August 6, 7:00 p.m.
Come join us for an evening of high adventure. Elsa and Dave Milaeger will talk about their recent canoe trip in the north woods of Wisconsin/Minnesota and Canada. Hear about how they started, the landscapes they saw and the exciting experiences they had.
Swift Night Out!
Join us to help count Chimney Swifts! We’ll
watch them choose a
Unlike most birds, chimney swifts
cannot take off from horizontal surfaces; instead they drop from their perch
or nest to take flight. They find chimneys a very suitable place to build
their nests in the Spring-Summer months. It provides shelter from the wind,
and gives them a nice vertical drop to take flight. At the end of summer they
begin their migration back to Peru and Chile....During migration, they roost
at night in groups in chimneys.
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.
The past three years, the trip has included a stop on the Dike Road, 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. You may get to
see a Northern Harrier flying low over the marsh. Our next stop has been
Highway 49, where we have birded from alongside our cars. Here you can expect
to see Great Egrets, Great Blue Herons, Black-crowned Night-Herons, American
White Pelicans, coots, Pied-billed Grebes, a variety of ducks, and more
shorebirds. Then we have driven the Auto Tour Route, stopping for a walk on
the boardwalk, where you may see Green Herons, 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 16. Please contact
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.
FIELD TRIP: Wednesday,
Meet at lot 3 at 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 12, 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Hoy's fifth 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 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.
FIELD TRIP: Friday, November
We will drive to various locations around and within the park to listen for owls. Please meet promptly by 7:00pm at the DNR parking lot that is located on the north side of BB, approximately 0.7 mile west of Hwy 75. A Wisconsin State Parks vehicle admission sticker will be required if parking within the park.
Get Involved with eBird!
Counting for the 2014-15 FeederWatch season begins on November 8 and runs through April 3. Online data entry will be open soon for participants to log in and update count site 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.