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Initial Last Name Area Available Language
R Smidt Appleton Anytime English
A few of the Birding locations within easy driving distance of the Appleton area include Horicon Marsh, the Lake Michigan shore line, and High Cliff state park, on Lake Winnegago. Many other options are detailed "Wisconsin's Favorite Bird Haunts".
J Weber Brookfield Weekend English, fluent German, OK Spanish
Milwaukee and the area has some great birding spots. Since I am a teacher I may be more available in the summer if I'm not traveling myself.
J Gulbrand Germantown Anytime English
D Panicucci Hartford Anytime English
T Collins La Crosse Anytime English
J Campell Marinette Anytime English
A Stutz Madison Weekend English
P Capobianco Madison Anytime English
M Anderson Madison Weekend English, French, competency no scientific/technical
New birder, not highly skilled, but can connect people with other birding resources.
J Peacock Madison Weekend English
Madison has lots of parks and some pretty good birding areas, particularly during migration, and it's close to a wide variety of habitats. I'm a long-term birder of average skills, and bird a great deal during the spring migration, but much less regularly the rest of the year.
C Heikkinen Madison Anytime English
Madison has some of the best birding sites in Wisconsin. Keen birder and photographer.
D Unson Madison Anytime English, some Spanish, Pilipino
Madison has some of the best birding sites in Wisconsin. Keen photographer but can leave camera behind.
A Boone Madison / Beloit Anytime with advanced notice English, some Spanish
Availability flexible with advanced notice (weekends may be preferred but I can swing 1-2 week days. Southern Wisconsin has many promising birding opportunities during all seasons and is strategically situated to access other midwestern birding locations in surrounding states. My location is easily accessible from major airline hubs in Chicago (Ohare) and Milwaukee (MKE).
Z Wilson Manitowish Waters Anytime English
The North Lakeland Discovery Center, located in Manitowish Waters, has a Bird Club that schedule weekly outings every Thursday morning, from April-December. Powell Marsh Waterfowl Area, Turtle Flambeau Flowage Scenic Waters Area, and the Northern Highlands are all great birding stops on there Thursday outings. Check out the Discovery Centers website at for more birding opportunities.
J Devereaux Milwaukee Weekend English
General Birdwatching.
Visit my website
C Dermody Milwaukee Anytime English
K Olson Ogema Weekend English
I am located right off the Timm's Hill National Trail on beautiful Hultman Lake with Stone Lake a very short distance away. Lake wildlife is in abundance.
For a preview of birds visit my flickr site


  D Parkinson Phillips, Wisconsin Anytime English
  I'm elderly, appreciate nature and wildlife, but still hunt and fish.

My wife is handicapped so we do lots of birding by car or boat any very slow walking. I don't have high pitch hearing so all birding is by sight with camera.
Spring Creek Wildlife area , Price County Fairgrounds, Solberg Lake County Park, Grassy Lake by boat only. Rural area mostly woods with small farm fields

Area Birds:
geese, many ducks, trumpeter swans, coot and lots of warblers in May and other song birds and shore wading birds, plus many deer and wood ticks

Nature: birdwatching, photography, butterflies, fishing
Travel: walking, hiking, car, biking, long walk
Visit: appreciation, shop, antique, fashion, tech
Participate: dance, country

A Sekl Plymouth Weekend English
Amateur birder, know the local hotspots in Sheboygan County and may be able to provide some general information about eastern WI. Can get you in contact with more experienced birders.
J LeSuer Racine Weekend English
R Fare Racine Anytime English
C West Richland Center Anytime English, some French
Approx. 1 hour NW of Madison Richland county area is quite a birding hotspot. We have around 200 species recorded in the county. We're 20 min from the Kickapoo Reserve, an Hour and a half from Necedah NWR and 30 min from the Spring Green preserve. I know the Richland County area like the back of my hand and know where the birds can be found and when. I have set up a website about birding in Richland County and have listed some of the best birding spots.
Here's the website
S Baughman Sheboygan Weekend English
Active birder for 31 years. Sheboygan is on the west shore of Lake Michigan, 1 hour north of Milwaukee, Wi. The Northern Unit of the Kettle Morraine State Forest is nearby. Sheboygan has a nice diversity of birding habitats within a short distance.
C Schroeder Sheboygan Anytime English
Experienced birder, Wisconsin Society for Ornithology, located near birding hotspots: Horicon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge, Lake Michigan shoreline.
S Estensen Werbster Anytime English
R Anglim West Bend Anytime English
Just retired school teacher after 34 years of teaching, computers,Webpage building,and arts. Love working outside in the garden and watching birds in my area. I am located in a Zone 4 growing area, only 30 miles away from Lake Michigan, 32 miles north of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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Local Information
Name Description
Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Wisconsin
Local weather Yahoo
Wisconsin Society for Ornithology Club
Chequamegon Bird Club Club
Aldo Leopold Audubon Society Club
Chequamegon Audubon Society Club
Coulee Region Audubon Society Club
Fond du Lac County Audubon Society Club
Gaylord Nelson Audubon Society Club
Green-Rock Audubon Society Club
Horicon Marsh Bird Club Club
Hoy Audubon Society Club
Lakeland Audubon Society Club
Madison Audubon Society Club
Milwaukee Audubon Society Club
Northeastern Wisconsin Audubon Society Club
Sheboygan County Audubon Society Club
Winnebago Audubon Society Club
Wisconsin Metro Audubon Society Club
Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership Club
Woodland Dunes Nature Center Site
Nicolet National Forest Site
Wyalusing State Park Site
Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas Atlas
Birding Hotspots around the world Sites

Last update 03/02/2014