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Beginning birders at Cherokee Marsh

August 6 @ 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

If you’re curious about birds, this outing is for you! Cherokee Marsh South contains many diverse habitats, including wetlands, ponds, prairie, and woodlands; it’s a great spot to encounter waterfowl, herons, cranes, and so much more. Together, we’ll look and listen for birds, focusing on tips for identification.

Let’s meet at the first parking lot for Cherokee Marsh Conservation Park’s South Unit (43°08’53.8″N 89°22’57.0″W). Bring a water bottle to stay hydrated; feel free to bring a camera, binoculars, and/or field guide. Binoculars will be available to borrow, if you’d like.

If you wish to use any app-based identification tools (such as Merlin), please download and sign up ahead of time. The field trip leader will keep a list of all birds in eBird that we’ll share with participants afterward.

Anna Walther is excited to welcome you to the wonderful world of birding!

FIELD TRIP LEADER: Anna Walther (awalther2@wisc.edu)

RAIN DATE: Sunday, August 7, 9-10:30am


Beginning birders and families are welcome!

Field trip leader is adept at birding by ear and willing to accommodate those with visual impairments

Trail is primarily mowed grass and compacted dirt/fine gravel that may contain some unevenness and inclines/declines. Small wooded sections may contain possible rocks and roots.

Read more about this location on the Birdability Map: Cherokee Marsh – South (Merganser Trail)

APPROXIMATE DISTANCE FOR WALKING: 1-3 miles, can be adjusted based on participants’ desires

RSVP REQUIRED? Yes. Participation is limited to 12 people (so that everyone has a chance to ask lots of questions!)


August 6
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
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Madison Conservation Parks: Cherokee Marsh South Unit
5002 School Rd.
Madison, WI 53704 United States
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