Myrick World Migratory Bird Day Event - Saturday, May 6, 2023

There will be a WMBD event at Myrick Park on Saturday, May 6, 2023. Events will include a bird walk at 6:30 AM, a family bird walk at 9:30, a bird presentation by River Valley Raptors at 10:30, and many other bird-related activities that make this a great family event.

Wyalusing Field Trip - May 14, 2023 at 6:00 AM

Dan Jackson will lead a field trip at the Wyalusing State Park on Sunday, May 14th from 6:00 AM until about 11:30 AM. This trip is free and open to the public. We meet on the entrance road before the gate house and then bird throughout the park by car caravan. Car pooling is encouraged and we will stop at the gate house parking lot to let people buy park passes and consolidate. This is the most exciting field trip of the season with lots of park specialties. This year's date should be very close to the peak of the warbler migration.

Myrick and Hixon Forest Bird Walks - April 25 - May 11, 2023

The Myrick and Hixon Forest bird walks will be held on Tuesday (Myrick) and Thursday (Hixon) mornings from April 25 - May 11, 2023. The walks start at 6:30 AM and go until about 8:30. The Myrick walks will start from the base of the Rabbit trail near the Myrick Park Center and the Hixon walks start from the parking lot at the end of Milson Court. Due to severe flooding, it is likely that we will not be able to walk the marsh trails for the Myrick walks (at least for the first 2 weeks). We will adjust if needed by walking along the edge of the marsh and heading into the Oak Grove Cemetery (just west of Myrick Park). These walks are free and open to the public and will be led by Dan Jackson and Pat & Bobbie Wilson.

Great Backyard Bird Count - February 17-20, 2023

This year's Great Backyard Bird Count will be held on February 17-20, 2023. This is a great chance to make a difference in a great citizen science project. For this event, you can participate by counting the birds in your yard or at any location in the world. You can participate with a single count or count birds at multiple locations on any or all of the days of the event. For more information, see the Great Backyard Bird Count website at:

February Membership Meeting - Wednesday, February, 15, 2023

For our February Membership Meeting, Alan Stankevitz will give a presentation on Bird Photography. Alan is professional nature photographer from the Coulee Region. He will be sharing hints and tips on how to become a better photographer and will also share some of his outstanding photos. As always, this meeting will be free and open to the public.

Annual Officer and Board Member Election Update

During the January Annual Meeting, Board and Officer elections were held. After serving for several years, Jonathan Ringdahl decided to hand over the reigns and Mark Webster was elected to take his place as President of the Coulee Region Audubon Society. First and foremost, we would like to extend a huge Thank You! to Jonathan for his years of service as our organization's President! He did a great job and donated a huge amount of time, effort, and energy to make the Coulee Region Audubon Society succesful during his terms as President. Thanks also to Mark for assuming that leadership role in our Chapter! Currently, the office of Vice President as well as an at-large position on the Board of Directors are open. We could sure use your help with either of these positions! Thanks, Coulee Region Audubon Society Board of Directors

Meeting Location Update

Starting with our February membership meeting, we are hoping to be able to return to in-person meetings. These will be held at the Myrick Park Center and hosted by WisCorps. The Myrick Park Center is located on the south edge of the Myrick Marsh in Myrick Park. The address is: 789 Myrick Park Dr, La Crosse, WI. We are excited to see everyone in person again!

2023 Annual Meeting - January 18, 2023 @ 7:00 PM

Our January membership meeting is our Annual Meeting. Due to weather concerns, we will once again be doing this as a Zoom meeting. The meeting will start at 7:00 PM and the night's activities will start with our business meeting.   The business meeting portion of the evening will include an election of board members and officers, a report of the current financial status of the organization, and other current status discussions. When the business meeting part of the Annual Meeting is complete, it will be followed by an opportunity for members to share some of their favorite nature photos (please limit to 25 per person).

2022 La Crosse Area Christmas Bird Count - Saturday, December 17, 2022

The 2022 La Crosse Area Christmas Bird Count will abe held on Saturday, December 17, 2022. For this event, we will try to count as many birds as possible in a 15 mile diameter "Count Circle" that is centered on the La Crosse County Courthouse in downtown La Crosse. The circle will be divided into pre-defined sections and count teams will head out early to cover their section. We will also use the help of feeder counters - people who live and maintain a bird feeder within that count circle to count the birds that visit their yard. If you would like to help, please check out the Christmas Bird Count page of the Coulee Region Audubon Society website at: New participants are welcome! Thanks, Dan Jackson, Compiler

November Membership Meeting

The November membership meeting of the Coulee Regiona Audubon Society will be held on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at 7:00 PM. It will feature a presenation by Barbara Duerksen of the WI Chimney Swift Working Group. More details to come.

October Membership Meeting

Our October membership meeting will be a Zoom meeting on Wednesday, October 19, 2022 at 7:00 PM It will include a presentation by Steve Betchkal of Eau Claire. He will be returning with his program that explores climate change and its effect on our birds. Steve is an excellent videographer/photographer and it should be an interesting evening. Hope you'll join us! Program Information: The Canada Warbler in the Coal Mine Nature's systems are marvelous and efficient "organisms," the product of millions of years of fine-tuning. But what happens if you tinker with the parts? Join ornithologist Steve Betchkal as he explains how climate crisis is impacting birds and bird conservation. Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 863 0373 3432 Passcode: 040269 One tap mobile +13092053325,,86303733432#,,,,*040269# US +13126266799,,86303733432#,,,,*040269# US (Chicago)