Benjamin F. Goss Bird Club
Waukesha, WI

The Benjamin F. Goss Bird Club was founded to increase knowledge and appreciation of birds through education, research, preservation and conservation, and to provide public awareness of birds and their role in the environment - all of which remains our goal and purpose to this day.


All events are open to the general public.

Unless otherwise noted, events are held Retzer Nature Center, S14 W28167 Madison Street, Waukesha
(Retzer Nature Center is located about 4 miles west of Waukesha, near the end of Madison Street)

February 18, 2018


Program: Wildlife Management in Wisconsin
Speaker: Diane Robinson - Wildlife Biologist for the Wisconsin DNR

Most of us regularly visit a variety of public properties in pursuit of our favorite birds. Many of these properties have purposes other than for the birds. If you visit lands owned or managed by local, state, of federal government, chances are good that land was impacted by hunters and hunter dollars. Learn about the history of hunting and wildlife management within the US generally, and Wisconsin specifically.

Dianne is a wildlife biologist and wildlife educator with the Wisconsin DNR, covering the seven-county Southern Fox Area. Prior to working for the DNR she obtained her BS from UW-Stevens Point and MS from Texas A&M University, chasing golden-cheeked warblers and black-capped vireos around Texas. In her free time she enjoys camping, birding, hiking, and hunting, although all are generally at the whim of her 15 month old monster, Olive

March 18, 2018


Program: Bio Blitz - A 24 Hour Nature Party
Speaker: Ellen Censky - Milwaukee Public Museum
Senior Vice President, Academic Dean

April 15, 2018


Program: Warbler Identification Made Easy!!!
Speaker: Bill Volkert

May 12, 2018

Special Event: MAY COUNT

Our May Count is conducted within the same circle as our CBC. The count is conducted as a 24 hour event, from midnight to midnight, finding as many species as possible. To join the count, check in with Spence to see which sections need help.