Waukesha County

Working with our communities to promote environmental stewardship, provide research and educational opportunities, and create healthier natural areas throughout Waukesha County.

Document breeding and migratory birds in natural areas.

Bird Conservation Program

Want to learn how to identify Wisconsin’s birds? With over 300 species observed and 70+ eBird hotspots, Waukesha County is just the place to start! Join our staff on a breeding or migratory bird survey to document which bird species are using the park system’s vital natural areas during spring, summer, and fall! Great for beginners looking to build their confidence as birders and experienced birders that want to refine their skills!

What to wear: Dress for the weather and being outdoors! Surveys may occasionally wander off trail into natural areas and tall grass. Close-toed shoes and long pants are recommended.

What to bring: Water, sunscreen, bug spray, binoculars, and a camera for taking pictures! The Parks Department has binoculars to lend out to participants during surveys as well.

Questions? Contact our Conservation Biologist (email).

Program  Location Date Time Get Started
Bird Conservation in the Parks: A Community-Based Approach (info) Retzer Nature Center (info) April 6 10 am - 12 noon Register
Guided Survey: Birds
Muskego Park (info) May 8 8 am - 10 am Register 
Fox River Park (info) May 15 8 am - 10 am Register 
Muskego Park (info) May 22 8 am - 10 am Register 
Fox River Park (info) May 29 8 am - 10 am Register 
Muskego Park (info) June 12 8 am - 10 am Register 
Fox River Park (info) June 19 8 am - 10 am Register 
Muskego Park (info) July 10 8 am - 10 am  Register


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Waukesha County Park System
515 W. Moreland Blvd • AC 230
Waukesha WI 53188 (map)

Hours M-F • 8 am - 4:30 pm* (closed holidays)
Visit us in person in room AC 260
*Rentals: in-person support 8 am - 4 pm
Contact us 262-548-7801 | [email protected]

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