Summer Birding Field Trip
RICHARD BONG STATE RECREATION AREA
TUESDAY, JULY 30, 2019 (8:00 AM – Noon)
Join our chapter for an outing at Wisconsin’s largest managed prairie. Late July is the start of a prairie’s peak bloom stage in the upper Midwest and Bong SRA will be at it’s showiest point this time of year. In addition to enjoying the sights of the prairie, we will look for grassland birds such as: Bobolink, Dickcissel, Upland Sandpiper, Meadowlark, Short-eared Owl and various other species.
We will meet at the visitors center at 8:00 a.m. This field trip will run until noon and then we will have lunch (bring your own). A state park sticker ($28, $13 if age 65 or older) or daily pass ($8, $3 if age 65 or older) is required to enter Bong SRA. For more information regarding fees, please click on the following link: Wisconsin State Park Admission Fees
Contact: Kevin Dickey (262) 729-9702 or email
Location: Richard Bong SRA (26313 Burlington Road, Kansasville, WI)
We’re looking for individuals with a moderate to advanced knowledge of bird ID to help our wildlife biologist monitor priority grassland bird species. Volunteers must be able to confidently identify or learn 10-15 grassland bird species by sight and sound. This involves off-trail hiking to specific monitoring points along pre-defined routes from May through August. Routes are available at multiple sites throughout the county. Orientation will be provided (details TBA), but volunteers will be expected to provide their own binoculars. Please contact Jackie Bero by email or call: (815) 678-4532 for additional information.