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On November 14, Dan Jackson will be presenting a program about birds you can attract to your feeder. This is a fun, informative introduction to the birds that are found in our area during the winter season. It includes pictures of common and a few uncommon birds along with some discussion of bird behavior, biology, and ecology that is intended to be both educational and entertaining.
Dan Jackson has been an outdoorsman for most of his life. He grew up in the Coulee region around La Crosse, WI and has lived in rural Chaseburg for nearly 25 years. During that time, he has been an avid birder and more recently a wildlife photographer and dragonfly researcher. He has birded extensively throughout the state of Wisconsin, the Midwest, and elsewhere in the United States and the world as opportunities arose.
Dan is a naturalist, past President and the Treasurer-elect of the Wisconsin Dragonfly Society, and past President and the current Treasurer of the Coulee Region Audubon Society. He is currently a record reviewer for eBird, the Wisconsin Odonata Survey, BugGuide.net, and Odonata Central (the Odonata survey of the Dragonfly Society of the Americas). He has participated in many volunteer research activities and citizen science projects including the Wisconsin Odonata Survey, the Minnesota Odonata Survey, the Dragonfly Society of the Americas Dragonfly Survey, the Wisconsin Butterfly Survey, the Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas, USGS Breeding Bird Survey, Wisconsin Owl Survey, Wisconsin Nightjar Survey, Kirtland’s Warbler surveys, Christmas Bird Counts, the Wisconsin Frog Survey, and the Great Backyard Bird Count. He has also led hundreds of field trips in search of birds and Odonata, and regularly does presentations on dragonflies, butterflies, birds, and nature photography.
As a wildlife photographer, Dan has spent many hours in the field and has taken pictures of hundreds of species of birds, dragonflies, damselflies, butterflies, and many other species of insects, plants, and animals. Some of his photos have been published in magazines, birding publications, newspapers, field guides, websites, and journals including “Dragonflies of the Northwoods”, “Dragonflies of Wisconsin”, “Damselflies of Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan”, the Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine, the Badger Birder, Argia, and the Big River Magazine.