Spring Bird Walk

May 7, 2024

06:00 pm - 07:30 pm

W6488 County Road GI, Shady Maple Interpretive Trail at Goose Island County Park
Stoddard, 54658

Event Website

(608) 779-2391

In celebration of World Migratory Bird Day and the Refuge’s 100th Anniversary this year, join refuge staff and partners on a bird identification walk through the floodplain forest! We’ll walk one mile or less during this FREE, informal program. We often see many birds close by and our pace will be more of a bird “crawl”!

Please help us make this a good experience for all participants by leaving pets at home. Registration is NOT required but parking spaces may fill up. A limited number of binoculars will be available to borrow on a first-come, first-served basis.

Where: The Shady Maple Interpretive Trail at Goose Island County Park: W6488 County Road GI, Stoddard, WI 54658. The trailhead is located off of the first road on the left as you drive into the park. Please parallel park along the edge of the road and please leave as much room as possible for other visitors.

When: Tues. May 7, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Bird walks take place rain or shine but may be cancelled if there’s a high probability of thunderstorms or heavy rain. We’ll be walking along a mostly flat, unpaved trail through the woods. Please bring insect protection and your own drinking water. Ticks may be out at this time of year.

World Migratory Bird Day events take place across our community and across the world to raise awareness for the need to conserve migratory birds and their habitats. This year’s theme is “protect insects, protect birds.” Learn more on our national website: https://www.fws.gov/…/202…/world-migratory-bird-day-2024