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.

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. May 18, 2017.  7:00 AM. Little Turtle Flowage. Meet at Ding-a-Ling Restaurant Parking Lot at intersection of HWY 51 and HWY47/182.

Monday, May 22, 2017. Birdathon- Up North Hammerheads Team. ** Please let Sarah Besadny  know ASAP if you plan to participate.** Her email:  sbesadny@gmail.com .

6:00AM. Powell Marsh Tribal spot on HWY47 North of Lac du Flambeau right near where a creek runs under the road.  If you decide to be part of the team, any birds you see in your yard or in transit on Mon. can be included. Any bird sightings that need to be added to the Teams's total should be emailed to Sarah!                                                                                    

Thurs. May 25, 2017.  7:00 AM. - Bearskin Trail (Trailhead in Harshaw

Thurs. June 1, 2017. 7:00 AM. - Presque Isle Ponds. Meet at our usual parking spot at American Legion Bldg. on Hwy "W" (Just West of Presque Isle intersection of Hwy "W" and "B".

Thurs. June 8, 2017. 7:00 AM.- Lake Tomahawk/Dove-Northland Roads with Anna Buckardt (Amber Roth's Research Assist.)

{ Friday & Sat., June 9 & 10. Mercer Bird Festival- part of Lupine Festival}

Thurs. June 15, 2017.  7:00 AM. - Willow Flowage.

Thurs. June 21, 2017 - Ashland Day Trip

Thurs. June 28, 2017 - Powell Marsh ? ? Other suggestions?? Contact Donna!

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'.