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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.