Cedar Grove Hawk Research Station is an ornithological research and banding station in Sheboygan County. It is closed to the public so as to not disturb the ongoing research.
Bird trapping and banding has been occurring at the Cedar Grove Hawk Research Station since the 1940’s. A large blind is located on site from which a number of researchs observe the birds passing by. Baits live and small are used to attract birds which are then captured by nets, measured, banded, and released. On the day of my visit, Cooper’s hawks, merlins, and sharp-shinned hawks were the prevalent species observed and banded. Photographic conditions were less than ideal in the dimly light blind and I wanted to avoid using the flash which would stress the birds. That said, it was a very neat experience to visit a working ornithological research station and observe research in action.
More of my photos (and full-res) from Cedar Grove Hawk Research Station can be viewed here.
|Natural Communities / Geology||Forest|
|Easy to Find||No|
|Best Seen By||Foot|
|Location not disclosed|