OWBC: Cedar Grove Ornithology Reserve

June 12 @ 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Ozaukee Washington Bird Coalition Cedar Grove Ornithology Reserve at Lac Lawrann & on Zoom

“The History, Research, Thrills and Surprise Findings at the Cedar Grove Ornithological Research Station” by station manager Danny Erickson. The western shore of Lake Michigan has long been known to concentrate birds of prey during their annual southward migration each Fall. To study this movement, scientists long ago established the Cedar Grove Ornithological Research Station, the longest continuing raptor banding operation in North America, to band migrating raptors and track avian migratory trends. Erickson will discuss CGORS history, the thrills of raptor migration and the exciting research findings helping us to better understand and conserve raptors in the western Great Lakes region.

Erickson is a bird banding biologist from Wauwatosa, where his interest in nature and biology led him to study wildlife ecology at UW-Madison. He has learned from many skilled raptor researchers at Hawkwatch International, The Peregrine Fund, Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory, and Mackinac Straits Raptor Watch. Since 2021, Danny has overseen CGORS’ raptor count and banding operations each fall.

This program is offered in-person and virtually.

If joining in person, meet at Lac Lawrann Conservancy in West Bend (address below).

Ages 18+ | Free to attend

Pre-registration required by June 12 at 12:00 pm (noon).

Register though Lac Lawrann   Join on Zoom

June 12 @ 7:00 pm 8:30 pm

300 Schmidt Rd
West Bend, WI 53090 United States

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