Bird Walk at Wisconsin Point:
When: Saturday, May 14, 7:30 - 9:30am
Location: Wisconsin Point; meet at Lot 4
Leaders: Jeff Davis, Duluth Audubon President, assisted by ornithologist, and founding FOLSR board member and our first Chair, Pat Collins.
Overview: We will be focusing on sighting spring migrants in the varied habitat of Wisconsin Point. We will explore the bay side of the point, the beach, and then walk along the Point through the woods. Optionally, we may go out to the shipping channel at the end of the Point. We will meet at Lot 4, introduce each other, orient everyone to the walk, and proceed from there. FOLSR will have a limited supply of binoculars and spotting scopes with tripods for those who don't have their own. Note that Lot 4 has an accessible ramp that provides a comfortable platform with a wonderful view of the beach area. We are happy to facilitate those who need mobility assistance.
Celebration of World Migratory Bird Day:
When: Saturday, May 14, 10:00 - 11:30
Location: Confluence Room, Lake Superior Estuarium, 3 Marina Dr, Superior, WI, 54880
Leaders: Sharon Moen, ornithologist and FOLSR Chair and Mike Koutnik FOLSR Acting Chair Elect
Overview: This Family-oriented event celebrates World Migratory Bird Day, an international series of local events that engage people in the wonders and fascination of migrating birds. These amazing creatures travel sometimes great distances in the course of their annual cycles of migration. We will start with a recorded talk by Tom Prestby, Wisconsin Conservation Manager for Audubon Great Lakes. Tom helps coordinate a major project in the St. Louis River Estuary that involves a number of local partners, including the Lake Superior Reserve. The project is a significant effort to improve habitat for birds in the Estuary. Tom's talk will be followed by a series of fun and interesting bird-related videos. Attendees are also free to visit the Estuarium itself which has wonderful exhibits on the St. Louis River Estuary, and its natural and cultural history. We will also set up two stations near the Estuarium where attendees can learn about local birds and view birds around Barkers Island. We will have a limited supply of binoculars and spotting scopes for use by attendees. And we will have light snacks and beverages available in the Confluence Room.