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.


Stay connected with the club by visiting the Goss Bird Club Facebook Page for news about the club and area birds, or by joining our Facebook Discussion Group, where you can share your own sightings, stories, or ask questions of local birding experts.

Goss Bird Club

All events are open to the general public.

Goss Bird Club has resumed meeting in-person at Retzer Nature Center. We hope you can join us there! If you can't join in person, we'd love to see you over Zoom. If you are not a member but would like to join via Zoom, please email BYO beverages and snacks, as no refreshments will be available. Meetings generally begin at 6:45, with the presentation starting at 7:00 and a brief business meeting to follow.

Unless otherwise noted, events are held at:
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)

April 16, 2023


Program: American Kestrel Monitoring in Southcentral Wisconsin
Presenter: Brand Smith - Madison Audubon Society

Madison Audubon Society operates an American Kestrel monitoring program in southcentral Wisconsin aimed at leveraging volunteers to monitor kestrel boxes with the goal of maintaining and increasing the kestrel population in the region.

Brand Smith has worked on the project since 2008 and coordinated the project since 2012.

May 13, 2023

Waukesha May Count

In place of our normal Sunday meeting, the Goss Bird Club will conduct the annual Waukesha May Bird Count. The count is conducted as a 24 hour event, starting at midnight, with the goal of finding as many species as possible, although most folks do their birding during the day on Saturday. This count is conducted in a similar manner to our Christmas Bird Count, but rather than counting individual birds, we simply count the species found within the count circle. It's an excellent opportunity to build on our birding skills and get to know our fellow birders.

If you would like to participate in the count, email Jasonn Weber (