Saturday, June 01, 2019
No location provided or location is TBD
Please participate in this year's Stinchfield Woods census on Saturday, June 1, from 7 to about noon.
We will enter the Stinchfield Road gate at 7 am, assemble outside the classroom at the Observatory, and divide into groups to hike Stinchfield Woods trails. We will reassemble around 10:45 am to compile a list of all birds seen/heard by all groups. Bring your lunch or a snack if you want to stay to hear about all the great birds. The bird list will also be posted on U-M Birders and at the Stinchfield Woods web page.
If possible, please RSVP to Mary Wise no later than Wednesday, May 29, so we can prepare in advance, marking maps, assigning birders to various locations in the woods, and getting a count of how many people will be attending so we don't over-purchase on snacks such as fruit and sweets. We hope we have access to the classroom but if we do not, be prepared for "primitive facilities" and bring a chair to sit on.
Stinchfield Woods is a mostly hearing event, that is, we won't see but we'll hear most of the birds so we need birders with excellent hearing skills. We also need help from birders who know Stinchfield's trails because its trails are confusing and vegetation dense. We also need recorders who jot down the birds participants are hearing.
We will also post a general invitation to U-M Birders in advance of the Stinchfield event.
We sure hope you can participate this year. If you have questions, please message Mary Wise. And please RSVP to Mary Wise!