International Migratory Bird Day Celebration

Event Category: Community Event

  • Friday, June 2nd…
    5:30pm – Guest Speaker Elise Schuler from the Raptor Education Group, Inc.
    followed by…
    A fun family movie “A Birder’s Guide to Everything”
    Adults: $15. Students: $10. Under 13: Free

    Saturday Morning, June 3rd … events will be held at the Thunder Lake Wildlife Area, located approximately 1.0 mile north of Three Lakes on Hwy 45 at Rice Lake Road. All events are Free. These family oriented activities will begin with …
    an early morning “Bird Walk” with Bill Lamon from 7:30 to 8:30 am …
    a “Bird Banding Demonstration” by expert bander, Bruce Bacon, from 9:00 to 10:00 am …
    and a “Wild Flower Walk” with botanist and outdoorsman, Les Anderson, from 10:00 to 11:00 am.
    Saturday Afternoon

    1:00 to 2:30pm …Kid’s Art Project – “Paint a Birdhouse” at Three Lakes Center for the Arts (kids 10 & under will require adult supervision)

    From 1:00 to 2:00 pm … a free presentation at the Three Lakes Center for the Arts Theater, “The Miracle of Wings” by Tamarak Song, founder of Teaching Drum Outdoor School, wildlife conservationist and author of numerous books. This is a must see presentation for all bird lovers. Tamarak will share his life-long study of birds, their anatomy and individual adaptations that ensure their ability to thrive. Learn how birds fly … the differences of wing and body structure between predator birds versus prey … how to “read” bird feathers … how owls fly with absolute silence while stalking their prey. Tamarak will show you his vast collection of preserved bird wings … and use them to demonstrate his points … how extremely light actual wings are … and tell you why different birds have different shaped wings … and much more. You will leave the presentation with a new appreciation for how wonderful birds really are.
    From 3:00 to 4:00 pm … “Biking for Birds on the Three Eagle Trail” with Hanna Panci who is an avid cyclist and birding enthusiast. Enjoy an easy-going bike ride with frequent stops to observe birds, flowers and our beautiful scenery along the trail. Great for the whole family. Bring your bike to the departure point at Potrykus Family Dentistry parking lot, 858 Superior Street on the western edge of town.

    “International Migratory Bird Day is designed to raise awareness of the importance of migratory birds and wildlife that we are so fortunate to have around us here in the Northwoods. We have planned a broad agenda that will be informative and fun for the whole family. All events are for bird and nature enthusiasts of all levels,” said Bill Lamon, IMBD Chairman. “We are confident that you will leave the weekend’s activities with a new appreciation of what we can all do to protect bird habitat and foster bird conservation.”

    For event details, contact Bill at 715-891-5084 or Nicolet Bird Club of Three Lakes on Facebook.