5/12/17 – Bird watchers from throughout the country will descend on Dodge County this weekend. The annual Horicon Marsh Bird Festival kicked off this morning at 6am and runs through 5pm Monday. Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Educator Liz Herzmann says activities range from full day bus and boat trips for experienced birders to free guided hikes for beginners who might consider picking up the hobby. Some of this weekend’s events require pre-registration. That can be done online at http://horiconmarshbirdclub.com/ or go to http://horiconmarshbirdclub.com/bird-festival/.