Riveredge to host birdathon, bandathon

Riveredge is holding its annual Birdathon Bandathon from 6 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 14.

The event invites avian aficionados to experience the outdoors from a bird’s eye view, offering three options to participate.

Participants may bird on your own with a self-guided stroll along the Riveredge trails anytime throughout the morning.

Participants may bring cameras and binoculars.

  Participants may also meet in the Visitor Center parking lot at 6 a.m., where they will be placed in teams dispatched throughout the center’s 402 acres to find every bird species they can.

Anyone wishing to be part of this effort is asked to email Carl Schwartz at cschwartz3@wi.rr.com.

  Participants may also attend the Ozaukee-Washington Bird Coalition’s hummingbird banding demonstration from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at the Visitor Center. Bander Mickey O’Connor, an avian zookeeper at the Milwaukee County Zoo, will discuss the equipment and techniques she uses to band hummingbirds all over Wisconsin and explain how the data she collects can be used to track the bird’s age, health, and migration.

  No registration or fee is required for the event, but donations are suggested.

Riveredge is at 4458 Hwy. Y in the Town of Saukville.

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