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
Richard Bong Recreation Area: Grasslands, Pollinators, and Birds
Thurs., July 25, 7 am – 1 pm
This 4,515-acre state park is an Important Bird Area (IBA) that boasts a huge variety of birds, pollinators, insects, and native plants. You’ll also find a mixture of habitats—grasslands with some remnant of restored prairie as well as numerous wetlands and a spattering of woodlands, making it a great place to see a variety birds, such as Great Egret, Sandhill Crane, and Great Blue Heron. July is also a great time to see grassland birds such as Bobolinks.
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.