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2022 TAWAS POINT MIGRATION MAY 13-15 –
An adventure with AuSable Valley Audubon
15t Spring Birding Event
Tawas Point State Park, MI
NO pre-registration is necessary, registration
is only available on Fri. & Sat. at the
registration table near the Tawas Point
Local birding guides will be available at
multiple stations throughout Tawas Point
(free to all) 8 am-12 pm Fri and Sat.
Information will be available for birding
spots in Hale, Oscoda, Tawas City, and East
Tawas, such as Tuttle Marsh, largo
Springs, Lumberman’s Monument, and the
Scenic River Road Byway.
Tell Discussions and updating of bird sighting
lists will take place near the Lighthouse on
Fri. & Sat. at noon & 5 pm.
Unfortunately, NO Kirtland’s Warbler ‘
tours will be provided.
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TAWAS POINT MIGRATION HISTORY
Tawas Point, located on the Northeast Michigan
shore of Lake Huron is a natural birding hot spot in
the Spring as migrating birds follow the shoreline
to summer nesting habitats. Songbirds, water birds
and raptors all may be seen at this location and
throughout loco County principally in May.
Since 2006, uSable Valley Audubon has hosted a
Spring birding event to celebrate nature with
fellow birding enthusiasts. This event has attracted
participants from across the US and internationally.
Michigan Audubon promoted and organized this
event for many years. The expertise provided and
their depth of involvement with the local chapter
was a huge influence on its continued success.
Since 2018 the local chapter, uSable Valley
Audubon has been the sole organizing entity.
The present event at Tawas Point State Park offers
casual birding for birders of all levels. Participants
will find friendly and helpful local birders available
at various key areas to interact one-on-one and to
answer questions about local amenities, other
nearby hot spots, and bird identification.
Go to www.ausablevalleyaudubon.org for further
information on the May 13-15, 2022 event.,
12 oak trees planted at TAwas Point State Park loop #3 on Sat. May 8. Thanks to 8 hard working members.
Bill Roth 23 April had some nice sightings today. I traveled down to Pinconning Park and Nayanquing Pt in Linwood . A Wilson’s Snipe, a Great Horned Owl with Owlets in an old Baldie nest (very hard to photo because over 1/4 mile away), Blue winged Teal ( many), Flock of 15 American White Pelicans, Yellowlegs and something I never expected, a Tri colored Heron. Didn’t realize how small they are. I saw it feeding along bay shore and then it flew up onto a dead ash. Was posing for me for several minutes and able to get very close to the Heron. If anyone is traveling downstate, try to hit this area right now, many birds. Just contact me and will give you directions and try to be of help.
Story of owlet saved at Greenbush Golf course by David & Ruth Golm. Owlet discovered along roadside while walking. After many phone calls the ARK group in St. helen suggested to build a cage around it to protect from predators & hopefully mom would return to feed & save. Beach towel was used to move into cage & help protect from 20 degree night temps. Owlet survived night, but NO sign of mom visit. So at 4pm Golm’s transported Owlet to Tawas for ARK rep to return to rehab area for future growth. Chick gobbled down 4 mice once in new transport cage. Hope it will survive & be returned to Gbgcpro in the near future.
The May meeting will be at the Warrier Pavillion on Van Ettan Lake
Annual Potluck and elections.
Please RSVP attendance to:
Dawn Hooper: email@example.com
Summer field trips: August 10 @ Glennie Library “Wildflowers at the Labyrinth” 10 am
TBA Tour Osprey Platforms
Join us February 12-15, 2021
Count one or all four days in your backyard, neighborhood, woodland or along river corridors.
We will have a potluck get together on August 18 around 4pm.
South shelter area at Oscoda Beach Park.
Meeting at 4 eat at 5.
Bring chair, own service & beverage.
Masks & folding chair needed.
Making decisions on AVA role during COVID-19 situation.
A bunch of members installed some birdhouse at Blue Horizon the other day.