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Great Lakes Birding
July 29, 2019 @ 6:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Great Lakes region is the host for the 2019 Audubon Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Bordered by the funneling effects of the Great Lakes and at the convergence of the Atlantic and Mississippi flyways, our region provides critical habitat for more than 350 diverse bird species.
“One of my favorite things about working at Audubon is the many opportunities I get to enjoy bird walks. At this year’s convention, Wisconsin chapters have thoughtfully curated amazing field trips for you to enjoy.” – Rebeccah Sanders, Senior Vice President, States National Audubon Society
Madison Audubon Faville Grove Wildlife Sanctuary
Mon., July 29, 6 am – 1 pm
Learn about the restoration of this important landscape, its historical context, and the plants and animals that inhabit this southeastern Wisconsin glacial plain. More than 600 native plant species have been recorded onsite, and about 100 bird species breed on the 1,000+ acres that Faville Grove Sanctuary helps manage. From federally threatened Eastern Prairie White-Fringed Orchids to state endangered Silphium Borer Moths and state threatened Henslow’s Sparrows, Faville Grove is truly a sanctuary for a diverse and rebounding array of natural wonders.
Each one of these field trips showcases the very best that our region has to offer. No matter which trip you choose, you won’t be disappointed. To learn more about the convention, register and sign-up for one of the amazing field trips mentioned, please visit: audubonconvention.org.