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Dane & Columbia County Ponds Revised Date 4/1
Saturday, April 01, 2023 
Contact Tom Schultz e-mail: or Jeff Baughman e-mail:

Columbia Co Ponds 2019 3 23 Harvey Rd Hwy 60 0696 Gr White fr Geese

This field trip date has been changed 4/1/23. Our group will tour by car caravan to several ponds and flooded fields in this very productive area. A wide variety of waterfowl (ducks, swans, Greater White-fronted, Cackling and Ross’s Geese), early shorebirds, and migrant passerines – including American Pipit and Lapland Longspur. Our trip typically ends around noon after birding the causeway (CTH V) on Lake Wisconsin, and we make take a hike at Rowan Creek Fishery Area. Bring a bag lunch.

 Trip registration opens on February 25, 2023.
Initially this event will be open only to WSO members and our field trips are free for members. Non-members are able to sign up within 14 days of the trip for a nominal fee of $10 per adult if spots remain open on trips with attendance limits. Further details about trip logistics will be sent to registrants prior to each field trip.

Dual Field Trip Dates: Our intent is to try to watch the weather conditions in order to optimize our birding during these migration periods. The first date listed is the normally scheduled date, but if it is determined that the second date may be better, we will notify participants via email — so if you are registered, please watch your email.

This event is fully booked