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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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Don’t Forget – Tawas Point Birding Festival Is Coming Up In May!

The Tawas Point Birding Festival is coming soon, May 18 – May 20. Join Michigan Audubon and AuSable Valley Audubon at Tawas Point for some of the best birding in Michigan. Loads of migrating birds, especially, but not only many … Continue reading

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Come and Join Us At Our April Meeting

The meeting will be at 7:00 p.m., April 11th at the Camp Inn Lodge, 3111 US-23, about two miles south of Oscoda. Guests are welcome!  High School biology teacher Matt McDougall, in partnership with the Lake Huron Sports Fishing group, and sponsored … Continue reading

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Next AVA Meeting is April 11 at 7 P.M.

Schools were closed, snow plows were delayed in getting to side roads and  the wind was blowing, so we regretfully cancelled our Audubon meeting for Tuesday, March 14. Our next meeting will be as scheduled, April 11 at 7:00 p.m. at … Continue reading

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