Date: 4/27/18 9:50 am From: Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat...> Subject: [wisb] Two Milwaukee area Bird Walks for May and one for June
*Hosted by Wisconsin Metro Audubon Society* *Saturday, May 5 at 9am at Forest Home Cemetery: * Meet at the main entrance on Forest Home Ave. for a walk led by Bill Holton. Last year, we spotted a Red-headed woodpecker and nesting Bluebirds, proving there can be nature any where in the city. We also saw many sparrows and a pair of Eastern Towhees, plus more expected birds like Downy Woodpeckers, crows, etc. Who knows what we will see this year?! *Address*: 2405 W Forest Home Ave in Milwaukee.
*Saturday, May 12 at 8am at Seminary Woods: * This is our most popular event each year. If you’ve never birded Seminary Woods, be sure to join us this year! In May, we always find several warbler, thrush, and vireo species. Walking over to the adjacent grasslands might allow for looks at an Eastern Meadowlark, various sparrow species and more warblers, too! Meet at Jacob’s Well (Former FIXX Coffee House at 3558 E Sivyer Ave, just north of Packard and Howard) at 7:30am OR in the parking lot by the fields behind the Cousins Center at 8am. *Address:*
*Saturday, June 2nd: Late Spring Migrants Walk at Bender Park*
Bender Park is a place that many are not familiar with. If you’ve never explored this large park in Oak Creek, this walk is a good opportunity to learn about the hotspots. We’ve seen cuckoos and grassland birds like Bobolinks and Dickcissels during most years. These birds, plus Willow Flycatchers, Eastern Kingbirds, Savannah, Field and Clay-colored Sparrows nest at Bender Park, and sometimes meadowlarks are present. We might also choose to explore the new Lake Vista Park just north of Bender. These locations can make for exciting birding! *We will meet at 8am in the gravel lot just inside the entrance to the Park where 4503 E Ryan Rd dead ends. You can easily search for the park via Google Maps.*