Discovery Bird Hikes at the Ridges Sanctuary

The Ridges Sanctuary invites everyone to join them for their Discovery Bird Hikes series. The hikes take place on Saturday mornings at 6:30 am beginning May 30 and extending into the months of June and July.

Spring is a great time to see a variety of birds, including many species of warblers that migrate through Door County on their way to northern nesting areas. The shape of the peninsula tends to concentrate the number of birds as they head north – it’s a great place to rest. The variety of habitats found in the county, from forested wetlands and inland lakes to open shorelines, also contributes to the diversity of bird species seen here.

Spring bird migration has been underway for several weeks, but there are still lots of birds, especially warblers. These small active birds are challenging to identify but are a pleasure to watch in the field.

Local birders facilitate the bird hikes, and all participants are involved in discovering and identifying the species seen. The hikes are designed for both beginning and experienced birders. Interested participants should meet at the Ridges Nature Center at 6:30 am. The hikes are free for Ridges members, with freewill donations accepted from nonmembers.

For further information call 920.839.2802 or visit