheduled field trips,
meetings, and other activities, members develop a better understanding and deeper appreciation for
the diversity of birds and their important habitats.