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AVA Sandhill Crane Viewing Field Trip

Narrative courtesy of Sue Duncan. Photograph courtesy of Larry VanWagoner. Enjoy! October 25, 2017 at 5:15 pm fourteen intrepid AVA Members left Nester Corner’s gas station in search of Sandhill Cranes. The large, long legged birds had been found many … Continue reading

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AuSable Valley Audubon November 8 Meeting is a Go

We were able to schedule a replacement program  after Thunder Bay had to cancelled the November 7 meeting. AuSable Valley Audubon will meet on  Wednesday, November 8 at 1:00 p.m. at the R.J. Parks Library in Oscoda. Larry VanWagoner and … Continue reading

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Thunder Bay Audubon Nov 7 Canceled

We received the following update from out hosts at Thunder Bay Audubon: Due to a scheduling conflict, the presentation by Tom Funke, on November 7 has been canceled. We have not rescheduled it, so there will be no joint meeting … Continue reading

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Fall Bird Congregations

Not all fall bird groups are colorful, but variety is still there in large numbers. These photos and description are courtesy of AVA members Terry and Mary Baker on Friday, October 13th (click on the photos for a larger image): … Continue reading

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October AVA Field Trip!

Surprise! Fall colors are here. 😀Join your AuSable Valley Audubon friends in a walk at Lumberman’s Monument from the parking lot to the river overlook and back.  Of course, you can also do the stairs or follow the trail that … Continue reading

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Final 2017 M-55 Road Cleanup Is In The Books

  182 Bags of Trash Since Spring 2011 Ten of our members joined forces on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 to make the drive along M-55 a little nicer for viewers and critters. Teams of two worked in a mostly cloudy … Continue reading

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Birding Updates from Our Area

(This update is by the courtesy of Larry VanWagoner. Thanks, Larry!) 9/27/17 Sandhill Cranes We (Sue and Larry) visited the Prescott crane site 10 days ago in the early evening.  We found about 300 cranes foraging in the alfalfa field … Continue reading

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Special Speaker at October 10 AVA Meeting

Caleb Putnam to Address AuSable Valley Audubon October 10, at Tawas High School Caleb  Putnam, the  Michigan Bird Conservation Coordinator for Michigan Audubon Great Lakes and the Michigan Department  of Natural Resources started in  2016, will address the AuSable Valley … Continue reading

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AuSable Valley Audubon’s 2017-2018 Program Schedule

The new program schedule for the 2017-2018 calendar is now available. You may download or view a copy in PDF format at the following link: AVA program schedule 2017-2018 Be sure to get a copy to see all the upcoming … Continue reading

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AuSable Valley Audubon Selected to Participate in Michigan Bat Monitoring Program

AuSable Valley Audubon was among the Michigan groups selected by the Organization for Bat Conservation to participate in the Michigan Bat Monitoring Program and to conduct an acoustic bat monitoring survey as part of its Citizen Bat League. We were … Continue reading

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