Geneva Lake Conservancy and Others Team Up for Whitewater Bird Festival | Resorter
WHITE WATER – Geneva Lake Conservancy, along with its partners Lakeland Audubon Society and the City of Lake Geneva Avian Committee, recently announced the second biennial Kettle Moraine Bird Festival on Saturday, May 8 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The festival is at Bromley Woods, W5798 Greening Road, Whitewater. May 8 is also World Migratory Bird Day. Festival attendees can expect to see a variety of warblers as well as many other birds from the interior of the forest. Bromley Woods is one of the Conservancy’s new nature reserves and includes oak forest, savannah, and kettle pond, which provide habitat for many declining bird populations. Ornithological walks will be offered at 8, 9 and 10 am, followed by an optional gourmet packed lunch in an open tent in an oak savannah. During lunch, birdwatcher Wayne Rhode of Walworth will give a presentation on warblers. Rhode has over 50 years of birding experience and has photographed over 270 species of birds in Wisconsin, including 35 species of warblers. “Spring migration gives us a great opportunity to engage in citizen science like Migratory Bird Day,” said Maddie Olivieri, community conservation outreach manager. “Some of these birds are flying from Argentina to Canada, and it’s amazing that we in Walworth County are playing a role in supporting this migration. With its partners, the conservancy is also offering a special bird event on Friday May 7 for students from local private and public schools. Organized by the Avian Committee, approximately 50 students from Walworth County will observe birds in the reserve with Audubon guides. The student event is made possible thanks to a grant from the Foundation for Environmental Education of Lake Geneva. The Conservancy would like to thank its event sponsors Alliant Energy and We Energies Foundation. The event is open to the public and registrations are limited. The Bird Walk is $ 5 and the Lunch and Show Walk is $ 20.