Winter Birding with Audubon


     Join us on Saturday, February 8th, as we search for overwintering birds at two local area hotspots. We’ll start out at Jefferson Park in Menasha at 9:30 a.m. searching for eagles and waterfowl. Then we will meet at Heckrodt Wetland Reserve to look for woodland and backyard visitors, including nuthatches, finches, and woodpeckers.

     Please dress for the weather and bring your binoculars if you have them. This outing is free and open to the public.

     Directions to Jefferson Park: From Highway 41, take Highway 10 East/Highway 441. Take the Racine Street exit to the right and follow Racine Street south for approximately 1 mile. Turn left on 3rd Street. Continue on 3rd Street for approximately three blocks, then turn right to continue along 3rd Street. Turn right on Konemac Street. At the four-way stop, continue straight to the parking area. There is also additional parking available east of Konemac Street, with access from 3rd Street.

     Directions to Heckrodt Wetland Reserve from Jefferson Park: Follow Konemac Street to the north. Turn right on Highway 114 (Plank Rd). Continue approximately half a mile. The reserve will be on the right side.

Photo of White-breasted Nuthatch, courtesy of Kelli Bahls.


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Janet Wissink

Janet Wissink is currently president of Winnebago Audubon, chair of Oshkosh Bird Fest planning committee, and co-coordinator of Project SOAR (Snowy Owl Airport Rescue). She loves bird watching, prairies and exploring the natural world.

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