Meeting Schedule

DATE       TIME      EVENT/LOCATION

AuSable Valley Audubon
2018-2019 Program Schedule

A copy of the complete meeting schedule can be downloaded
here: AuSableValleyAudubon-2018-2019 Schedule and Brochure

Check website for any program changes:

ausablevalleyaudubon.org

Renew annual memberships 2018-2019

September 8, The Sanctuary field trip

Wilber Township

September 11, Tuesday, 5:00 pm

Tawas Point State Park Pavilion

“History of Tawas Pt St Pk & Lighthouse Tour”

JANE CHANDLER

September 11, Tues 7:00 pm Reg Mtg

  1. Tawas Community Center, Newman St

“Piping Plover Update”

PEGGY RIDGWAY

 

End of September M-55 Rd Cleanup

Meet at the corner M-55 and N.Sand Lk Rd

CAROL BOHMIER, Coordinator

 

October 9, Tues, 11:30 lunch,1:00 Mtg

Wiltse’s Restaurant, F-30, Oscoda

AVA hosts Thunder Bay Audubon

“Listening to Birds”

SAM BURCKHARDT

October,  Midland Canopy Walk  TBA

 

November 13, Tuesday,  1:00 pm

NOTE  change in time and location

AuSable Twp Hall, 4420 N US 23,

AuSable, MI  48750

“AuSable River Artifacts”

ED GRAVLIN &

Professor WILLIAM LOVIS

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Identifies AVA field events

NOTE:CANCELLATIONS due to bad weather are announced on WKJC FM (104.7) the morning of the event or by email to members

Week Nov 5, TBA SACR Migration

Evening, Prescott Staging Area, Carpool

 

December 11, Tuesday,  1:00 pm

Eagle Pointe Plaza, 415 E Main St, Hale, MI

“Bald Eagles”

ALAN BERNARD

 

CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNTS

(You may bird all or part of a day)

DAWN HOOPER

CAROL BOHMIER

 

  1. December 15, Tawas Circle

Meet at Big Boy Restaurant at 7:00 am for

breakfast, maps, and meeting group members.

Meet at Hsing’s Garden Chinese

Restaurant at noon for lunch.

 

  1. December 19, Oscoda Circle

Meet at  Mama’s Kountry Kitchen at 7:00 am

for breakfast, maps and meeting group members.

Meet at G’s Pizzeria & Deli at noon for lunch.

Register for MAS UP MI birding tour  & Mackinaw Raptor Fest

Info at: mackinawraptorfest.org

January 8, 2019   Tuesday,  1:00pm

AuSable Twp Hall, 4420 N US 23

AuSable, MI 48750

“Big Cats”

TONY MARTOGLIO, FWS

 

February 12,   Tuesday,  1:00 pm

  1. Tawas Community Center, Newman St

“Oak Tree Wilt Disease”

ERIC BRANDON

MSU Extension

Great Backyard Bird Count

PEGGY RIDGWAY

Feb 15-17,  Great Back Yd Bird Count

Citizen Scientists count at home and

       elsewhere.  Info at: gbbc.birdcount.org

 

March 12,  Tuesday,  1:00 pm

  1. Tawas Community Center, Newman St

Butterflies”

EMILY KEMNITZ

 

April 9,  Tuesday,  7:00 pm

NOTE: Return to evening program time

Tawas Area High School Media Room

M-55, Tawas City

“Kirtland’s Warbler Now & Future”

KW CONSERVATION TEAM, USFS

 

April  5-7,  Mackinaw City, MI

Mackinac Straits Raptor Watch

& Mackinaw Raptor Fest

Info at: mackinawraptorfest.org

 

End of April    M-55 Rd Cleanup

Meet at M-55 and N.Sand Lake Rd

SUE DUNCAN, Coordinator

 

May 7,  Tuesday,  5:00 pm

NOTE  change in time and location

Trinity Lutheran Church, US 23, Oscoda

5:00 pm social & 5:30 potluck dinner

Election of Officers & Birding Festival

 

May 11,  Cornell Lab Global Big          Day

Volunteers Needed

 

May 16-18,   Tawas Point Birding

Festival

Info at: tawasbirdfest.com

SUMMER FIELD TRIPS  TBA

 

May   Loon Lake Birding walk, Hale

June  Free Kirtland’s Warbler Tours

(Open to the public on Saturdays in June)

Reservations made at Camp Inn Lodge

989-739-2021

August   Chimney Swifts Night Out

August   Picnic Potluck at Rifle River

State  Park

TBA Activities involving birds and flowers do

not always follow a predetermined schedule. To provide optimum viewing, the exact day and time will be announced to members via email or by phone when email is not available.

Become a Member of

AuSable Valley Audubon

Dues payable by September 30.

AVA is a 501(c)(3) organization

 

Pay at meetings or by mail. Mail check payable to  AuSable Valley Audubon to:

 

Patsy Mortimer,   AVA Treasurer

7530 O’Connor Dr., Hale, MI 48739

 

Membership: $15 individual/$20 family  _____

Donation to AuSable Valley Audubon     _____

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The PDF of our complete schedule of events is available here: 2017-18 AVA Program

Sep. 12, 2017   7:00 pm          East Tawas Community Center, 760 Newman Street
Topic: “AVA Bat Survey Member Experiences” Augusta Grumdahl, AmeriCorps – USFS, Dawn Vezina, Org. for Bat Conservation

Oct. 10, 2017  7:00 pm Tawas Area High School, Media Room, M-55, Tawas City
Topic: “Great Lakes Restoration Initiative” Caleb Putnam, Audubon

Nov. 7, 2017 6:30 pm (note time change)       Annual joint meeting with Thunder Bay Audubon George N. Fletcher Public Library, 211 N. 1st Street, Alpena
Topic: “50 Hikes in MI Upper Peninsula” Tome Funke, Nature Writer

Dec. 12, 2017 1:00 pm      Robert J Parks Library, 6010 N. Skeel Ave., Oscoda
Topic: “eBird: How and Why” speakers: Phil Odum, Photographer and Nature Enthusiast

Jan. 9, 2018  1:00pm            East Tawas Community Center, 760 Newman Street
Topic: “45 Years in Review”

Feb. 13, 2018  1:00 pm        Robert J Parks Library, 6010 N. Skeel Ave., Oscoda
Topics “Official Dark Sky Parks” Eric Ostrander, Harrisville St. Park Supervisor;
“Great Backyard Bird Cound” Peggy Ridgeway, Birding Expert

Mar. 13, 2018  1:00 pm      East Tawas Community Center, 760 Newman Street
topic: “Native Plants in the Home Landscape” Gloria Kershaw, Sunrise Side Master Gardener

Apr. 10, 2018   7:00 pm       (Return to evening schedule) Camp Inn Lodge, 3111 US 23, Oscoda
Topic: “Duck Identification”, speaker: Sue Malski, Photographer and Nature Enthusiast

May 8, 2018    5:00 pm           Meeting and potluck at Trinity Lutheran Church, US 23, Oscoda
– 5:00 pm: social
– 5:30 pm Potluck Dinner
Final Plans for 2018 Tawas Migration
Election of officers & Summer Events