Discover Wisconsin Sets Out on Birding Adventure…with ICF!

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Discover some of the best places to spot the hundreds of bird species throughout Wisconsin, as Discover Wisconsin begins a state-wide birding adventure. The show will feature Oneida Nation, the International Crane Foundation in Baraboo, Marinette County, and Alma to find the best sights and sounds of these birding communities. “Wisconsin Birding” will air Saturday, March 9, and Sunday, March 10 (the next air date will be October 5, 2013), on the Discover Wisconsin broadcast network, reaching 480,000 viewers across the upper Great Lakes region, including Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Northern Illinois and Upper Michigan.

Show host Emmy Fink admits she hadn’t spent much time birding before this, but understands why so many find it enjoyable. “From eagles and great blue herons to song birds and even all 15 crane species, Wisconsin has it all,” Fink said. Show producer Danielle Bernard also enjoyed this assignment. “I think viewers will be surprised to see all of the natural beauty we found while birding; you don’t have to be a bird enthusiast to enjoy Wisconsin’s wild life and gorgeous landscapes,” Bernard said.

Discover Wisconsin is the nation’s longest running tourism program, and celebrated its 25th Anniversary in 2012. Discover Wisconsin can be seen statewide on Fox Sports North (FSN) Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. For more on this and other episodes or the local broadcast schedule in other areas visit www.discoverwisconsin.com.