Bird Club Events

Eagle Adventure

  • Saturday, February 15, 2020, 1:00pm–4:00pm
  • Price: $15.00
  • Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center
Bald Eagle

Jack Bartholmai

February 15: Eagle Adventure Bus Tour 1-4pm. Meet at the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center. Guided bus tour will take you to areas that have held Bald Eagles in the past. Bring warm clothes and binoculars. Spotting scopes for all will be available. Eagle be a good time! Limit 30. Please register below and submit online payment here. You must submit both to secure your reservaton. https://www.horiconmarsh.org/product/eagle-adventure-bus-tour/
We hope to see you at many of the events that the education center has to offer. All events are subject to change, for detailed or additional information on any event please visit www.horiconmarsh.org. The Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center is located on Hwy. 28 between the cities of Horicon and Mayville. For more information please call Liz Herzmann at 920-387-7893 or e-mail her at elizabeth.herzmann@wisconsin.gov.

Bird Club Program- Waterfowl ID

  • Thursday, February 20, 2020, 7:00pm–9:00pm
  • Free Event
  • Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center

Program: Interactive Waterfowl ID
Learn about Waterfowl Identification in a fun, interactive way.
Tips for all levels and skillsets of birders from fledglings to high flyers!
Join Horicon Marsh Bird Club president and avid waterfowl enthusiast , Jeff Bahls, as he waddles through some of the finer key field marks and fun stories about waterfowl you will likely encounter in Wisconsin.
Jeff’s life turned fowl at an early age when he followed his father duck hunting along Dodge county, Wisconsin’s creeks and ponds.
That passion for ducks later turned into a broader appreciation for all birds. With nearly 50 years of waterfowl experience, Jeff will cover the species that make this part of Wisconsin, a bird watchers paradise.
We will use an interactive game system that you can follow your results and learn along the way.
Join the flock at 7PM on Thursday February 20th 2020 at the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center N7725 Hwy 28 between Horicon and Mayville.

Jack Bartholmai

Nest Box Seminar

  • Saturday, February 29, 2020, 9:00am–1:00pm
  • Free Event
  • Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center

Jack Bartholmai

February 29: Nestbox Seminar 9am-1pm. Take a flying leap on leap day and learn about cavity nesting animals and how you can help.
9AM Renee Wahlen, Marsh Haven Nature Center, Live Cavity nesting Raptors, see theses amazing creatures up close
10AM Jeff Bahls Horicon Marsh Bird Club, Wood ducks. "Make your boxes Pro"duck"tive" Learn how to get the most out of Wood duck nest boxes.
11AM Liz Herzmann WI DNR, Bluebirds, Learn the best spots to place nest boxes for Bluebirds.
12PM “Leap Day” with Jeff Bahls and Jack Barthlomai. It's February 29th a special day! Just like the day ducklings emerge from their nesting cavity. See photos and video from two local experts on capturing the magic of "the leap".

. The Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center is located on Hwy. 28 between the cities of Horicon and Mayville. For more information please call Liz Herzmann at 920-387-7893 or e-mail her at elizabeth.herzmann@wisconsin.gov.

Results of Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas II

  • Thursday, March 19, 2020, 7:00pm–9:00pm
  • Free Event
  • Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center

Jack Bartholmai

Matt Herzmann, the Dodge county Breeding Bird Atlas co-coordinator, will give us some results of the 5 year breeding bird atlas that was just completed. Approximately 130 species of birds were confirmed to be breeding in Dodge county. We will learn about the effort of over 250 volunteers that contributed to this historic project.

Dodge County Waterfowl Field trip

  • Sunday, March 22, 2020, 8:00am–12:00pm
  • Free Event

Join us at 8AM on March 22th at the Hwy 33 McDonalds in Beaver Dam. This trip will wind it's way along the Beaver Dam river, generally the first open water that migrating ducks and geese find on their journey northward.

Jack Bartholmai

Keeping Wild birds, Wild

  • Thursday, April 16, 2020, 7:00pm–9:00pm
  • Free Event
  • Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center

Thomas O'Malley

Join DNR Wildlife Educator Liz Herzmann as she explains what to do if you encounter, young birds out of the nest or damaged nests.

Field trip - Horicon Marsh area

  • Sunday, April 19, 2020, 8:00am–12:00pm
  • Free Event
  • Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center

April 19th meet 8AM at the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center. We will scope the Bachhuber Impoundment then head out to the surrounding area looking for migrating birds.