Birds & Beer is back for 2021!

Socialize with other nature enthusiasts over snacks and beverages, and enjoy an engaging presentation from a local expert in a happy-hour atmosphere. Each Birds and Beer program features a different presenter at a different location, so you’re sure to learn something new each time!

Each ticket includes a free drink, complimentary snacks, and an informative presentation. All proceeds help fund programs at Hunt Hill. To register for a Birds and Beer program, click the “Register Here” button below or call 715-635-6543.


Loons at Night

with Lauren Wentz, Ph.D,
UWEC- Barron County

Date: Thursday, June 3, 2021
Time: Registration at 5:30pm; Program at 6:00pm

Location: Perlick Distillery, Sarona
Program Fee: $15/pereson
Registration: Required

Have you heard the haunting, mysterious calls of the loon? The tremolo? The hoot? The yodel? Lauren will explain what these sounds mean and why loons make these sounds at night!


Red-headed Woodpeckers

with Jim Stengel & Tom Beer
Red-Headed Recovery Committee

Date: Thursday, July 1, 2021
Time: Registration at 5:30pm; Program at 6:00pm

Location: The Potter’s Shed, Shell Lake
Program Fee: $15/person
Registration: Required

Learn about the red-headed woodpeckers, which have had declining populations in recent years, and what the Red-Headed Woodpecker Recovery Committee has been doing to help them make a comeback!


Birds & Bands

with Jeanette Kelly, Beaver Creek Reserve Citizen Science Center

Date: Thursday, August 5, 2021
Time: Registration at 5:30pm; Program at 6:00pm

Location: Lehman’s Supper Club, Rice Lake
Program Fee: $15/person
Registration: Required

Join Beaver Creek Reserve’s Citizen Science Center Director Jeanette Kelly to learn about bird banding, the bird banding projects at Beaver Creek, and some fun and interesting facts about the birds they have caught. 


Waterfowl Migration

with Lauren Finch, WI DNR

Date: Thursday, September 16, 2021
Time: Registration at 5:30pm; Program at 6:00pm

Location: The Landing on Long Lake
Program Fee: $15/person
Registration: Required

Have you ever stopped to witness the flocks of hundreds of ducks at Crex Meadows in September?
Learn about waterfowl species that migrate through our area during the fall, and learn why Crex
provides a fantastic stopping place for them on their journey south for the winter!


Bats & Beer

with Brian Heeringa, Forest Wildlife Biologist

Date: Thursday, October 21, 2021
Time: Registration at 5:30pm; Program at 6:00pm

Location: The Creamery, Haugen
Program Fee: $15/person
Registration: Required

Learn about the bats that call Wisconsin home, what is being done to protect these important animals, and some ways that you can get involved in your own community.


Birding by Ear

with Steve Betchkal, ornithologist & author

Date: Thursday, November 4, 2021
Time: Registration at 5:30pm; Program at 6:00pm

Location: Round Man Brewing Company, Spooner
Program Fee: $15/person
Registration: Required

Tweet. Chirp. Warble. Caw. Ornithologist Steve Betchkal is fluent in bird. You can be too — with a little help from mnemonics. Parlez vous chickadee? 


Raptors of the Great Lakes Region

with Chris Cold, retired DNR educator

Date: Thursday, December 2, 2021
Time: Registration at 5:30pm; Program at 6:00pm

Location: Nezzy’s Sports Bar & Grill, Cumberland
Program Fee: $15/person
Registration: Required

Learn about the hawks, owls, osprey, and eagles that live in the Great Lakes Region. Chris Cold will discuss the habits, habitats, and niches of raptors, and encourage you to explore your personal attitudes toward predatory animals.