Heckrodt Birding Club
There is no fee to attend meetings. Some outings may have entry fees for various properties. Club membership is $10/year. All membership fees are tax deductible and support HWR Birding Club activities.
Meeting: February 4, 2020; 6:30 PM, in Nature Center. The Art of Falconry.. Presenter Frank Uzjadowski.
Outing: Saturday Feb. 15. Snowy Owls and other Winter Birds. Meet at HWR Parking Lot at 8 AM (until 2:30 PM)
Special February Program
Saturday February 22, 2020; 1-2 PM. The Science & Mystery of Feathers presented by Aves Wildlife Alliance at Heckrodt Nature Center. Heckrodt Birding Club is collaborating to pay for this presentation. HBC members with paid 2020 membership dues get in free – please fill out an advanced registration form noting your HBC membership. Other attendees pay $5/person (must be paid in advance). Space is limited for this live bird presentation.
Meeting: March 3, 2020, Bird House Building. Bring tools – hammer, screwdriver, safety glasses. Cost to build each house TBD Presenter – TBD
Outing: Saturday, March 28. Goose Pond and other Madison area birding . Meet at HWR parking lot at 7:30 AM until 3 PM.
Meeting: April 7, 2020 6:30 PM in nature center. Birding in the Grasslands of NE Wisconsin. Presenter: Noah Nei (UW Green Bay)
Outing: Saturday April 25, 2020; Woodland Dunes/Manitowoc Lakefront. Meet at Heckrodt Parking Lot at 7:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Meeting: May 5, 2020. 6:30 PM in the nature center. Wild Flowers by Ross Mueller.
Outing 1: Saturday May 2, 2020; Horicon Marsh. Meet at Heckrodt Parking lot at 7:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Outing 2 Tuesday May 5, 2020 Heckrodt Bird/Flower Hike, Hike Leader – Tracey Koenig; Meet at the Nature Center at 4:30 PM – 6:15 PM
Outing 3:Tuesday May 12, 2020. Van Patton Road Area. Meet at Heckrodt Parking Lot at 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Outing 4: Tuesday May 19, 2020. High Cliff Bird Hike. Meet at High Cliff on Lime Kiln Trails at 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Outing 5: Tuesday May 26, 2020. Bubolz Nature Center. Meet at Bubolz at 5:30 PM = 7:30 PM
Outing 6: Saturday May 30, 2020. Necedah wildlife area & others. Meet at Heckrodt parking lot at 7:30 AM – 2:30 PM.
Meeting: June 2, 2020, 6:30 PM in the nature center; Birds and other wildlife found while on an African Safari. Presenter: Todd Ward.
Outing 1: Tuesday June 9, 2020. Manitowoc lakefront. Meet at Heckrodt parking lot at 4:30 PM – 8:30 PM.
Outing 2: Saturday June 13, 2020. UWGB trails & Ken Ueuers Nature Area. Meet at Heckrodt Parking Lot at 7:30 AM – 2:30 PM.
Special June Program
June 27, 2020, 8 AM – 12 PM @ Heckrodt Wetland Reserve. Beginning Birder Basics Fee: $25/adult, $8/child Program leaders: Mike and Mary Kloepping
Are you new to birdwatching or want a review of birding basics? Learn the basics in this class including equipment, how to spot birds, how to keep track of birds you have seen, and some favorite local birding spots. Then head out on the trail at Heckrodt Wetland Reserve to put you new skills to use. There will be binoculars available to borrow if you need to. Note: This class is offered by the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin. You must become a member of the NRF and register at https://www.wisconservation.org/field-trips/. Registration is available in late March 2020
Meeting: No meeting this month
Outing: Saturday July 18, 2020. International Crane Foundation. Meet at Heckrodt parking lot at 7:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Meeting: August 4, 2020 Wisconsin Purple Martin Association at 6:30 PM in the nature center. Presenter Dick Nicolai.
Outing: Saturday August 15, 2020. Forest Beach Bird Conservancy. Meet at Heckrodt parking lot at 7:30 AM – 2:30 PM.
Meeting: September 1, 2020 6:30 PM in the nature center. Pheasants Forever (TBD)
Outing: Saturday September 19. Bay Beach and Green Bay Area. Meet at Heckrodt Parking lot at 7:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Meeting: October 6, 2020 6:30 PM in the nature center. Helping Birds Survive the Winter. Speaker not confirmed.
Outing: Saturday October 10, 2020. East side of Lake Winnebago. Meet at Heckrodt parking lot at 7:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Meeting: November 3, 2020 6:30 PM in the nature center. Bird banding and tracking. Presenter: Tom Meyers.
Outing: Saturday November 14, 2020. Appleton Area Birding. Meet at Heckrodt parking lot at 7:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Meeting – December 1, 2020. Holiday Potluck 5:30 PM in the nature center. Please note earlier start time. Bring a dish or two to pass. Bring your own table service and drink. (Note: styrofoam containers are prohibited at the Nature Center. Please plan accordingly).
Outing:Saturday December 12, 2020. Christmas Bird Count. Count birds at Heckrodt and the Menasha Conservancy. Meet at Heckrodt parking lot at 7:30 AM
Outing: January 1, 2021. New Year start to the birding year! Meet at Heckrodt parking lot at 7:30 AM.