Upcoming Events

Raptor Banding at Cedar Grove!

Braddock Bay Raptor Research (wait list)

***This free event is FULL. See below for details about the Wait List.***

Have you ever wanted to see a hawk, falcon or owl up close? Now is your chance! Join the Wisconsin Young Birders Club as we take a trip to Cedar Grove Ornithological Station (CGORS) to learn about raptor banding, see banders in action, and get a chance to hold a wild hawk. CGORS is the longest-running raptor-banding station in the country, with records going back more than 50 years. As we talk to Tom, one of the raptor experts on site, we may spot Cooper’s Hawk, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, American Kestrel, or Northern Harrier, as well as many more fall migrants. Although this trip is free, space is limited, so RSVP soon! (see below. One spot per young birder; this event is open to bird lovers under 18 and their chaperones.)

When: October 28th, 2017 9:30am – 12:00pm 

Where: CEDAR GROVE ORNITHOLOGICAL STATION N812 Marine Drive, Cedar Grove, WI At the intersection of Sauk Trail Rd. and Amsterdam Rd, take Amsterdam Rd. east towards the lake. Just before Amsterdam Park, take a left on Marine Drive. Take Marine Drive north until you cross a little bridge, then the station will be the only driveway on the left. 

What to Bring: Layers of Warm Clothes! CGORS is right near the lake Michigan shoreline, so this trip may get chilly. Bring sturdy walking shoes. Gloves, a coat, and a hat are recommended. Bring a snack or sack lunch, as food will not be available. Bring a camera and/or binoculars if you have them, and as always, a positive attitude! (Ryan will have extra water and two extra binoculars available).

***This free trip is full. Email wisconsinyoungbirdersclub@gmail.com to register your 10-18 year old for the event WAIT LIST. Members on the wait list will be notified by email before 7:00pm on Thursday, October 26th if a space becomes available. ***