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Mackinaw Raptor Fest 2018

Its now in the books. For those of you who were there, you saw some great programs, although it was cold outside. Mackinaw Straits Raptor Watch put on a great event. If you weren’t there, put this event on your … Continue reading

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Recognizing Ed Cole

Recognizing Ed Cole for his Contributions to AuSable Valley Audubon as part of the 45th Anniversary Celebration Ed joined the AuSable Valley Audubon about 12 years ago –when he was in his mid-80’s! Since then he has been an active … Continue reading

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Coming Up In February!

The  Great Backyard Bird Count is our next birding adventure (February 16th to the 19th)! Come to the February 13th meeting at the Robert J Parks Library, 6010 N. Skeel Ave., Oscoda, to learn how easy and fun it is … Continue reading

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January Field Trip Swan Search

  (Update added 1/28: …“A day or two can make a big difference when birding. Approximately 148 Trumpeter Swans  were seen on the river Saturday 1/27/18 while on Sunday, just at Iargo, over 60! Keep looking everywhere!!” – Sue D.) … Continue reading

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AVA Field Trip – Swan Search Fri 1-26

Have you ever been on a Snipe hunt? How about looking for Timberdoodles? Well….now it’s time to go on a swan search!😁 With warmer weather there have been some open places on the AuSable River where swans have recently been … Continue reading

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AVA January Meeting and 45th Anniversary Celebration

On Tuesday, January 9th, the AuSable Valley Audubon chapter held its first meeting of the new year. It was a celebration of 45 years of birding in Iosco county and the sunrise side of Michigan. Here are the links to … Continue reading

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7 Partridges in a Crabapple Tree

I was sitting at my desk on the second story of my home on New Year’s Day, 1/1/2018. I noticed movement in a window that overlooks a large crabapple tree. Looking out I saw not one, not two, not three, … Continue reading

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CBC 2017 Tawas and Oscoda Circles Summary

                    How Fast Can You Count? A very casual report of the AVA Christmas  Bird Counts by Sue Duncan The two Christmas Bird counts done in Iosco County for 2017 were so different, and yet so alike! They were alike … Continue reading

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Christmas Bird Count 2017

Volunteers are out counting. Check this space for updates!

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AVA December 2017 Meeting In The Books

December Meeting a Wrap of Year 2017 Twenty-nine AVA members met at the R. J Parks Library in Oscoda on December 12 from 1-3:30. They were there to see birder friends and to learn about using the eBird application. There … Continue reading

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