Horicon Marsh Bird Festival - Virtual Program

Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 11:00am

Horicon, WI 53032

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Horicon Marsh Bird Club invites birders of all skill levels – as well as anyone who enjoys the great outdoors – to the 24th Annual Horicon Marsh Bird Festival (May 7th-9th, 2021). This weekend-long event provides family-friendly activities and educational experiences designed to showcase Horicon Marsh’s role as an important habitat for birds and wildlife.

Schedule of Events:

11:00 am: Virtual program, Live Birds of Prey with Renee Wahlen. Zoom. Registration required. Limit 100.

Wild Birds of Prey (Virtual program)

Have you ever wanted to see a hawk or owl up close? This program will introduce some of Wisconsin’s raptors through a photo presentation, mounted specimens, and LIVE birds. These are educational birds and cannot be returned to the wild due to a variety of permanent injuries. The particular live birds may vary by program, but may include a Red-tailed Hawk, American Kestrel, Great Horned Owl, Eastern Screech Owl, Barred Owl or Turkey Vulture.  

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7:00 pm: Virtual program with Renee Wahlen. Stories from a Bird Lady. Zoom. Registration required. Limit 100.

Stories from The Bird Lady (Virtual program)

Hear the story behind the recently published book, “Stories from the Bird Lady,” during this book talk program by Marsh Haven Nature Center director, Renee Wahlen.  This 204-page book is a compilation of articles written over a 30-year period by raptor rehabilitator Barbara Harvey. The creation of the book was a four-year project that Renee started at the request of Barbara before her passing in 2016. This program will give a little history about Barbara Harvey and her work with the birds, the development of the book, a reading of Renee’s favorite story from the book, and a Q & A session.

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