Next Horicon Marsh Bird Club Meeting Details

HORICON, WISCONSIN – Michael John Jaeger, president of the Wisconsin Society for Ornithology, will present a program on the history and future of Wisconsin bird conservation on Thursday, December 21st at the next meeting of the Horicon Marsh Bird Club. The meeting will start at 7p.m. and be held in the lower level of the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center.

Michael John will provide an overview of the long tradition of bird conservation in Wisconsin, highlighting some of the remarkable individuals who contributed to that legacy. He will then encourage attendees to remember Wisconsin’s past accomplishments as inspiration for the conservation challenges faced today.

Michael John lives in his hometown of Madison. He studied environmental studies and ornithology at the University of Wisconsin, and had an early focus on marsh birds and shorebirds. Michael John recently retired as a utility policy analyst at the state Public Service Commission, where he occasionally got to use his birding background when reviewing construction proposals. Michael John served on the Scholarships and Grants Committee for approximately 10 years before joining the WSO Board as the chair of the committee in 2010. Michael John considers himself mostly a recreational birder, which helps him in his quest to “wander about and explore the countryside.”


You do not have to be a member of the Bird Club to attend this free program. All ages are welcome. For more information, please visit or call 920-387-7893.

The Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center is located at N7725, Hwy. 28 between the towns of Horicon and Mayville on Hwy. 28. Please use the lower entrance.