Interested in a Blind Date?

Are you interested in viewing the training activities of the 2013 cohort at White River Marsh in Green Lake County, Wisconsin? We have a brand new blind courtesy of the Berlin Field Office of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources!

Joe Duff and Doug Pellerin check out the new viewing blind. A solid walled structure, elevated off the ground. (no more hay bales!)

At this point in time, the young birds are not yet capable of flight – but it is very entertaining to watch them as they are trained to follow the ultralight aircraft up and down the runway.

Like last year, the blind tours will be led by Doug Pellerin and/or Tom Schultz – depending on the date.

Since the young whoopers are not yet flying, you will be able to watch their activities just about the entire time that they are out for training – and the view from the blind is excellent. Binoculars are helpful for getting a closer view, and you are welcome to bring your camera as well (to be used without flash). The advantage of viewing the birds while they are yet flightless is that your blind visit will NOT be cancelled due to unsuitable flying conditions – which is sometimes the case later on.

To arrange to participate in a blind tour and check available dates, please contact Doug Pellerin by email:  pelican0711(AT)gmail.com or call him at 920-923-0016 between the hours of noon and 7:00 PM Central time. These tours will happen somewhat early in the morning – starting by 6:00am CT – while the day is still cool. You should probably plan for about two hours, although the tour could be somewhat shorter or longer, and not all of this time will be spent in the blind itself. There will typically be opportunities for questions before and after the blind visit – but please remember that you will not be allowed to leave the blind while the birds are out of their pen.

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  1. Margie Tomlinson July 27, 2013 8:18 pm

    Cute little place. Will probably get a lot of use this Summer & Fall.
    Welcome to all who enter there!