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Outing to Sam Burkhardt’s Sanctuary

A Walk In the Woods with Friends… A number of lucky AVA folks walked in a beautiful forest, marveled at an ingenious dam structure and generally loved every minute of being outdoors on a cool, blue sky, early fall morning … Continue reading

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Pine River Campground Potluck Picnic

Our first unofficial activity of the new birding year took place on Friday, August 24 at Pine River Campground. It was a gorgeous mild evening, with very few bugs, and 20 AVA members. 😁 A veritable feast was enjoyed; complete with hotdogs, … Continue reading

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Piping Plovers 2018

  2018 Piping Plover Season-  Oscoda/AuSable By Peggy Ridgway   This season proved to be interesting, challenging and rewarding. Interesting because this was the only known nest site on the Lake Huron side of the U.S. It was located on … Continue reading

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Tawas Point Migration 2018 a Success!

Thank you to everyone who participated or attended the Tawas Point Migration event! Here is the link to the synopsis story (front page!) published by the Iosco News Herald. Update!: here are links to the pages of the article in PDF format … Continue reading

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Local Viewing and Photo of Banded Bald Eagle

AVA member Bill Roth forwarded this photo taken after the May 8th AVA meeting along with the accompanying description. After leaving the meeting last evening, I noticed a Baldie feasting on a fresh road kill. I stopped and it flew … Continue reading

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Barred Owl backyard visitor

Submitted by the Bakers from their backyard in Tawas Township on April 23rd: “This Barred Owl was perched in our Aspen tree. It was hunting for squirrels or rabbits that would come to eat the bird seed scattered on the … Continue reading

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AVA Member Honored

One of the AVA’s busy volunteers is also one of Oscoda’s busiest. Arnie LaRiche was a winner at the Oscoda Volunteer  Appreciation basket raffle on Friday, April 20.  How perfect as he is nearly a 24/7 Volunteer!  

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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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