Photograph by Ted Thousand c 1990, Sauk City, WI
The Sauk Prairie Birdathon is Coming! Saturday May 4th
Members of the Ferry Bluff Eagle Council will be out on May 4th to see how many bird species they can spot in one 24-hr day. Their goal is to count 100 different species of birds in the Sauk Prairie area.
The Birdathon is the concluding event of Sauk Prairie Migratory Bird Week. It starts with
Migratory Bird Day on Saturday, April 27. Bird watching stations will be set up at VFW Park
and the Lueders Road Canoe Launch from 7:00 – 11:00 a.m. Experienced birders will be
on hand to help with spotting and identifying birds. The VFW site will feature children’s activities
and the Lueders Road site will feature tips on attracting birds to backyards, cats indoors and preventing window strikes.
The week then concludes with the Sauk Prairie Birdathon, a community-wide birdathon for raising
funds and awareness for our area’s birds.
Community members are encouraged to join the Sauk Prairie Bird City Team online at
wibirdathon.org. Collect $25 or more in pledges and spend any part of May 4 birding within village limits or the area between the river and the bluffs to the east of town.
Half of the proceeds from our Birdathon will benefit statewide bird conservation efforts and
half will support local bird projects. Ideas include a chimney swift tower, bird educational materials
and training for area teachers and youth leaders, a demonstration area for attracting birds and
butterflies with native plants, and signage for a self-guided birdwatching trail along the river, as well
as statewide bird conservation initiatives that enhance the work of our local conservation groups.
Please help us make this Birdathon a success by pledging to our Team, with either a per species amount or a set donation. A $0.25 per species pledge would be a $25 donation if we find 100 species.
You can make a pledge directly to our team by going to http://www.wibirdathon.org/nrfw. Search on "Bird City - Sauk Prairie"