Poynette (Goose Pond Sanctuary) Christmas Bird Count
December 30 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Southern Wisconsin is home to a wonderful diversity of habitats and birds, including in winter! The annual Christmas Bird Count is a great citizen science project that involves meeting other enthusiastic birders and helping collect important data about birds at the same time.
Mark Martin and Susan Foote-Martin, resident managers of Goose Pond Sanctuary, have been coordinating the Poynette Christmas Bird Count since 1981. They continue that tradition again this year with the count on Saturday, December 30 (snow date: Sunday, December 31).
They would like 6 additional volunteers to count at Goose Pond Sanctuary, as well as 4 additional volunteers to count at Erstad Prairie and Schoeneberg Marsh WPA in Columbia County.
There will be quite a bit of hiking (2-3 miles), possibly through snow.