14006 Discovery Lane • Manitowish Waters, WI 54545 • 877-543-2085

Bird Club Outings

Breeding Bird Trail

birding trail2The Discovery Center Bird Club developed and sponsored a 22-Station Breeding Bird Trail along the Discovery Center’s 12-mile trail system. Signs are dispersed throughout, highlighting Wisconsin birds known to breed in or near that exact spot.

View Bird Trail Signs

Bird Club Outings

The Bird Club welcomes all to its activities.
Contact the Discovery Center to sign up for details via weekly Bird Club e-mail.

MEETINGS: Are held at the Bobcat Cabin at the Discovery Center unless otherwise noted **

Mon. MAY 1, 2017. 6:00 PM Business mtg. 7:00 PM. Program: "Little Trees Need Hugs Too" - a discussion of the link between active forest management and wildlife diversity by Scott Walter, President & Regional Wildlife Biologist. Ruffed Grouse Society and American Woodcock of WI.      **First Meeting of Season Social Hour**  5:00PM: Pizza, veggies & drinks will be provided so members can visit & get reacquainted!.  NLDC Lodge.

Mon. June 5, 2017!! Alert!! No Business meeting. Session begins at  7:00 PM with Program:  "Golden-winged Warbler Geolocator Research" by Amber Roth, Assistant Professor of Forest Wildlife Mgmt., U of Maine.     ** Minocqua Public Library.**

Mon. July 10, 2017. 6:00 PM. Business Mtg.  7:00 PM. "Iron County Lakes and Loon Research Project." by Zack Wilson, Iron Co. Land & Water Conservation Specialist. ** Mercer Community Center** (Bird Club members are invited to participate  in a guided loon research Canoe Trip on Grand Portage Lake, Mercer at 4:00 PM--Limited space available).

Mon. August 7, 2017. 5:00 PM. Annual Membership Meeting and Picnic/Social. (no presentation-more details TBA). **Manitowish Waters Lions Club Building**

Mon. September 11,2017. 6:00 PM. Business Meeting. 7:00 PM. "Who Cooks for You? Tracking Barred Owls with Radio Telemetry" by Tom Nichols, retired Wildlife Biologist, USFS and Co Director with his spouse of the Fifield Nature Center, Fifield, WI. Tom helped pioneer wildlife radio-tracking methods and was the first to use an automatic radio-tracking system to study the ecology of Barred Owls. Discovery Center Lodge, if available or Bobcat Cabin.

Mon. October 2, 2017. 6:00 PM. Business Meeting. 7:00 PM. "Owl Pellet Discovery" by Discovery Center  Naturalist, Licia Johnson. Hands on dissecting of owl pellets to discover an owl's diet! Bobcat Cabin.


**NOTICE: Regular Monthly meetings will no longer be held between (and including) November and April. Also there will not be an offical Winter Social.



For Further information contact Thurs. Outings Coordinator, Donna Roche: p-lanz@hotmail.com or 715-588-3344 (Thurs. Mornings contact Donna [cell] @ 715-892-5847) unless another person is specified for individual trip.



Thurs. July 6, 2017 - Thunder Lake Wildlife Area (Three Lakes). Meet at TLWA Parking Lot (on Rice Lake Rd) at 8:00 A.M. *To Carpool: meet at Woodruff Public parking lot at NE Side of Hwy. 51/ 47 intersection prior to 7:00 A.M.* **Let Donna know if plan to carpool**

Thurs. July 13, 2017. 7:00 A.M. Van Vliet State Natural Area (Bird Survey with State DNR Intern)

Thurs. July 20, 2017.  7:00 A.M.  Kayak/Canoe on Presque Isle River.

Thurs.  July 27, 2017.  7:00 A.M. Bearskin Trail, Nokomis Area.

Thurs.  August 3, 2017.  7:00 A.M.  Discovery Center trail or an area 'school trail'.

Thurs. August 11,2017.  7:00 AM Powell Marsh Vista.

Thurs. August 17, 2017. 4:00 P.M." Evening in Minocqua" Meet in Public parking lot next to the Minocqua Post Office. First hour will be @ the parking area/entrance to Bearskin Trail. Then we will walk about the town, look for chimney swifts entering their roost, possible nighthawks migrating through the area, etc. We will end at 7 - 7:30 P.M. Bring snacks or portable supper for yourself or to share tailgate style.

Thurs. August 24, 2017. 7:00 A.M. Rainbow Flowage/Lake Tomahawk.

Thurs. August 31, 2017. 7:00 A.M. North Lakeland Discovery Center Trails.

Thurs. September 7, 2017. 7:00 A.M. The Marshall Wildlife Conservation Area. (Confirmed date)

Fri. & Saturday, September 8 & 9. Overnight trip to Green Bay Area. Fri. afternoon will visit L.H. Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve in Suamico, WI.  Sat. we will join WSO Fall Warbler Field Trip at 7:00 A.M. at the Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary off I-43, Exit 187 (Webster Ave.) Call or email Carne for more details.