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Tawas Point Birding Festival Species Tally

Follow the link to review the species count from this year’s Tawas Point Birding Festival. Numbers were down a bit from previous years, but still lots of species spotted: BirdList 2017-TPBF-tally

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June AVA Field Trip to Tuttle Marsh Results

(This post is courtesy of Sue Duncan. Thanks Sue!) Wow! The Tuttle at Twilight Au Sable Valley Audubon June field trip on Wednesday, June 7th started off with an exciting find of two Black Billed Cuckoos, almost within touching distance … Continue reading

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Spring Backyard Bird Photos from Iosco

AVA members Terry and Mary Baker submitted these photos from their backyard. These two nest photos were submitted on June 5: There are 4 baby Robins squeezed into this nest which is not far from our front door. There are … Continue reading

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Indigo Buntings moving through Iosco

From AVA member Mary Baker, taken May 15th in Tawas Township: This male Indigo Bunting was seen at my feeder this morning holding bird seed in his mouth.

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Wonderfully Successful M-55 Cleanup

Great Volunteers Keep Doing Good I think we had a record number of volunteers for the M-55 Road Clean Up on May 3, 2017!  This is so wonderful as at first it looked like only eight were going to be … Continue reading

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Spring Backyard Visitor

This photo was taken in Tawas Township on 4/21 and submitted by Terry & Mary Baker. “We rarely see shore birds at our pond, but this Green Heron came to steal some goldfish last Friday. It was camouflaged in the … Continue reading

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M-55 Spring Road Cleanup – Updated 4/30

UPDATE: Greetings from sunny Sand Lake Road, May 3rd, Wednesday!.  See you there. Where:  M-55 and Sand Lake Road parking area. That is 12 miles west of US-23 intersection.  Only 5 miles east of M-65 intersection. What: After a short … Continue reading

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April AVA Activities

Our April activities have been updated with dates and times. See our Upcoming Field Trips page for the details about the what, where, when of our Oscoda Salmon Projects outing and our spring kickoff of the M-55 road cleanup.

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2017 Kirtland’s Warbler Tour Information Is Now Available

In partnership with Huron Pines, Kirtland’s Warbler Alliance, U.S. Forest Service, and Michigan Audubon, the AuSable Valley Audubon (AVA) Chapter conducts our second year of Kirtland’s Warbler tours in our most eastern section of the Huron National Forest called the … Continue reading

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Mackinaw Raptor Fest Highlights

Nine of our AuSable Valley Audubon members attended the Mackinaw Raptor Fest in Mackinaw City on April 8.  The programs were varied and interesting, the dinner excellent. Even though the airline had cancelled the flight of the keynote speaker, he … Continue reading

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