July 14, 5:30 p.m.
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.
August 4 - 7:00 P.M.
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.
Horicon Marsh Field Trip
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
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
September 1 - 7:00 P.M.
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
Wind Lake Sod Farms
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.
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!)
Get Involved with eBird!
Counting for the FeederWatch season runs November through April. Visit feederwatch.org for information.
WISCONSIN SOCIETY FOR ORNITHOLOGY
The Wisconsin Society for
Ornithology (WSO) sponsored field trips are open for anyone to attend.
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
Annual renewals for Hoy Audubon Society
“Chapter Supporter” memberships are due on July 1 of each calendar year.
Are You Joining
Audubon For The First Time?
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 ChecklistThe 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.