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Brown County Conservation Alliance
and
Wisconsin Audubon Council

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January 2017

Thursday, January 19, 7:00 pm. "Northern Goshawks in Wisconsin - their history, ecology, and status" by Tom Erdman, Richter Museum at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay's Cofrin Center for Biodiversity, event hosted by the Bay Area Bird Club. Tom has dedicated his entire life towards bird conservation and is considered one of Wisconsin's best bird biologists. Tom has researched Northern Goshawks across the state and has studied colonial waterbirds in lower Green Bay for over 30 years. Please join us and learn more about the rare and elusive Northern Goshawk! Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, Nature Center-Estuary Room (downstairs), 1660 East Shore Drive, Green Bay. Free and open to the public. More details here.

February 2017

Thursday, February 16, 7:00 pm. "Atlasing for Beginners for the Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas II Project" by Erin Giese, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay's Cofrin Center for Biodiversity, event hosted by the Northeastern Wisconsin Audubon Society. Erin will provide an overview of the Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas II Project, a 5-year statewide, volunteer, citizen science project (2015-2019) and then teach you the basics of atlasing. Birdwatchers of all experience levels can contribute to this meaningful project as long as you can identify at least one bird species. Atlasing is easy and extremely fun, so please join us and learn how you can contribute! Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, Nature Center-Estuary Room (downstairs), 1660 East Shore Drive, Green Bay. Free and open to the public. More details here.

March 2017

Thursday, March 16, 7:00 pm. "Migratory Stopover Improvements at the #1 Birding Spot in Wisconsin, the Manitowoc Harbor" by Jim Knickelbine, Woodland Dunes Nature Center and Preserve. Jim has over 40 years of experience in the field of conservation and has worked at Woodland Dunes Nature Center for 23 years, currently serving as the Executive Director. Come join us and learn about improvements that have been made at the Manitowoc Harbor for migratory stopover bird habitat! At least three hundred bird species have been documented (via eBird) at the Manitowoc Lakefront, including shorebirds, gulls, terns, and ducks. Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, Nature Center-Estuary Room (downstairs), 1660 East Shore Drive, Green Bay. Free and open to the public. More details here.

April 2017

Friday, April 21, 6:30 pm. Night Sounds of Navarino State Wildlife Area in Shawano/Waupaca County. Join Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas II Project Leaders Tom Prestby, Stuart Malcom, and Erin Giese in taking in the night sounds of one of the region’s most diverse areas. They’ll begin in the evening listening for rails, bitterns, and other marshbirds and then take in the display flights of American Woodcock and Wilson’s Snipe. Afterward, they’ll search for nocturnally active marshbirds and owls while taking in the chorus of several species of frogs. Bring a flashlight. Meet at the Navarino Nature Center parking lot on Lindstien Rd. RSVP to Tom Prestby at: prestby@uwgb.edu, 414-614-0798. Free and open to the public.

Sunday, April 23, 11:00 am-3:00 pm. Earth Day Celebration. Many activities like Critter Counter open, Used Battery Drop-off, Animal Release, Otter Odyssey, Quill Thrills, Fox Trots, Wolf Viewing, Question and Answer, Bird of Prey Tour, and more! Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, 1660 East Shore Drive, Green Bay. Free and open to the public. More details can be found here.

Sunday, April 23, 2:00-3:30 pm. Guided Hike at Logan Creek. Explore the beautiful landscape of this 170-acre parcel on Clark Lake with a Ridges Sanctuary naturalist. Owned and managed by The Ridges Sanctuary, the Logan Creek property is comprised of a variety of habitats, including upland hardwood forest, lowland cedar-hemlock forest and frontage along Clark Lake and Logan Creek. Meet at The Ridges Sanctuary Trailhead at 5724 Loritz Road. More details can be found here.

