Northwoods Birding Festival - 13th Annual
- $40.00 - Member
- $50.00 - General Public
- $20.00 - Students and Youth under 18
- $15.00 - Friday only
To volunteer to bring appetizers, snacks, dessert, or help in the kitchen follow this link
Download the Festival Guide for details and descriptions of field trips and presentations.
Festival Schedule at a Glance:
Download the Detailed Schedule
Friday, May 12th
5:00pm - 6:00pm Welcome Reception
6:00pm - 7:00pm Evening Presentation
Saturday, May 13th
6:30am - 7:30am Sunrise Warbler Walks
6:30am - 12:00pm Bird Banding
8:00am - 11:30am Field Trips
11:30am - 12:15pm Lunch
12:15pm - 1:00pm Keynote Presentation
1:15pm - 2:10pm Concurrent Session 1
2:20pm 3:15pm Concurrent Session 2
3:15pm 4:00pm Closing
About the Keynote Presentation:
"Attracting Bluebirds to Your Yard or Natural Area"
Speaker: Pat Ready, President of the Bluebird Restoration Association of Wisconsin (BRAW)
This presentation will cover what you need to know to attract bluebirds to your yard or a natural area. Learn nest box requirements, habitat type and methods that will help you attract bluebirds. Other cavity nesters will be briefly covered also.
About the Friday Night Presentation:
“Beyond the Fence Line: How Landscape Ecology can Inform Habitat Management Decisions”
Speaker: Scott Walter, Ruffed Grouse Society Western Great Lakes Regional Wildlife Biologist
One of the primary reasons individuals own land is to enjoy wildlife. Engaged landowners also pursue habitat enhancement as a means of improving the quantity and/or quality of habitat that's available to their favorite wildlife species. It is often difficult, however, to achieve population-level benefits for target wildlife species unless landowners understand, and embrace, how wildlife populations are influenced by the interspersion of habitat across a landscape. Understanding how landscape influences wildlife populations is complex, but exciting, and can bring new insight to your appreciation of Wisconsin's wildlife resources, and result in new approaches to habitat management in your area. Scott Walter, former UDNR Upland Wildlife Ecologist and current Ruffed Grouse Society Western Great Lakes Regional Wildlife Biologist, will review landscape habitat management strategies and current projects supporting Wisconsin's Ruffed and Sharp-tailed Grouse.
Questions? Call the Discovery Center at 1-877-543-2085.
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