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Minors traveling on Washtenaw Audubon Society field trips without a parent or guardian must bring with them a completed and signed copy of the consent form available by clicking here: Field Trip Permission, Medical Release, and Waiver of Liability (PDF)

Weekend Walk for Birds at Ford Lake

icon date2 Sunday, February 02, 2020
icon timer 09:00am
icon map marker North Bay Park - Grove Street Entrance

Join us for as for a fantastic February bird walk. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join us. Extra binoculars will be available for those that are new and without. More details available on the Washtenaw Audubon Society website events page. Meet at the Grove Street entrance to North Bay Park (map below). 

Leaders: Juliet Berger & Matthew Spoor

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Upper Peninsula Weekend for Birds

icon date2 Saturday, February 08, 2020
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icon map marker Plaza Motor Motel

Come explore the winter wonderland of birding that is the UP. Great Gray Owl, Northern Hawk Owl, Snowy Owl, Pine Grosbeak, Evening Grosbeak, Sharp-tailed Grouse, Ruffed Grouse, Bohemian Waxwing, Canada Jay, Common Raven and Boreal Chickadee are all possible species on this field trip.

We will meet in the parking lot of the Plaza Motor Motel in Sault St. Marie, MI at 8 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday to bird all day Saturday and Sunday morning.

Most will be staying at the Plaza Motor Motel in Sault Ste. Marie Friday and Saturday. If you use the discount code 5OFF, you will save $5 per night. This hotel will likely sell out, so make your reservations early. There are several other hotels in town as well.

This trip is free and open to anyone who would like to explore the area. We do ask that you take a moment to register (use the form below) so that we know how many to expect and plan appropriately. If you have any questions, please call or text Matthew Spoor at 701-610-1203

Leaders: Juliet Berger & Matthew Spoor

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Weekend Walk for Birds at Gallup Park

icon date2 Sunday, February 16, 2020
icon timer 09:00am
icon map marker Gallup Park - East Parking Lot

Join us for as for a fantastic February bird walk. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join us. Extra binoculars will be available for those that are new and without. Meet at Gallup Park Parking Lot located at the east terminus of Gallup Park Road (map below).

Leaders: Juliet Berger & Matthew Spoor

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Weekend Walk for Birds at Matthaei Botanical Gardens

icon date2 Sunday, February 23, 2020
icon timer 09:00am
icon map marker Matthaei Botanical Gardens

Join us for as for a fantastic February bird walk. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join us. Extra binoculars will be available for those that are new and without. More details available on the Washtenaw Audubon Society website events page. Meet at parking lot in front of the conservatory.

Leaders: Juliet Berger & Matthew Spoor

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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
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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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