Grab your binoculars, bring a fellow bird enthusiast and experience the sights, sounds and natural beauty of birds in peak spring migration to Horicon Marsh. Come to the largest fresh water cattail marsh in the United States where the Horicon Marsh Bird Club will host the 19thannual Bird Festival, May 6 to 9. From the backyard birder to the world traveler, four days of adventure awaits by boat, bus and bicycle at Horicon Marsh. Don’t forget to bring the kids! There will be plenty to keep them busy as well.
For the early morning birder, First Light Birding offers a glimpse of the birds at sunrise or there is the Screeches, Squawks, and Squeals of the Marsh at sunset. Throughout the Festival, the Horicon National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, Marsh Haven Nature Center and Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center will be a buzz with interactive displays, programs, and opportunities for viewing birds at their observation areas. This is a family friendly event.
To plan your birding adventure, visit www.horiconmarshbirdclub.com and click on the Bird Festival link for complete list of events, descriptions and registration information or contact Wildlife Educator Liz Herzmann at 920-387-7893. Many tours require advanced registration and fees so register early as they fill up early.