East Tawas City Park has a new addition; one birders can appreciate. It’s a bird hide. The bird hide was built by city employees at no cost to AVA. The hide is meant to disguise curious birders (and the public) as they search for waterfowl, and songbirds in or along the beach of Tawas Bay. Note the viewing windows at different heights and angles in the photos.
AuSable Valley Audubon board members have been supportive of this project since its inception by writing a letter of support for the grant that helped purchase the land and offering advice and opinions on the construction and design of the hide.
Of special interest is the extended part on one end. This extension allows a wheelchair to pull-up flush to the inside viewing area and still have room for the person’s legs and the chair.
Stop by and give the hide a try! It is directly across from the Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant on US 23 in East Tawas. Look for the duck tracks inside, too!