Friday, January 5, 2018

Next event...Saturday, January 20


Saturday, January 20

8:30 am


Join us at Timshel Cafe in Neenah for breakfast, then we will bird nearby areas.


Thursday, November 9, 2017

Events in 2017

2017 Birding Events

Pileated Woodpecker
Saturday, January 21 at 8:30 a.m. - Breakfast and Birding - Meet at the WeatherVane Restaurant in Menasha and then bird nearby open water.

Sunday, February 26 at 8:30 a.m. - Join us at Timshel Cafe in Neenah.  We will eat and then bird in nearby areas.

Friday, February 17 - Monday, February 20 - Great Backyard Bird Count

Saturday, March 25th at 8:30 a.m. Meet at Pilora's for breakfast and then birding for early migrants.

Saturday, April 22 at 8 a.m.  Birding for migrants. Meet at the Wiouwash Trail parking lot at the intersection of Westwind Rd. and Lake Butte des Morts Dr.

Saturday, May 6 - Oshkosh Birdfest!

Saturday, May 13 - May Bird Count

Saturday, September 16 - September Bird Count

Sunday, October 8 - Meet at Big Apple Bagels in Oshkosh at 8 am for breakfast then we will bird the Sheldon Nature Area.

Sunday, November 5 - Meet at Primos in Oshkosh at 8 am for breakfast then birding Lake Winnebago, carp pond, and more.

Sunday, Dec. 17 - Christmas Bird Count


Screech Owl





Saturday, November 9, 2013

Snow Geese



Photos of Snow Geese that have been seen on the west side of Oshkosh since the last week of October.
(pictures from Jim Rudolph, Thanks Rudy!)

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Snowy Egret

Snowy Egret at Green Valley Road Ponds (second year in a row)

Sunday, January 20, 2013


Oshkosh Christmas Bird Count
December 15, 2012

Observers:  22
Location: Fifteen-mile diameter area, center at the intersection of US 41 & 21, Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
Sky: Cloudy with light rain all day.
Wind: SE 8-13 mph.
Temperature: +41 to +43 F.
Ground: 0 inch of snow.
Water: Lakes, rivers and streams open with a few frozen spots.
Hours: 07:00 to 18:00
Total Party Hours: 94.0 (38.0 car, 6.0 foot, 50.0 feeders)
Total Party Miles: 383.5 (380.0 car, 3.5 foot)
Total Individuals: 13,687
Total Species: 71


Canada Goose 1,327
Cackling Goose 5
Tundra Swan  9
Wood Duck 1
Gadwall 1
American Black Duck 6
Mallard 845
Northern Shoveler 2
Northern Pintail 1
Redhead 1
Ring-necked Duck 3
Scaup Species 3
Bufflehead 10
Common Goldeneye 16
Hooded Merganser 2
Common Merganser 10
Red-breasted Merganser 2
Ruddy Duck 11
Ring-necked Pheasant 1
Wild Turkey 180
Common Loon 1
Pied-billed Grebe 1
American White Pelican 1
Double-crested Cormorant 4
Great Blue Heron 1
Bald Eagle 9
Northern Harrier 4
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
Cooper's Hawk 10
Red-tailed Hawk 24
Rough-legged Hawk 2
American Kestrel 10
Peregrine Falcon 1
American Coot 4
Sandhill Crane 1
Ring-billed Gull 1,282
Herring Gull 435
Glaucous Gull 1
Large Larus Species 2,150
Rock Pigeon 368
Mourning Dove 495
Eastern Screech Owl 1
Great Horned Owl 4
Belted Kingfisher 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 9
Downy Woodpecker 29
Hairy Woodpecker 13
Blue Jay 87
American Crow 342
Horned Lark 8
Black-capped Chickadee 140
Tufted Titmouse 2
Red-breasted Nuthatch 10
White-breasted Nuthatch 41
Brown Creeper 3
Golden-crowned Kinglet 2
American Robin 6
European Starling 4,445
Cedar Waxwing 55
American Tree Sparrow 369
Song Sparrow 2
Dark-eyed Junco 108
Snow Bunting 8
Northern Cardinal 90
Red-winged Blackbird 2
Purple Finch 1
House Finch 107
White-winged Crossbill 25
Common Redpoll 16
Pine Siskin 134
American Goldfinch 139
House Sparrow 246


Seen during the count week: Northern Shrike.

Compiled by Tom Ziebell.

