Brats and Burgers for Birds

Open Door Bird Sanctuary Executive Director Rob Hults with Aisling back in early May, just a few weeks after he arrived at the sanctuary. The ball of fluff has since grown into his adult feathers and has a nearly six-foot wingspan. Photo by Jim Lundstrom.

Representatives of the Open Door Bird Sanctuary in Jacksonport will be serving up brats Saturday and Sunday at Welsing’s Foodland in Valmy. Stop by for a bite and to learn more about the sanctuary. If you would like to volunteer to serve a two-hour shift either Aug. 2 or 3, call Executive Director Rob Hults at 920.724.1399. Proceeds aid the mission of Open Door Bird Sanctuary.

Hults will be representing the bird sanctuary at Jacksonport’s Cherry Fest on Saturday from 9 am to 4 pm.

On Aug. 9, Culver’s of Sturgeon Bay is will donate 10 percent of all sales to the bird sanctuary, and from 11 am to 5 pm Hults will be at Culver’s with Aisling, the four-month-old Eurasian Eagle Owl Hults has been raising as the sanctuary’s educational raptor. Hults said Aisling (pronounced Ashling) has reached adult size and has a nearly six-foot wingspan.

The sanctuary is holding a work weekend Aug. 16 – 17, and is looking for volunteers to help either day on a variety of projects, from 9 am to 4 pm. Bring a shovel, tools and walking shoes, or just check out the progress at the sanctuary, which is located in Jacksonport on County I, one mile west of Hwy 57. For more information, visit