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Annual Audubon Bird Seed Sale
Order in advance by September 21; limited amount for drive-up
purchase. Our high quality mixes do not contain fillers.

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Wednesday, September 9, 5 pm
Wild Feast Potluck and Edible Insects
Lakeside Park, Denevue Creek Shelter
Our season kicks off with a potluck. Participants
bring a dish made from wild plants, although
conventional food is fine, too. A short
presentation will be given on eating insects.
There will be a couple of entrées that include
insects, giving you a chance to taste some insect
food if you are willing and adventurous.

Sat. and Sun., September 19 & 20, 7 am
Jaeger Festival
We will set up an area with a spotting scope to
enchance views of these gull-like birds and other

Saturday, October 3, 9 am–noon
Bird Seed Sale
Stuart’s Landscaping, N7820 Lakeshore Drive
Order in advance; limited amount for drive-up
Order form

Tues., Oct. 6 and Wed., Oct. 21, 7:15 pm
Saw-whet Owl Banding
Linwood Springs Research Station
Stevens Point
Learn about and see these owls up close
and be part of their release. $15.

Saturday, October 10, 10 – 11 am
LIVE Birds of Prey

Theisen Middle School Auditorium
See live birds including owls, red-tailed hawk,
American kestrel, or peregrine falcons. Discover
how unique eyesight, hearing, and flight
adaptations of raptors make them successful

Sunday, October 11, 6 am – 7 pm
The Big Sit
Lakeside Park, Fond du Lac
Tally the birds you see in a specific amount of
time. Pledges are solicited before the event.
This is a great fundraiser and contribution to
citizen science that is taking place

Saturday, October 17, 9 am to 1 pm
Lizard Mound County Park
West Bend area
Lizard Mound Park offers one of the largest
and most diverse groups of effigy mounds
in Wisconsin. Join Dwight Weiser and Glen
Oechsner for a tour of the 26 mounds.

Superior Wisconsin
Sept 18th and 20th

This trip is in conjunction with the Wisconsin ornithology field trip. Jaegers are large gull like birds who derive their name from the German word Hunter. This fits their swift aerial killing style. We will meet at Wisconsin point beach both days at 7 a.m. We will set up a little area with spotting scope to enchance views of the Jaeger’s, possibly all three? (long-tailed, Pomarine and parasitic). Many migrants should also be moving through and we will hunt for unusual gulls. Bring warm clothes, as the weather can be chilly. Also food for the gulls, such as stale bread, will increase our luck.
For more details Contact Amy Sheldon

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Bird Seed Sale
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Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas eBird portal
Have you observed a Great Horned Owl on a nest already this year? How about an incubating Bald Eagle? Prairie-chickens dancing? Ravens nest building? With the Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas eBird portal now live ( this is your chance to contribute the project's first field data by entering these sightings and other early-season breeding behaviors.

To assist you we've developed the following step-by-step tutorial for entering Incidental observations such as those often made early in the year before prime atlasing season begins.

Look for additional tutorials on Traveling counts, complete checklists, and other atlas topics in the weeks and months ahead!

Ryan Brady
WBCI Bird Monitoring Coordinator - Bureau of Wildlife Management
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources


Bird City - Fond du Lac - Year 3: Sustained Flight
Fond du Lac will hold the city's IMBD events on May 2-3; click here for details
more info on Bird City here

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