Tuesday, April 25, 8:00-9:30 am. Bird Hike. Morning bird hike to look for migrating birds. Hear warblers sing and Red-winged Blackbirds call. Gordon Bubolz Nature Preserve, 4815 N. Lynndale Drive, Appleton, WI. Free for members, $2 for non-members. More details here.

Friday, April 28, 5:30 pm. Northeastern Wisconsin Audubon Society BanquetThe Swan Club, 875 Heritage Rd, De Pere, WI. $20/person. More details and registration found hereWe are pleased to welcome Dr. Benjamin Zuckerberg as the guest speaker of our banquet. Dr. Zuckerberg is a distinguished researcher and professor at UW-Madison with a research emphasis in climate change ecology. Before arriving at UW-Madison, he conducted research at the renowned Cornell Lab of Ornithology. His research focuses on the impact of climate change on natural systems, including birds and their habitats. These studies range from a specific biological level to a broad landscape level. This research is extremely important for managing species in complex and changing ecosystems. Dr. Zuckerberg has published over 50 studies, and his research has been featured in publications by NASA, Smithsonian Magazine, National Wildlife Federation, National Science Foundation, and the Big Ten Network. Please join us for this special presentation! Schedule: Cash Bar Social/Silent Auction 5:30 pm, Dinner 6:15 pm, Business and Audubon Board Elections 6:45 pm, Program 7:15 pm, and Silent Auction Results 8:30 pm. Please RSVP by April 24th here. For more information about the banquet, please email us at birders@NeWiAudubon.org.

Saturday, April 29, 6:30-9:00 am. Spring Bird Walk. Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, 1660 East Shore Drive, Green Bay. Free and open to the public. Meet in the parking lot near the Director's residence. More details can be found here.

Saturday, April 29, 7:00-8:30 pm. Woodcock Watch. Experience firsthand what Aldo Leopold described as the "sky dance." After a short presentation, we'll head out into the field to watch woodcocks engage in this remarkable courtship dance. Bring binoculars and a blanket or cushion to sit on if desired. The Ridges Sanctuary Cabins, 8288 County Q, Baileys Harbor, WI. $10 for members, $13 for non-members, and $5 for those under 18 years old. More details can be found here.
 

May 2017

Tuesday, May 2, 8:00-9:30 am. Bird Hike. Morning bird hike to look for migrating birds. Hear warblers sing and Red-winged Blackbirds call. Gordon Bubolz Nature Preserve, 4815 N. Lynndale Drive, Appleton, WI. Free for members, $2 for non-members. More details here.

Wednesday, May 3, 6:30-9:00 am. Spring Bird Walk. Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, 1660 East Shore Drive, Green Bay. Free and open to the public. Meet in the parking lot near the Director's residence. More details can be found here.

Thursday, May 4, 10:00 am-1:00 pm. Plant Blitz. Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, 1660 East Shore Drive, Green Bay. Please RSVP to Kate, Bay Beach's Natural Resource Specialist, at kateha@greenbaywi.gov. More details can be found here.

Saturday, May 6, 6:30-9:00 am. Spring Bird Walk. Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, 1660 East Shore Drive, Green Bay. Free and open to the public. Meet in the parking lot near the Director's residence. More details can be found here.

Saturday, May 6, 7:00-8:30 pm. Who Croaks There. For frogs, spring means mating season, and males use their unique (and very loud) voices to attract a mate. Learn about the quacks, trills, peeps, and snores of the frog species that live in Door County. After a short presentation, everyone will take a hike to listen for the frogs. Meet at the Cook-Albert Fuller Center, 8166 Hwy 57, Baileys Harbor, WI. $10 for members, $13 for non-members, and $5 for those under 18 years old. Preregistration is highly recommended. More details can be found here.

Saturday, May 6, 11:00 am-12:00 pm. Wisconsin's Reptiles and Amphibians. Listen to an exciting and educational presentation by the Madison Area Herpetological Society, covering many of the commonly seen/encountered reptile and amphibian species, as well as Wisconsin’s two venomous snakes, and those of greatest conservation interest. Afterwards there will be an opportunity for a Q&A and a show and tell with some really amazing critters! Cook-Albert Fuller Center, 8166 Hwy 57, Baileys Harbor, WI. $10 for members, $13 for non-members, and $5 for those under 18 years old. More details can be found here.

