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Chequamegon Bird Club

Bird Watching Backpacks
have been donated to 7 local libraries. These are great resources for family outings during this time of social distancing. Enjoy the outdoors, learn about Wisconsin birds and avoid being around crowds. To find out more about the backpacks go to What's New.

Who We Are

The Chequamegon Bird Club is a group of people interested in learning about birds and sharing their experiences watching birds. Some members are very knowledgeable, having been birdwatching for many years, and others are just beginners. We learn from each other and from guest speakers and programs at our meetings.

The Chequamegon Bird Club was formed in Medford, Wisconsin, in 1981 by renowned ornithologist, Sam Robbins. As a result of the enthusiastic response he received as a guest speaker on a local radio program, Robbins was asked to teach a one hour class at the university center. The formal organization of the Chequamegon Bird Club was at the request of the students of that class.

Membership is open to anyone with an interest in watching and learning about birds. Members have varying levels of knowledge about bird watching, from beginners to those with years of birding, and share their experiences at the monthly meetings.

Meetings are held monthly with programs to help improve birding skills. Members who travel to birding hot-spots throughout the world share highlights of their recent travels.

Field trips are planned throughout the year to nearby locations so members can see and hear birds in their natural habitat. Watch the newsletter for dates and contact information.

A monthly newsletter, called the Chequamegon Chirps, offers articles relating to birding, local activities and book reviews in addition to meeting information.


Why Join the Chequamegon Bird Club?

1. You will receive our monthly newsletter, packed with great information.
2. You are eligible to attend our monthly meetings where there are always interesting programs.
3. You will be supporting our participation in community events like Migratory Bird Day, the Taylor Co. Youth Day Event and others.
4. You will be eligible to join us on field trips to areas like Necedah WR, Pershing WA, Mead WA and McMillan Marsh, just to name a few.
5. You can join us at our annual events - a picnic in June, a banquet in October and a Holiday Party with a silent auction in December.

All this for only $18.00 a year!

The CBC is a non-profit organization.

Mission Statement:

  1. To promote the study of birds, their habits, food and habitat requirements
  2. To promote human appreciation of birds and other forms of the natural world
  3. To contribute to general knowledge relating to the distribution of birds in North Central America
  4. To promote the care and protection of birds in their natural environment

Guests and prospective new members are welcome to attend any of our monthly meetings!

The CBC, with funding from the USDA Forest Service has produced a Birding Hotspots of North Central Wisconsin brochure. The pocket-sized booklet gives locations and what birds to look for in Taylor, Marathon, and Clark counties. View or print the brochure here.

Test your birding skills by taking the CBC Bird Identification Quiz.

Note: Any CBC members who weren't able to pick up the official Field Check List (handed out at the monthly meetings) for making your monthly bird sightings observations can print out the 2 page version of the Bird Checklist here.

Contact Us:

We welcome your questions and comments.
You can contact C.B.C. by e-mail at:

C.B.C. President - Scott Stalheim -
C.B.C. Vice President - Autumn Lahner -
C.B.C. Treasurer - Betty Danen -
C.B.C. Secretary - Mary Urban -
C.B.C. "Chirps" Editor - Jim Bragg -
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