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One Road Challenge 2020

icon date2 Saturday, March 14, 2020
icon timer 12:00am
icon map marker No location provided or location is TBD

Come join in this friendly birding competition sponsored by the Washtenaw Audubon Society.

Here are the rules. Contact Matthew Spoor if you have any questions.

Register using the form below. 

General Details:

  • Birding begins anytime after midnight on March 14th and concludes at 11:00 AM sharp.
  • Register your team or register as an individual to be placed on a team.
  • Teams will consist of a minimum of three people. Bonus points for team members that have never been to a Washtenaw Audubon Society outing (see scoring below).
  • Each team selects one public road in Washtenaw County to bird on March 14th. The following roads are NOT eligible for the competition: Huron River Drive, Michigan Avenue, North Territorial.
  • More than one team is allowed to use a given road. Teams will not "own" a road.
  • A species will count if it is identified (sight and/or sound) by at least half of your group.
  • Teams must bird together and stay within fifteen feet of the edge of your chosen road in Washtenaw County.
  • If your road has a break or a shift, you can only count the birds observed from your road, not the connecting ones. Examples of interrupted roads include: 5 Mile, 6 Mile, 7 Mile, Arkona, Austin, Bemis, Braun, Jennings, Jerusalem, Lima Center, Maple, Morgan, Napier, Northfield Church, Textile, Trinkle, Sharon Hollow, Steinbach, Willow and Zeeb.
  • Hybrids of species are interesting, but they won't count.

Scoring per Team:

  • One point for each species identified.
  • One bonus point for each species not found by any other team.
  • Two bonus points for new participants.
    • Maximum 6 bonus points per team.
    • New participants are defined as those who have never participated in ANY previous Washtenaw Audubon Society outing.

Safety:

  • Drive safely and predictably.
  • Do not obstruct traffic.
  • Be visible - wear bright colors.
  • Be courteous and alert.

Post-Competition Meeting and Lunch
11:30 AM at the Classic Cup Cafe - 4389 Jackson Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Register using the form below. 

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Architectural Solutions to Reduce Bird Deaths

icon date2 Wednesday, March 18, 2020
icon timer 07:30pm
icon map marker Matthaei Botanical Gardens

Join architect Nick Liadis for a program on the alarming number of birds killed in building strikes, and the solutions to the problem that he sees in architectural details and window treatments. Nick Liadis practices architecture in Pittsburg, PA, and is a certified bird bander, currently volunteering as a bander at the Powdermill Avian Research Center in Rector, PA.

Come at 7:10pm for a chance to talk with fellow birders, and enjoy snacks before the program begins.

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Spring Migration Walks in the Arboretum

icon date2 Thursday, March 26, 2020
icon timer 08:00am
icon map marker Riverview Court Cul-de-sac

Join us on Thursday mornings starting at the end of March and going through May at Nichols Arboretum to observe migrants making their way north. These leaderless walks are a great opportunity to join with other birders of all skill levels. In addition to the birds, the Arb’s trees and other plants offer delights of their own. Park and meet at the Riverview Court cul-de-sac off Geddes Road at 8:00 a.m.; the walks will end around 11:00 a.m., but participants can leave whenever they prefer.

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Spring Migration Walks in the Arboretum

icon date2 Thursday, April 02, 2020
icon timer 08:00am
icon map marker Riverview Court Cul-de-sac

Join us on Thursday mornings starting at the end of March and going through May at Nichols Arboretum to observe migrants making their way north. These leaderless walks are a great opportunity to join with other birders of all skill levels. In addition to the birds, the Arb’s trees and other plants offer delights of their own. Park and meet at the Riverview Court cul-de-sac off Geddes Road at 8:00 a.m.; the walks will end around 11:00 a.m., but participants can leave whenever they prefer.

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Spring Migration Walks in the Arboretum

icon date2 Thursday, April 09, 2020
icon timer 08:00am
icon map marker Riverview Court Cul-de-sac

Join us on Thursday mornings starting at the end of March and going through May at Nichols Arboretum to observe migrants making their way north. These leaderless walks are a great opportunity to join with other birders of all skill levels. In addition to the birds, the Arb’s trees and other plants offer delights of their own. Park and meet at the Riverview Court cul-de-sac off Geddes Road at 8:00 a.m.; the walks will end around 11:00 a.m., but participants can leave whenever they prefer.

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Spring Migration Walks in the Arboretum

icon date2 Thursday, April 16, 2020
icon timer 08:00am
icon map marker Riverview Court Cul-de-sac

Join us on Thursday mornings starting at the end of March and going through May at Nichols Arboretum to observe migrants making their way north. These leaderless walks are a great opportunity to join with other birders of all skill levels. In addition to the birds, the Arb’s trees and other plants offer delights of their own. Park and meet at the Riverview Court cul-de-sac off Geddes Road at 8:00 a.m.; the walks will end around 11:00 a.m., but participants can leave whenever they prefer.