Monday, October 15, 2012

September Bird Count Results


WINNEBAGO COUNTY BIRD COUNT
September 15, 2012

Observers:  16
Location: Winnebago County, WI.
Sky: AM clear, PM clear.
Wind: AM: calm and PM: SW, 5-10 mph.
Temperature: +40 to +79 F.
Hours: 06:00 to 19:45
Total Party Hours: 97.75 (36.0 car, 10.75 foot, 51.0 feeder/yard)
Total Party Miles: 248.5 (242.0 car, 6.5 foot)
Total Individuals: 24,965
Total Species: 131

Canada Goose 3,410
Wood Duck 304
Gadwall 2
Mallard 922
Blue-winged Teal 30
Northern Shoveler 26
Green-winged Teal 3
Redhead 20
Ruddy Duck 23
Ring-necked Pheasant 2
Wild Turkey 64
Pied-billed Grebe 43
American White Pelican 178
Double-crested Cormorant 1,428
American Bittern 2
Great Blue Heron 34
Great Egret 62
Green Heron 5
Black-crowned Night-Heron 13
Turkey Vulture 10
Osprey 2
Bald Eagle 6
Northern Harrier 7
Cooper's Hawk 17
Broad-winged Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 24
American Kestrel 9
Merlin 1
Peregrine Falcon 2
King Rail 1
Virginia Rail 2
Sora 15
Common Moorhen 2
American Coot 7,138
Sandhill Crane 372
Black-bellied Plover 2
Semipalmated Plover 3
Killdeer 100
Spotted Sandpiper 2
Greater Yellowlegs 2
Calidris Species 50
Pectoral Sandpiper 1
Wilson’s Snipe 6
American Woodcock 1
Ring-billed Gull 2,360
Herring Gull 610
Large Larus Species 220
Caspian Tern 20
Black Tern 4
Forster’s Tern 14
Rock Pigeon 242
Mourning Dove 515
Eastern Screech Owl 3
Great Horned Owl 4
Common Nighthawk 3
Whip-poor-will 1
Chimney Swift 4
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 14
Belted Kingfisher 6
Red-bellied Woodpecker 26
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1
Downy Woodpecker 54
Hairy Woodpecker 14
Northern Flicker 54
Eastern Phoebe 5
Least Flycatcher 2
Eastern Phoebe 8
Great Crested Flycatcher 4
Eastern Kingbird 6
Warbling Vireo 3
Philadelphia Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 2
Blue Jay 158
American Crow 119
Horned Lark 12
Tree Swallow 289
Cliff Swallow 4
Barn Swallow 43
Black-capped Chickadee 86
Tufted Titmouse 2
Red-breasted Nuthatch 19
White-breasted Nuthatch 53
House Wren 8
Marsh Wren 26
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 5
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
Eastern Bluebird 48
Veery 1
Swainson's Thrush 17
Hermit Thrush 2
American Robin 179
Gray Catbird 40
European Starling 2,945
Cedar Waxwing 93
Tennessee Warbler 8
Orange-crowned Warbler 1
Nashville Warbler 5
Northern Parula 2
Yellow Warbler 4
Chestnut-sided Warbler 1
Magnolia Warbler 7
Yellow-rumped Warbler 23
Black-throated Green Warbler 12
Blackburnian Warbler 6
Pine Warbler 1
Palm Warbler 8
Bay-breasted Warbler 2
Blackpoll Warbler 2
Black and white Warbler 14
American Redstart 38
Ovenbird 1
Northern Waterthrush 4
Common Yellowthroat 19
Wilson’s Warbler 1
Canada Warbler 4
Warbler Species 15
Chipping Sparrow 12
Vesper Sparrow 2
Savannah Sparrow 17
Song Sparrow 72
Lincoln’s Sparrow 1
Swamp Sparrow 32
White-throated Sparrow 16
Northern Cardinal 51
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 25
Indigo Bunting 8
Red-winged Blackbird 934
Eastern Meadowlark 5
Common Grackle 139
Brown-headed Cowbird 9
Purple Finch 2
House Finch 82
Pine Siskin 1
American Goldfinch 196
House Sparrow 485

Compiled by Tom Ziebell.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Bird Count Results


WINNEBAGO COUNTY BIRD COUNT

MAY 19, 2012

Observers: 22
Location: Winnebago County, WI.
Sky: AM: Clear. PM: Clear.
Wind: AM: S 9-13 mph, PM: S-SE 15-29 mph.
Temperature: +55 to +88 F.
Hours: 04:00 to 20:30
Total Party Hours: 72.0 (34.5 car, 16.0 foot, 21.5 feeder/yard)
Total Party Miles: 324.0 (314.0 car, 10.0 foot)
Total Individuals: 22,192
Total Species: 174