Tuesday, May 9, 8:00-9:30 am. Bird Hike. Morning bird hike to look for migrating birds. Hear warblers sing and Red-winged Blackbirds call. Gordon Bubolz Nature Preserve, 4815 N. Lynndale Drive, Appleton, WI. Free for members, $2 for non-members. More details here.

Wednesday, May 10, 6:30-9:00 am. Spring Bird Walk. Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, 1660 East Shore Drive, Green Bay. Free and open to the public. Meet in the parking lot near the Director's residence. More details can be found here.

Friday, May 12, 4:00 pm through Saturday, May 13, 4:00 pmBig Bay Birdathon. Participate in Bird City Green Bay's 6th Annual Birdathon! A birdathon is a 24-hour competition where teams of 2-4 people compete against each other to try and find as many wild species of bird as possible. Birds can be found anywhere in the state during the time frame. Teams will then get together on Saturday evening to submit their lists, claim prizes, and share stories. Registration is $10/person. All proceeds stay local to help with conservation projects in the community! For rules, registration, or more information, please contact Adam Sinkula at adam0227@msn.com or 920-255-3818.

Saturday, May 13, 6:30-9:00 am. Spring Bird Walk. Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, 1660 East Shore Drive, Green Bay. Free and open to the public. Meet in the parking lot near the Director's residence. More details can be found here.

Saturday, May 13, 10:00 am-12:30 pm. Shiitake Mushroom Workshop. Listen to Steve Shapson as he teaches everyone how to cultivate your own shiitake logs. In this workshop you will inoculate two logs and learn how to properly care for your logs when you get them home. All materials are included. Cook-Albert Fuller Center, 8166 Hwy 57, Baileys Harbor, WI. $35 for members and $40 for public. More details can be found here.

Saturday, May 13, 11:00 am-3:00 pm. Spring's Wings Migratory Bird Festival. There are many activities for people of all ages: Bird house/feeder building, wild songbird banding demonstration (11:00 am-2:00 pm by UW-Green Bay), birds of prey programs (11:00 am and 12:30 pm), birding hikes (6:30 am, 9:30 am, and 1:00 pm), and many booths featuring Green Bay Duck Hunters, NEWI Audubon, Bird City, etc. Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, 1660 East Shore Drive, Green Bay. Free and open to the public. More details can be found here.

Wednesday, May 17, 6:30-9:00 am. Spring Bird Walk. Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, 1660 East Shore Drive, Green Bay. Free and open to the public. Meet in the parking lot near the Director's residence. More details can be found here.

Saturday, May 20, 6:30-9:00 am. Spring Bird Walk. Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, 1660 East Shore Drive, Green Bay. Free and open to the public. Meet in the parking lot near the Director's residence. More details can be found here.

Saturday, May 27, 7:00 am-Noon. Shawano County WI Breeding Bird Atlas II Project Field Trip. Join Brown and Shawano County Coordinator Erin Giese and Atlas Leader Mike Reese for a morning field trip just south of the town of Gresham. Together you will atlas the Jung Hemlock-Beech Forest State Natural Area and the Mountain-Bay State Trail. After atlasing in the morning, Erin and Mike will teach you how to enter the morning’s atlas data into eBird at the Shawano County Library. Birders of all experience levels (beginners up to experts) are welcome to join. Like other northern counties, Shawano County is in need of your birding help. Free and open to the public. RSVP to Erin Giese at giesee@uwgb.edu. More details can be found here. Agenda.

June 2017

Thursday, June 1, 10:00 am-1:00 pm. Plant Blitz. Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, 1660 East Shore Drive, Green Bay. Please RSVP to Kate, Bay Beach's Natural Resource Specialist, at kateha@greenbaywi.gov. More details can be found here.