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Spring Migration Walks in the Arboretum

icon date2 Thursday, April 23, 2020
icon timer 08:00am
icon map marker Riverview Court Cul-de-sac

Join us on Thursday mornings starting at the end of March and going through May at Nichols Arboretum to observe migrants making their way north. These leaderless walks are a great opportunity to join with other birders of all skill levels. In addition to the birds, the Arb’s trees and other plants offer delights of their own. Park and meet at the Riverview Court cul-de-sac off Geddes Road at 8:00 a.m.; the walks will end around 11:00 a.m., but participants can leave whenever they prefer.

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Spring Migration Walks in the Arboretum

icon date2 Thursday, April 30, 2020
icon timer 08:00am
icon map marker Riverview Court Cul-de-sac

Join us on Thursday mornings starting at the end of March and going through May at Nichols Arboretum to observe migrants making their way north. These leaderless walks are a great opportunity to join with other birders of all skill levels. In addition to the birds, the Arb’s trees and other plants offer delights of their own. Park and meet at the Riverview Court cul-de-sac off Geddes Road at 8:00 a.m.; the walks will end around 11:00 a.m., but participants can leave whenever they prefer.

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Spring Migration Walks in the Arboretum

icon date2 Thursday, May 07, 2020
icon timer 08:00am
icon map marker Riverview Court Cul-de-sac

Join us on Thursday mornings starting at the end of March and going through May at Nichols Arboretum to observe migrants making their way north. These leaderless walks are a great opportunity to join with other birders of all skill levels. In addition to the birds, the Arb’s trees and other plants offer delights of their own. Park and meet at the Riverview Court cul-de-sac off Geddes Road at 8:00 a.m.; the walks will end around 11:00 a.m., but participants can leave whenever they prefer.

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Spring Migration Walks in the Arboretum

icon date2 Thursday, May 14, 2020
icon timer 08:00am
icon map marker Riverview Court Cul-de-sac

Join us on Thursday mornings starting at the end of March and going through May at Nichols Arboretum to observe migrants making their way north. These leaderless walks are a great opportunity to join with other birders of all skill levels. In addition to the birds, the Arb’s trees and other plants offer delights of their own. Park and meet at the Riverview Court cul-de-sac off Geddes Road at 8:00 a.m.; the walks will end around 11:00 a.m., but participants can leave whenever they prefer.

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Spring Migration Walks in the Arboretum

icon date2 Thursday, May 21, 2020
icon timer 08:00am
icon map marker Riverview Court Cul-de-sac

Join us on Thursday mornings starting at the end of March and going through May at Nichols Arboretum to observe migrants making their way north. These leaderless walks are a great opportunity to join with other birders of all skill levels. In addition to the birds, the Arb’s trees and other plants offer delights of their own. Park and meet at the Riverview Court cul-de-sac off Geddes Road at 8:00 a.m.; the walks will end around 11:00 a.m., but participants can leave whenever they prefer.

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Spring Migration Walks in the Arboretum

icon date2 Thursday, May 28, 2020
icon timer 08:00am
icon map marker Riverview Court Cul-de-sac

Join us on Thursday mornings starting at the end of March and going through May at Nichols Arboretum to observe migrants making their way north. These leaderless walks are a great opportunity to join with other birders of all skill levels. In addition to the birds, the Arb’s trees and other plants offer delights of their own. Park and meet at the Riverview Court cul-de-sac off Geddes Road at 8:00 a.m.; the walks will end around 11:00 a.m., but participants can leave whenever they prefer.

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New Zealand: Washtenaw Audubon Society International Field Trip

icon date2 Monday, August 03, 2020
icon timer 
icon map marker No location provided or location is TBD

Washtenaw Audubon would like to invite you to join us on another international field trip this year; this time to the beautiful country of New Zealand!  We will be traveling and birding for 13 days (August 3-15, 2020) with Wrybill Birding Tours. We look forward to seeing 115+ species of birds, including most of the endemics only found there. Highlights are 3 species of Penguins, 3 species of Kiwis, some of the rarest shorebirds in the world and a large number of seabirds on multiple pelagic trips, including enormous Albatrosses seen at arms-length. If you are interested in joining us or just simply asking questions or getting more information, please contact  Bryn Martin at brynmartin446@gmail.com. Bryn can send you a very detailed itinerary with pricing, as well as a checklist of birds we plan/hope to see. We are limited to 9 participants and the trip is already filled over half-way, so let us know ASAP if you want to be included! Hope you can join us.

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