in the Christmas Bird Count!
The Christmas Bird
Count (CBC), in its 117th year nationwide, has become a valuable method to
monitor the winter range and numbers of bird populations throughout the decades.
More information at
There are three count dates in our area...
Register Your Participation
Rare Bird Observations
A rare bird could be
a species observed outside of its normal expected dates.
Get Involved with eBird!
Counting for the FeederWatch season runs November through April. Visit feederwatch.org for information.
January 5 - 7:00 P.M.
Hoy Audubon Society welcomes back Professor Deanna Byrnes, Associate Professor
of Biology at Carthage College. Professor Byrnes research continues to employ
both field and laboratory methods to study the ecology and evolution of bats
both local and tropical. Deanna will talk to us about her local long-term
project in which her student's gather and share data with the Wisconsin
Department of Natural Resources as part of a citizen monitoring program to help
define the ecological needs of Wisconsin's bat species.
February 2 - 7:00 P.M.
Join us for an informative evening with Sister Rejane Cytacki the newly appointed Executive Director of the Eco-Justice Center in Racine. Sister Rejane holds a Master's Degree in Earth Literacy and has been an environmental educator for over 10 years. The Eco-Justice Center is a 15 acre farm containing woodland, wetland and pasture, where a variety of animals-honey bees, guinea fowl, chickens, ducks, rabbits, goats and alpaca call their home. We will learn about environmental topics such as organic gardening, beekeeping, water conservation, renewable energy, farm animal care and more. The center is a mission of environmental education and care of the earth in the context of community, contemplation, creativity, and cultivation.
March 3 - 7:00 P.M.
Michael John Jaeger provide an overview of the long tradition of bird conservation in Wisconsin, highlighting some of the remarkable individuals who contributed to that legacy. He will then encourage us to remember our past accomplishments as inspiration for the conservation challenges we face today.
Michael John lives in his hometown of Madison. He studied environmental studies and ornithology at the University of Wisconsin, and had an early focus on marsh birds and shorebirds. Michael John recently retired as a utility policy analyst at the state Public Service Commission, where he occasionally got to use his birding background when reviewing construction proposals. Michael John served on the Scholarships and Grants Committee for approximately 10 years before joining the WSO Board as the chair of the committee in 2010. He is currently President of Wisconsin Society for Ornithology. Michael John considers himself mostly a recreational birder, which helps him in his quest to "wander about and explore the countryside."
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.
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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.