Current & Upcoming

Global Big Day Bird Count

May 08, 2021

On your own: Saturday, May 8, anytime in this 24 hour period Last year on Global Big Day, over 50,000 birders in more than 175 countries participated in the world’s largest bird count and research project. That was 30,000 people and 15 countries more than the previous year! To be a part of this important…

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Hybrid Birding Beyond the Feeder-Bird ID & Hike

May 05, 2021 7:00PM—8:00PM

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Virtual Sessions: Wednesday, May 5 & May 12, 7-8 pmIn-person hike: Saturday, May 15, 8-10 am Wondering what bird is at your feeder or which warbler is in the woods? Via Zoom sessions on two evenings, learn basic bird identification: how to use shape, color, field marks, and more to    figure out what you…

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Virtual Intro to eBird – Every “Birdy” Counts!

Apr 13, 2021 7:00PM—8:00PM

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Virtual Session: Tuesday, April 13, 7-8 pm Find out how easy it is to discover which birds are where, enter your bird sightings, and feel good about contributing to worldwide research! There will be a live online Zoom demonstration of this bird tracking software. Have no fear – anyone can do it, even beginning birders…

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Hybrid Woodcocks, Wood Frogs, and Wine & Hike

Apr 06, 2021 7:00PM—8:00PM

Virtual Session: Tuesday, April 6, 7-8 pmIn-person hike: Saturday, April 10, 7:15-8:30 pm Wehr Nature Center is one of the few places in Milwaukee County to both view the iconic “sky dance” of the American Woodcock and hear Wood Frogs from the same spot!Join us for a Zoom presentation on April 6th about these woodland…

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Christmas Bird Count

Dec 20, 2020 9:00AM—4:00PM

Participants will go to their count site directly and practice social distancing and use of masks

Citizen Science help needed! We will be counting wintering birds at Wehr Nature Center, as well as many other sites within the southern half of Milwaukee County. You’ll meet some talented and persistent birders as we observe birds in the most important and longest-running nationwide bird count. This count contributes to long-term population trends data.

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VIRTUAL Basic Bird ID (June 9 & 16)

Jun 09, 2020 7:00PM—8:00PM

Wondering what bird is at your feeder or which warbler is in the woods? Via Zoom sessions on two evenings, learn basic bird identification: how to use shape, color, field marks, and more to figure out what you are seeing! Binocular use and field guide information will be covered, too! Registration is for both sessions on…

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VIRTUAL Basic Bird ID (May 26 & June 2)

May 26, 2020 7:00PM—8:00PM

May 26 / June 2 Basic Bird ID is FULL. Due to high demand, an additional 2-part program has been added on June 9 & 16. Click here for more info Wondering what bird is at your feeder or which warbler is in the woods? Via Zoom sessions on two evenings, learn basic bird identification:…

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Migration Madness – Round 2

Apr 26, 2020 6:00PM

This migration season Wehr will hold a contest like no other. Combining the beauty of spring bird migration with the fun of the March Madness basketball tournament, Migratory Madness will run from April 19 to May 10. Think of it as Bracketology for bird watchers. A Sweet Sixteen of migratory bird contestants will compete for…

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Global Big Day Bird Count

May 09, 2020

The count takes place all day; from 12 am to 11:59 pm – for as long as you want! Calling all birders! Count birds on the BIGGEST day in birdwatching- Global Big Day. Over 20,000 people in more than 160 countries will be counting what they see and hear for the world’s largest bird count!…

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VIRTUAL Introduction to eBird

May 06, 2020 7:00PM—8:00PM

Every “Birdy” Counts! Find out how easy it is to enter your bird sightings, check your lists, discover which birds are where, and feel good about contributing to worldwide research! There will be a live online Zoom demonstration of this bird tracking software. Have no fear – anyone can do it, even beginning birders –…

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Past | Archive

Maple Sugar Days

Mar 28, 2021 11:00AM—4:00PM

Wehr Nature Center

Maple Sugar Days

Mar 27, 2021 11:00AM—4:00PM

Wehr Nature Center

Operation Recon Nature – Adult Veterans

Mar 26, 2021 4:00PM—5:00PM

Wehr Nature Center