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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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AVA Sandhill Crane Viewing Field Trip

Narrative courtesy of Sue Duncan. Photograph courtesy of Larry VanWagoner. Enjoy! October 25, 2017 at 5:15 pm fourteen intrepid AVA Members left Nester Corner’s gas station in search of Sandhill Cranes. The large, long legged birds had been found many … Continue reading

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AuSable Valley Audubon November 8 Meeting is a Go

We were able to schedule a replacement program  after Thunder Bay had to cancelled the November 7 meeting. AuSable Valley Audubon will meet on  Wednesday, November 8 at 1:00 p.m. at the R.J. Parks Library in Oscoda. Larry VanWagoner and … Continue reading

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Thunder Bay Audubon Nov 7 Canceled

We received the following update from out hosts at Thunder Bay Audubon: Due to a scheduling conflict, the presentation by Tom Funke, on November 7 has been canceled. We have not rescheduled it, so there will be no joint meeting … Continue reading

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Fall Bird Congregations

Not all fall bird groups are colorful, but variety is still there in large numbers. These photos and description are courtesy of AVA members Terry and Mary Baker on Friday, October 13th (click on the photos for a larger image): … Continue reading

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October AVA Field Trip!

Surprise! Fall colors are here. 😀Join your AuSable Valley Audubon friends in a walk at Lumberman’s Monument from the parking lot to the river overlook and back.  Of course, you can also do the stairs or follow the trail that … Continue reading

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Final 2017 M-55 Road Cleanup Is In The Books

  182 Bags of Trash Since Spring 2011 Ten of our members joined forces on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 to make the drive along M-55 a little nicer for viewers and critters. Teams of two worked in a mostly cloudy … Continue reading

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