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Rifle River Feast

August 27th, 2019

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Tawas point trip Saturday May 11,2019p

Our trip to Tawas Point was on a cold, intermittent rainy day, May 13. However, many birds were seen and enjoyed and good learning was going on because of our wonderful guide, Sam Burckhardt. Sam is a professional guide, who … Continue reading

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Road cleanup

A small but efficient and hardworking team of 9 met for the spring clean up on M-55 west of Tawas on Saturday, May 4, 2019. Their task was to address two miles of highway which had missed a fall 2018 … Continue reading

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Tawas Festival attendant’s notice!

For you early birders: Big Boy in Tawas will open early just for you. At 6:00AM so that you won’t be hungry on your tour. It will also not chase the birds away with your growling stomach.

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The Biggest Little Birding Festival in the Midwest

May 16-18, 2019 Registration is now open! To Register click Here

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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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