Friday, June 2, 6:30-8:30 pm. Let's Go Froggin'. Evening frog hike to listen and look for frogs and toads found at the preserve. Gordon Bubolz Nature Preserve, 4815 N. Lynndale Drive, Appleton, WI. $3/person or $10/family for members, $5/person or $15/family for non-members. Preregistration is required. Space is limited. Call to register (920) 731-6041. More details here.

Saturday, June 3, 8:00 am. Outagamie County Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas II Project Field Trip at Mosquito Hill Nature Center. Join Outagamie and Winnebago County Atlas Coordinator Stuart Malcolm on a bird walk at Mosquito Hill Nature Center 8:00 am. After the walk, Stuart will demonstrate how to submit the observations gathered during the walk to the Atlas (approximately 10:00 am). Birders of all skill levels are welcome, whether you’re a new member of the Atlas team, a seasoned veteran, or just want to learn more about how to join us. This presentation will be given in conjunction with the Northeast Wisconsin Bird Club. Mosquito Hill Nature Center, N3880 Rogers Rd, New London. Free event. RSVP to Stuart Malcolm at stuart.malcolm26@yahoo.com. More details here.

Friday-Monday, June 16-19. Wisconsin Society for Ornithology (WSO) Annual Convention. "Celebrating Citizen Science" will be the theme for this year's convention in Carter, WI. In ornithology, perhaps more than any other scientific discipline, citizens make incredible contributions to our field. We simply would not have the wealth of information about birds if it were not for the efforts of non-professional birders around the world. This year, WSO will be celebrating the ornithological accomplishments in the state of Wisconsin. They will discuss past, present and future efforts with a special emphasis on the Nicolet National Forest Bird Survey. They will also examine the Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas II and look for ways to get more people involved. More information can be found here.

Friday, June 23, 6:30-8:30 pm. Let's Go Froggin'. Evening frog hike to listen and look for frogs and toads found at the preserve. Gordon Bubolz Nature Preserve, 4815 N. Lynndale Drive, Appleton, WI. $3/person or $10/family for members, $5/person or $15/family for non-members. Preregistration is required. Space is limited. Call to register (920) 731-6041. More details here.

July 2017

Thursday, July 6, 10:00 am-1:00 pm. Plant Blitz. Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, 1660 East Shore Drive, Green Bay. Please RSVP to Kate, Bay Beach's Natural Resource Specialist, at kateha@greenbaywi.gov. More details can be found here.

Friday, July 28, 6:30-8:30 pm. Let's Go Froggin'. Evening frog hike to listen and look for frogs and toads found at the preserve. Gordon Bubolz Nature Preserve, 4815 N. Lynndale Drive, Appleton, WI. $3/person or $10/family for members, $5/person or $15/family for non-members. Preregistration is required. Space is limited. Call to register (920) 731-6041. More details here.

Saturday, July 15, 7:00 am-Noon. Shawano County WI Breeding Bird Atlas II Project Field Trip. Join Brown and Shawano County Coordinator Erin Giese for a morning Atlas field trip just south of the town of Gresham. Together you will atlas the Jung Hemlock-Beech Forest State Natural Area and the Mountain-Bay State Trail. After atlasing in the morning, Erin will teach you how to enter the morning’s atlas data into eBird at the Shawano County Library. Birders of all experience levels (beginners up to experts) are welcome to join. Like other northern counties, Shawano County is in need of your birding help. Free and open to the public. RSVP to Erin Giese at giesee@uwgb.edu. More details can be found here. Agenda.

August 2017

Thursday, August 3, 10:00 am-1:00 pm. Plant Blitz. Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, 1660 East Shore Drive, Green Bay. Please RSVP to Kate, Bay Beach's Natural Resource Specialist, at kateha@greenbaywi.gov. More details can be found here.

September 2017

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October 2017

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November 2017

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December 2017

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2018

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