Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory

Events To Put On Your 2019 Calendar

Sunday, May 19, 2019: World Migratory Bird Day and Native Plant Sale

Bring your binoculars and join Observatory experts on bird hikes through Forest Beach Migratory Preserve, enjoy a live raptor show, and shop for native plants that benefit birds, Monarchs, and other pollinators.

Saturday, June 15, 2019: Treasures of Oz 

Learn how to raise a Monarch from egg to adult butterfly at the Observatory's Monarch Workshop. Attendees who have a good supply of milkweed, the only plant Monarch caterpillars can eat, will be able to adopt Monarch caterpillars.

Saturday, August 24, 2019: Monarch Tag and Release Celebration

Tour the prairie in full bloom, and watch as we tag and release Monarch butterflies for their long trip to Mexico. Fun for all ages!

Friday and Saturday, November 1-2, 2019: Southeastern Wisconsin Conservation Summit

Meet and learn from the naturalists and community scientists who are conducting vital research and monitoring on a wide range of topics in southeastern Wisconsin.

October-November, 2019

Become a member of our Raptor Watch team. Send an email to to sign up for training sessions that begin in September. Field work will begin when the raptors start their fall migration.

All events are held at Forest Beach Migratory Preserve