Join Neil Skoog, local birder, for an informative hike identifying and discussing our area’s migratory birds.
Celebrate World Migratory Bird Day on May 11th at Freedom Park with local birder Neil Skoog!
We will take a morning bird walk around the blufftops of Prescott, WI, where the Mighty Mississippi River meets the Wild and Scenic St. Croix River in the heart of the Mississippi River Flyway. This guided walk happens during the peak of songbird migration, and will start at nearby St. Joseph Cemetery (down Monroe St. from Freedom Park). Immediately following the walk there will be a presentation about songbird migration at the Visitor Center. Learn about the importance of healthy local habitats for birds and wildlife, and how you can help our neotropical migratory birds. This event is for all ages and there will be a limited number of binoculars for rent.
Neil Skoog is originally from Hudson, Wisconsin and has been a birder his entire life. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Ecological Science where he did focused research on wintering bird populations in northern Minnesota. He has taught college-level courses as well as environmental education courses. Neil has conducted migratory and breeding bird surveys in multiple states and is a recently graduated Minnesota Master Naturalist.
Please meet at Pine Glen/St. Joseph Cemetery at 8am. To find Pine Glen Cemetery, follow Monroe St east from the Visitor Center. The cemetery is a half mile from the Visitor Center. There are some parking spots next to the gate; otherwise park along the south side of Monroe St.