Field Trips with Guides

Bird Banding

 

Guided walks at Tawas Point State Park

Tawas Point State Park Guided Walks and Friendly Birder Stations

Friday and Saturday, May 18 and 19

  • 7:00 to 10:00 AM – Bird Banding at Tawas Point State Park with Ed Pike and Selena Creed. (no registration required)

(Weather permitting) Look for the mist nets along the sidewalk to the campground on the end near the gift shop.

  • 8:00 to Noon – Friendly Birder Stations – Local birders show and share info on birds being seen right now. (no registration required)
    • Feeder Seating Area near the parking lot with Ruth and Dave Golm
    • Start of the Two Track Road near the Lighthouse with Moira Maus
    • The Bench by the Bay on the sidewalk to the campground on the end near the gift shop with Al Turner (Note: This will overlap with the bird banding)
  • Guided Walks
    Registration Required. See Registration Page for Details: here

    • 7:00 to 9:30 AM
      • The Two Track Road with Elliott Nelson
      • The campground and beyond with TBD
      • The Lighthouse, blacktop and beach with TBD
    • 10:00 to Noon
      • The Two Track Road with Elliott Nelson
      • The campground and beyond with TBD
      • The Lighthouse, blacktop and beach with TBD

Car Pool Field Trips to birding hot-spots in Iosco County

Car Pool Field Trips

Car-pool field trips depart from the Bay Inn at 1020 W Lake Street (US 23) in Tawas City.

  • Field Trips will be limited to 12 participants to assure best communication with guides.
  • Register for trips on the registration page.
  • Please come to the Bay Inn at least 15 minutes before departure to coordinate car-pooling and receive a map.

Thursday – May 17

  • 6:30 to 9:00 PM – Tuttle Marsh at dusk with Carl Racchini
  • 8:00 to 10:00 PM – Whip-poor-wills in the Moonlight with Larry VanWagoner and Hoopers

Friday and Saturday – May 18 and 19

  • 7:00 to 11:30 AM – Loon Lake Nature Park, Hale with Peggy Ridgway or Dawn Hooper
  • 7:00 to 11:30 AM – Sunrise Side Birding Trail Sites, Oscoda with Phil Odum
  • 7:00 to 11:30 AM – Kirtland’s Warblers and other birds, Oscoda with US Forest Service guides
  • 6:30 to 9:00 PM – Tuttle Marsh at dusk with Carl Racchini
  • 8:00 to 10:00 PM – Whip-poor-wills in the Moonlight with Larry VanWagoner and Hoopers

Free Kirtland’s Warbler Car Pool Tours after the Migration on May 20 and 21, June 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30 plus July 1.

  • Call Camp Inn Lodge for reservations 989-739-2021.
  • Professional Guides: Sam Burckhardt or Matt Hegwood
  • Brought to you by AuSable Valley Audubon (AVA), AVA member donations, Northeast Michigan Council of Governments and Giving Tuesday donors.