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Grassland Birds

  • Middleton Airport 8300 Airport Road Middleton, WI, 53562 United States (map)

We should see lots of grassland species here. Likely sightings include bobolinks, eastern meadowlarks, savannah sparrows, sedge wrens, and dickcissels. Other possible species are eastern kingbirds, grasshopper sparrows, and willow flycatchers.

Meet at the Middleton Airport parking lot on Airport Rd., about ¼ mile west of the Beltline intersection in Middleton. There are no trails, so bring waterproof footwear if it has rained recently.

RAIN DATE: None (if weather is poor, the trip is cancelled)

ACCESSIBILITY FEATURES:

  • Trail grade and #/type of trail impediments are ok for those with difficulty walking or wearing children in packs (there are no trails, but the area is flat)

  • Field trip leader is adept at birding by ear and can accommodate those with visual impairments

APPROXIMATE DISTANCE FOR WALKING: 0-1 miles

RSVP REQUIRED? No

FIELD TRIP LEADER: Curt Caslavka (608-836-1865, caslavka@wisc.edu) and Mike McDowell

Header photo by Kelly Colgan Azar