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Winter 2015-6 NEWSLETTER and other Audubon newsletters now available
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Birds in Art
Thru November 28
Leigh Yawkey Art Museum, Wausau
“Long venerated for embodying freedom, grace, and beauty in flight, birds continually provide
creative inspiration to exceed limits of earthbound human existence…When talented artists from
throughout the world strive to be among those chosen for the internationally renowned Birds
in Art exhibition, the resulting depictions are breathtaking. The 40th annual exhibition celebrates
avian marvels through fresh interpretations in original paintings, sculptures, and graphics.”


Dec 3
Just Fare Market
Audubon Shopping Night

Fond du Lac County Audubon is partnering
with Just Fare Market to promote Fair Trade and
provide some funding for our local education and
conservation projects.
Just Fare Market will donate
15% of total sales during those hours to our local
Audubon. This is an opportunity for you to find
some unique, affordable, and quality holiday gifts or
to stock up on some gourmet items for your pantry
while supporting Fond du Lac County Audubon.
Fair Trade is a direct and cooperative business
approach that supports farmers and craftspeople in
developing countries by paying a living wage and
providing safe working conditions. One of the main
principles of Fair Trade is that environmentally
sustainable practices are used in producing products.

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Wednesday, December 9, 7 pm
Horicon Marsh Management
MPTC, Room O-104
Migratory birds need a variety of habitats for
feeding, courtship, and nesting. Many other
species of wildlife also benefit from prescribed
fire, water level management and invasive
species control at Horicon Marsh. Join Erin
Railsback from the
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to learn more.

Santa’s Workshop for the Birds
Saturday, December 12, 1–3 pm
Come enjoy an afternoon of cookies, cocoa,
and creativity, while constructing a bird house or a
feeder. Learn about proper nest box maintenance
and bird feeding. Bring a child!

Christmas Bird Count
The nation's longest-running citizen science bird project fuels Audubon science year-round
More info:

Fond du Lac count:  December 19, Jeff Baughman coordinator
Rosendale Count:  December 20, Kerry Sehloff & Lori Inderdahl, coordinators
Dundee Count:  December 27, Bill Volkert coordinator
Count circle is 15 miles in diameter, circle is divided into sections which are assigned.

Flying for the DNR
Wednesday, January 13, 7 pm
MPTC, Room O-104
Join Beverly Paulan to hear about her adventures
combining love of nature with flying.
Expect some humor and stunning aerial photography.
Beverly comments, “…how I get to see really cool stuff
and manage not to crash.”

Santa’s Workshop for the Birds
Saturday, December 12, 1–3 pm
Come enjoy an afternoon of cookies, cocoa,
and creativity, while constructing a bird house or a
feeder. Learn about proper nest box maintenance
and bird feeding. Bring a child!

Annual Audubon Bird Seed Sale

A limited amount of Audubon bird seed is available for drive-up
purchase. Our high quality mixes do not contain fillers.
Note: Orders still available for most mixes. Call now.
To place an order
contact Lori at 960-7930 or
Info Here

From the Chapter President:
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Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas eBird portal
Have you observed a Great Horned Owl on a nest already this year? How about an incubating Bald Eagle? Prairie-chickens dancing? Ravens nest building? With the Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas eBird portal now live ( this is your chance to contribute the project's first field data by entering these sightings and other early-season breeding behaviors.

To assist you we've developed the following step-by-step tutorial for entering Incidental observations such as those often made early in the year before prime atlasing season begins.

Look for additional tutorials on Traveling counts, complete checklists, and other atlas topics in the weeks and months ahead!

Ryan Brady
WBCI Bird Monitoring Coordinator - Bureau of Wildlife Management
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources


Bird City - Fond du Lac - Year 3: Sustained Flight
Fond du Lac will hold the city's IMBD events on May 2-3; click here for details
more info on Bird City here

Explore the world of birds with Audubon’s completely re-imagined website: You’ll find the stunning photographs that you’ve come to expect from Audubon magazine along with a wealth of web-exclusive material.

Thank You to Photographers
See the beautiful work of photographers Elizabeth A.
W. Ahlborn,
Gretchen Steele, and Joel
Nisleit in our newsletter, and
visit them online to see more of their photography!

Membership Renewal
Support the Fond du Lac County Audubon Society by renewing through our local chapter. Click here.

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