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December Program- Eric Kilburg WI DNR – Dodge county Wildlife Biologist

Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center N7725 Highway 28, Horicon, WI

Join us at 6:30 PM. Our speaker will be Eric Kilburg, Dodge county's new Wildlife Biologist.  He will talk about managing water levels for birds. Wetland habitat suitability for birds is driven by vegetation structure and composition. Together, these components determine the quantity and quality of cover and food available.   As the wetland manager, Eric […]

December 16: Owl Prowl: 6:30-8:30pm.

Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center N7725 Highway 28, Horicon, WI

December 16: Owl Prowl: 6:30-8:30pm.   Join us for a presentation featuring LIVE owls in the auditorium. Animal ambassadors from Marsh Haven Nature Center will allow us to see the amazing adaptations that owls have. Then don your warm layers as we walk out to Indermuehle Island to call for owls. It will be a HOOT!  

January Program – Matthew A. Young, President and Founder of the Finch Research Network

Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center N7725 Highway 28, Horicon, WI

Join us at 6:30 PM for our speaker  Matthew Young , President and Founder of the Finch Research Network.  He’s been a tour guide leader for Victor Emanuel Nature Tours, written finch species accounts for breeding bird atlases and Birds of the World, and has published several papers about the Red Crossbill vocal complex. He’s […]

February 4: Winter Birds Bus Tour

Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center N7725 Highway 28, Horicon, WI

February 4: Winter Birds Bus Tour: 3-5:30 pm.  Whether you are a new or experienced birder, this guided bus tour offers an exciting chance to spot some of Horicon’s winter bird visitors.  DNR staff and members of the Horicon Marsh Bird Club will take you to all the hotspots as we search for beautiful birds […]

Program : Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory: Counting for Conservation

Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center N7725 Highway 28, Horicon, WI

Each fall and spring, millions of birds migrate via the Mississippi corridor, one of the premier flyways of North America. An average of 90,000 raptors and hundreds of thousands of other migratory birds are counted annually during the fall and spring counts conducted by Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory. These phenomenal natural events are amazing to […]

February 18: Eagle Adventure Bus Tour

Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center N7725 Highway 28, Horicon, WI

February 18: Eagle Adventure Bus Tour 1-4pm.  Bald eagles overwinter in many places in Wisconsin, and recent years have seen an increase in their numbers around Horicon Marsh.  Meet at the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center, this guided bus tour will take you to areas that have held Bald Eagles in the past. Bring […]

March 4: Nest Box Seminar

Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center N7725 Highway 28, Horicon, WI

March 4: Nest Box Seminar, 8:30-12:30pm.  Interested in birdhouses, but don’t know where to begin? Wondering what you can do to help cavity nesting animals? Head to the Horicon Marsh Education & Visitor Center on Saturday, March 4th from 9 AM – 1 PM to bolster your nesting knowledge. Speakers will discuss popular nest boxes, […]

March meeting – Wood ducks

Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center N7725 Highway 28, Horicon, WI

Wood Duck Research, Andrew Greenawalt is a current Graduate Research Assistant at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. His  research focuses on wood duck population  and migration chronology. Greenawalt used novel technology to understand migratory patterns, stopover locations, and annual cycles of wood ducks that breed in Wisconsin. He will soon develop reports and manuscripts for […]

Early waterfowl field trip March 19

Meet at 8 AM  March 19th at the McDonalds Hwy 33 & 151 in Beaver Dam. From here we will caravan to open water spots on Beaver Dam Lake and the Beaver Dam River. We will search for waterfowl of all kinds. This area is generally the first open water that migrating waterfowl seek out.  […]

April program- Black-necked Stilts, Daryl Christensen

Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center N7725 Highway 28, Horicon, WI

Join us at 6:30 PM to hear A Wonderful Happening: Breeding Black-necked Stilts at Horicon Marsh. A comprehensive 4-year study of Black-necked Stilt breeding behavior, nesting success, habitat selection and adaptation at Horicon National Wildlife Refuge. Daryl Christensen is an award-winning field researcher whose passion for rare and endangered bird monitoring covers six decades of […]

Bird Hike Harnischfiger Park

Harnischfeger Park (132 acres) is the largest Dodge County Park. The park is located in southeastern Dodge County along the Rock River in the Town of Lebanon about one mile west of the unincorporated community of Ashippun and eight miles east of Watertown. A variety of terrain, vegetation and facilities provide park visitors with a […]