Canada Goose 752
Wood Duck 89
Gadwall 3
American Wigeon 1
Mallard 255
Blue-winged Teal 78
Northern Shoveler 7
Green-winged Teal 3
Canvasback 1
Redhead 46
Lesser Scaup 2
Hooded Merganser 1
Ruddy Duck 12
Ring-necked Pheasant 9
Wild Turkey 18
Pied-billed Grebe 38
Red-necked Grebe 1
American White Pelican 885
Double-crested Cormorant 946
American Bittern 15
Least Bittern 15
Great Blue Heron 35
Great Egret 190
Snowy Egret 1
Cattle Egret 10
Green Heron 10
Black-crowned Night-Heron 304
Turkey Vulture 19
Osprey 11
Bald Eagle 11
Northern Harrier 10
Cooper's Hawk 12
Broad-winged Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 33
Buteo Species 5
American Kestrel 6
Peregrine Falcon 4
Virginia Rail 6
Sora 41
Common Gallinule 18
American Coot 240
Sandhill Crane 307
Black-bellied Plover 6
Semipalmated Plover 23
Killdeer 75
Black-necked Stilt* 2
Spotted Sandpiper 4
Solitary Sandpiper 32
Greater Yellowlegs 2
Lesser Yellowlegs 2
Upland Sandpiper 1
Ruddy Turnstone 11
Sanderling 22
Semipalmated Sandpiper 2
Least Sandpiper 4
White-rumped Sandpiper 3
Dunlin 4
Short-billed Dowitcher 2
Wilson’s Snipe 1
American Woodcock 2
Wilson's Phalarope 1
Bonaparte's Gull 26
Ring-billed Gull 1,668
Herring Gull 158
Large Larus Species 300
Caspian Tern 8
Black Tern 85
Common Tern 4
Forster's Tern 141
Sterna Species 6
Rock Pigeon 132
Mourning Dove 212
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1
Black-billed Cuckoo 1
Eastern Screech-Owl 1
Great Horned Owl 3
Barred Owl 1
Common Nighthawk 1
Chimney Swift 88
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 9
Belted Kingfisher 3
Red-headed Woodpecker 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 23
Downy Woodpecker 16
Hairy Woodpecker 10
Northern Flicker 20
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Olive-sided Flycatcher 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 17
Acadian Flycatcher 1
Alder Flycatcher 4
Willow Flycatcher 22
Least Flycatcher 11
Eastern Phoebe 16
Great Crested Flycatcher 34
Eastern Kingbird 42
Yellow-throated Vireo 2
Warbling Vireo 56
Red-eyed Vireo 17
Blue Jay 32
American Crow 75
Horned Lark 24
Purple Martin 168
Tree Swallow 367
N. Rough-winged Swallow 61
Bank Swallow 140
Cliff Swallow 82
Barn Swallow 354
Black-capped Chickadee 72
Tufted Titmouse 2
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 22
House Wren 85
Sedge Wren 210
Marsh Wren 1,125
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 27
Eastern Bluebird 34
Veery 4
Swainson's Thrush 1
Catharus Species 1
Wood Thrush 8
American Robin 1,046
Gray Catbird 104
Northern Mockingbird 1
Brown Thrasher 10
European Starling 1,710
American Pipit 2
Cedar Waxwing 186
Blue-winged Warbler 1
Tennessee Warbler 6
Nashville Warbler 1
Northern Parula 1
Yellow Warbler 183
Chestnut-sided Warbler 2
Magnolia Warbler 2
Cape May Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 2
Black-throated Green Warbler 1
Blackburnian Warbler 1
Pine Warbler 1
Palm Warbler 2
Bay-breasted Warbler 2
Blackpoll Warbler 7
Black-and-white Warbler 3
American Redstart 24
Ovenbird 1
Northern Waterthrush 3
Mourning Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 202
Wilson’s Warbler 8
Canada Warbler 1
Scarlet Tanager 1
Eastern Towhee 1
Chipping Sparrow 287
Clay-colored Sparrow 24
Field Sparrow 4
Vesper Sparrow 3
Savannah Sparrow 447
Grasshopper Sparrow 1
Henslow’s Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 982
Swamp Sparrow 431
Northern Cardinal 59
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 35
Indigo Bunting 44
Bobolink 100
Red-winged Blackbird 3,148
Eastern Meadowlark 29
Yellow-headed Blackbird 254
Brewer's Blackbird 3
Common Grackle 825
Brown-headed Cowbird 144
Orchard Oriole 3
Baltimore Oriole 94
House Finch 114
American Goldfinch 153
House Sparrow 720


* Documentation submitted to the Wisconsin Society for Ornithology.



Compiled by Tom Ziebell.