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 in 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 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)

Safety while birding is important. Fall in Wisconsin is hunting season, so if you're out birding
stay safe, and wear bright colors if you're on or near land that could be used for hunting.
Here is a link for the Schedule of Wisconsin's Hunting Seasons

September, 2023


Program: Club Bird Hike at Retzer folowed by Club Meeting

We will kick-off the club season with a bird walk at Retzer to be followed by social hour and a brief club meeting on the Retzer patio.

October 7, 2023

Event: Big Sit at Retzer Nature Center

The Big Sit is an annual event where birders try to spot as many birds as they can from one stationary location.

October 15, 2023


Program: Bat Chat - Highlighting Wisconsin's Flying Mammals
Presenter: Stacy Zacher

While birds are our main focus in this club, bats are flying creatures as well, and there are many cool species in Wisconsin. All of them are facing threats to their habitat and food sources, so the more we know about them, the more we can do to help them.