Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory


Cancelled - Native Plants for your gardens, bird hikes, exhibits and demonstrations

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Baltimore Oriole , Tree Swallow and Ruby-throated Hummingbird by Joel Trick

Due to the COVID-19 virus and the need to keep all our supporters healthy, we have cancelled our May events including World Migratory Bird Day and our Native Plant Sale. July through October events will remain on the calendar until further notice. Please stay safe and well!


Beautify your yard and support the pollinators and insects that our favorite birds need to survive. Get a free milkweed plant, choose from hundreds of native perennials, heirloom annuals, and more, and consult with experts on the right plants for your garden. Visit with Lisa Oddis from Wild Ones about the importance of native plants and pollinators. Lisa is the president of the Menomonee River Area Chapter of Wild Ones. All sales support the Observatory. Time: 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Check out our plant inventory list. 


Mixed flower bed with Native Plants    PlantSaleCustomers    SandySandlin Plant Sale

Learn about our upcoming fun Monarch events.

Check out the fun we had last year.



Jeannie Lord with Owl    Butterfly Garden Exhibit   Garbriel and Monarch Nursery

Jeannie Lord: See live birds of prey up close! Jeannie Lord, executive director of the Pine View Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center, in Fredonia, will show you live birds, describe their habits and amazing adaptations, and recount the many threats they face. Time: 10 a.m.


 Lisa Oddis: Lisa will be at a table during the plant sale to talk about Wild Ones and the importance of native plants and pollinators. Lisa is the president of the Menomonee River Area Chapter of Wild Ones. 



Bring your binoculars, and help the Observatory raise funds for the Great Wisconsin Birdathon! Experienced birders will lead easy morning bird hikes at beautiful Forest Beach Migratory Preserve. Duration: 45 minutes each. Tours begin at 7:30 a.m.    Bird Hike JK  


Celebrate World Migratory Bird Day!


Sunday, May 17, 2020
7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Rain or shine


Forest Beach Migratory Preserve
4970 Country Club Rd.
Port Washington, Wisconsin

Find the preserve on a Google map.

Hosted by the Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory, Inc. Contact us!

Thank you to our sponsors:

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WildOnes                     Noel J. Cutright Bird Club

Photos: Tree Swallow and Baltimore Oriole by Joel Trick