Hoy Audubon Society
 is a Chapter of National Audubon Society, Inc.
 covering eastern Kenosha and Racine Counties, Wisconsin

 
 

 

Baltimore Oriole (photo by Jennifer Wenzel)
Baltimore Oriole

by Jennifer Wenzel

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July - September Newsletter
(2.0 MB PDF Download)

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Upcoming Programs / Field Trips



Thursday, July 14, 5:30 p.m.
Hoy Audubon’s Annual Summer Picnic
Kenosha County Petrifying Springs Park
Map

  We look forward to seeing you at our annual summer picnic! Bring your own beverage, a dish to pass, a plate, and flatware. We’ll meet at picnic area four; if four is unavailable, we’ll meet at area five or six further north. After we picnic, we’ll look for birds and play bocce ball. 


Thursday, August 4 - 7:00 P.M.
Program: The Birds of Wisconsin
River Bend Nature Center
3600 N Green Bay Road, Racine
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   Join us in welcoming back Mike Wanger for an entertaining evening of "The Birds of Wisconsin." Mike will have photos and tidbits about our favorite state birds. So don't miss a great time to catch up on all the great birds of Wisconsin.


FIELD TRIP: Horicon Marsh Field Trip
Saturday, August 13 (Hoy Audubon)
- optional overnight stay -
Sunday, August 14 (WSO)

   This is the seventh year that we'll be going as a group to Horicon, one of Wisconsin's premiere birding hotspots. In past years, the trip has included a stop along highway 49, where we've parked our cars and birded from the side of the road. People will set up their spotting scopes to look for shorebirds on the mudflats, Black Terns, Great Egrets, Great Blue Herons, Black-crowned Night-Herons, American White Pelicans, coots, Pied-billed Grebes, a variety of ducks. You may get to see a Northern Harrier flying low over the marsh. Other stops have been Dike and Ledge Roads, where we have birded from alongside our cars. We have driven the Auto Tour Route, stopping for a walk on the boardwalk or along Old Marsh Road, where you may see Green Herons, Least Bittern, Belted Kingfishers, and Eastern Kingbirds.

   In addition to food and cold drinks, bring binoculars, a bird book, a spotting scope if you have one (don’t worry if you don’t!), sunscreen, insect repellant, a hat or a visor, and a rain jacket just in case.

   Horicon is an incredibly beautiful place, and it is really fun to look at birds, especially birds that we don’t get to see everyday, with people who know what they’re looking at!

   We will meet at the Auto Loop Trail parking area off of Hwy 49 at 9:00 a.m. If there is interest for carpooling, some in the group may wish to meet at the Highway 20/I-94 Park and Ride by 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 13. Please contact for questions.

   Some members may be interested in spending the night at a local hotel, such as the Audubon Inn in Mayville, and meet up with the WSO (Wisconsin Society of Ornithology) Horicon field trip Sunday morning at 7:00 A.M. along Hwy. 49.


Thursday, September 1 - 7:00 P.M.
Program: Hawk Watch
Kenosha Public Library - Northside Branch
1500 27th Avenue, Kenosha, WI 53140
7:00 P.M.
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   Vic Berardi, the founder of the all volunteer Illinois Beach State Park Hawk Watch in Zion, IL, will be discussing the history of hawk watching along the western shore of Lake Michigan in southeastern Wisconsin and northeastern Illinois. He will also show the species of raptors and their frequency in fall along with a few ID tips. In addition, Vic will discuss some of his photography
techniques and recommendations on what equipment to use.


FIELD TRIP: Wind Lake Sod Farms
Saturday, September 3, 7:00 a.m.
Meet at the Highway 20/ I-94 Park & Ride

   We’ll carpool to the sod farms and, from the roadside, look for Buff-breasted Sandpipers, American Golden Plovers, Brewer's Blackbirds and other fall migrants. If not meeting for the carpool, we plan to begin near the intersection of North Britton and Olson Roads by 7:30 a.m. Bring binoculars, a spotting scope if you have one, and a bird book.


Saturday, September 24, 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The Big Sit

Samuel Myers Park

   Hoy’s sixth Big Sit is a FREE EVENT and open to EVERYONE! It is an easy activity for those with limited mobility, as birders watch from a stationary location. Bring binoculars, sunscreen, water, snacks, and a folding chair. Our experts will have spotting scopes set up for the public and will be happy to talk about birds with you and your family. (New location for 2016!)


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Birding Locations in Kenosha and Racine Counties
Curious of where to go look for birds? Check out these suggestions.

hoyaudubon.org/kenoshabirding
hoyaudubon.org/racinebirding


WISCONSIN SOCIETY FOR ORNITHOLOGY

   The Wisconsin Society for Ornithology (WSO) sponsored field trips are open for anyone to attend. 
For a listing of Field Trips, click here.

   Bring a bag lunch or cooler. For the WSO field trips, severe weather conditions may cancel the trip. In the event of cancellation, every attempt to notify participants via the WSO Hotline (call 262.784.4032 for recording) and WisBirdNet (recent postings at http://www.birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/WISC.html )


Hoy Audubon Society Chapter Membership
July 2016 to June 2017

Annual renewals for Hoy Audubon Society “Chapter Supporter” memberships are due on July 1 of each calendar year.

Please make check payable to "Hoy Audubon Society" and send to:
Hoy Audubon Society

P. O. Box 044626
Racine, WI 53404

Chapter Supporter Dues: $15       Total amount enclosed: __________
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Purchase a gift membership in Hoy Audubon

Enroll a friend or relative as a member of Hoy Audubon Society. Gift memberships are a wonderful way to help our club grow.  Plus, they introduce others to the benefits of belonging to Hoy, such as field trips-both local and distant, informative programs at the monthly meetings, and social events, including the annual picnic and Holiday party.


Wisconsin Bird Checklist 

   The club has a limited number of the new version of the checklist and of the checklist with migration charts. The migration charts show, on a week by week basis, what the likelihood is of seeing a particular species. These will be available free of charge to members at the monthly meetings.  
    

Hoy Audubon Society
 a Chapter of National Audubon Society
 covering eastern Kenosha and Racine Counties, Wisconsin

 
     

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Last updated - 07/21/2016