Blue heron standing in shallow water with fish in its mouth

Birding Club

Group of bird watchers looking through binoculars into sky The Heckrodt Birding Club meets the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 PM at Heckrodt Wetland Reserve. A presentation is followed by social time to meet fellow birders, with outings held monthly. There is no fee to attend meetings, however some outings may have entry fees for various properties. Club membership is $10/year and support Heckrodt Birding Club activities.  Club memberships are paid in person at a meeting.

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2024 HWR BIRDING CLUB MEETINGS AND OUTINGS Club meetings are held at Heckrodt Nature Center at 6:30 PM first Tuesday of the month. Outings meet at Heckrodt Parking Lot before heading out, unless otherwise noted. 

January
Meeting No meeting in January
Outing January 1, 2024  (9 AM – 2 PM) – Freedom area: Snowy Owls, Snow Buntings & other Winter Birds Outing January 20, 2024  (8:30 AM – 3 PM) – Freedom Area 1000 Island Area: Snowy Owls, Snow Buntings, Winter Birds & Waterfowl

February
Meeting February 6, 2024  (6:30PM-8:30 PM) -What is Happening at Ken Euers & other Green Bay Birding Locations. Speaker: Kaurie Mihm of Green Bay Park District
Outing February 24, 2024  (7:30 AM – 12:30 PM) – Wilderness Park & Menomonee Park: Warblers & Migrants along with Waterfowl

March
Meeting –
March 5, 2024  (6:30 PM- 8:30 PM)-How did birds learn to sing. Speaker: Oneida Tribe member – Randy Cornelius
Outing – March 23, 2024  (7:30 AM – 2:30 PM) Buena Vista Grasslands: Grassland Birds & Migrants

April
Meeting
– April 2, 2024 (6:30 PM- 8:30 PM) – What is Motus? An informational presentation about the Washington Island Bird Fest. Speaker: Paige Witek
Outing – April 13, 2024 (7:30 AM- 4:30 PM) Goose Pond & Lake Wisconsin w/possible stops in Madison area: Waterfowl, Shore Birds & Migrants

May
May meeting is an outing!
– May 7, 2024  (5:30 PM- 7:30 PM)  High Cliff State Park. Park/ Meet in the Lime Kiln Parking Lot. You will need a park sticker or pay entry fee. A daily sticker for a WI resident is $8.00, annual resident stickers are $28.00, senior citizen (65+) is $13.00
Outing May 11, 2024( 7:30 AM – 2:00 PM) Herb Benke Area & Lasage Trail: Red-headed Woodpeckers Birds in Marshy habitat & Grassland species.

June
Meeting
June 4, 2024 (6:30 PM- 8:30 PM) -Saving Our Songbirds. Speaker: Lisa Gaumnitz of the SOS Program
Outing June 8, 2024 ( 7:30 AM – 3:00 PM)- Horicon Marsh: Whooping Cranes, Shore Birds, Waterfowl & Grassland Birds Outing June 29, 2024 ( 7:30 AM – 2:30 PM)- Ken Euers Area & Bay Beach Nature Area: Warblers, Waterfowl, Woodland Birds

July
Meeting
: No meeting in July
Outing July 13, 2024 ( 7:30 AM – 2:30 PM) Masscoutin Valley Trail: Waterfowl, Shorebirds & Woodland Birds

August
Meeting
: August 13, 2024 (6:30 PM- 8:30 PM)- Learn what is happening at Heckrodt – How can the HBC Help out? Speaker: Emma Newuman (Change of date just for this meeting)
Outing: No August Outing

September
Meeting
: September 3, 2024(6:30 PM- 8:30 PM)-  What does BENW stand for — Have you ever seen baby Bald Eagles. Speaker: Director from 1000 Islands Nature Center
Outing: September 14, 2024 ( 7:30 AM – 2:30 PM)- Terrell Island & Lake Fronts: Waterfowl, Gulls & Shorebirds

October
Meeting
: October 1, 2024 (6:30 PM- 8:30 PM) -All about the Birds & the Bees. Speaker: Frank Ujazdowski
Outing: October 12, 2024 ( 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM)- Hartman Creek SP & several stops in Waupaca Area: Woodland, Waterfowl & Grassland Birds

November
Meeting
: November 5, 2024 (6:30 PM- 8:30 PM)- On the Wing Organization – Bringing 5 special guests to share with us. (Live birds will grace our prescence at this meeting. Bring cameras! Requesting donations to off set cost of presentation!)
Outing: November 16, 2024 (8:00 AM- 11:00 AM) Shady Lane RD & Old Railroad Track: Owls and Grassland Birds

December
Meeting: December 3, 2024  (5:30 PM) A Potluck Dinner with our friends from Heckrodt & the Bird Club we belong to. Bring photos taken in 2024 to show off to your friends.
Outing: December 14, 2024 (9:00 AM- 11:00 AM) Heckrodt Trails & Menasha Conservancy Trails: Total Bird Count