Tawas Point Migration 2020
This event has been cancelled due to the Corona Virus
The registration fee is $25.00 per adult for activities May 14 -16. Adults attending only the educational presentations on May 16 may register at the door for $5.00. Birders age 17 and under participate for free when accompanied by a paying adult. Guided walks and tour prices are listed on the registration page.
Due to a historically overwhelming response to our guided tours, we must limit registration to 4 tours per person. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we endeavor to make this a great adventure for all.
Event Registration by credit card is at our Eventbrite link below:
If you cannot register online, please call 989-362-8643 at the Tawas Area Chamber of Commerce for assistance.
Registration Check-in and Information Desk
- Thursday, May 14 – Opens at Knights of Columbus Hall in East Tawas at 2:00 pm, closing at 8:00 pm.
- Friday and Saturday, May 15 & 16–at Knights of Columbus Hall from
6:30 am to 8:00 pm
Knights of Columbus Hall (now Rushman Hall) is located at
821 Newman Street in East Tawas
Frequently Asked Questions:
What should I bring to the event?
Binoculars are essential for any birding trip. Spotting scopes are helpful on some trips but are by no means necessary.
How should I dress?
Due to widely variable weather, we suggest you dress in layers to be prepared. At a minimum, a sweater under a windbreaker jacket or waterproof rain jacket is recommended. Warm socks and light gloves are also recommended. Depending on the weather conditions during the event, very warm clothing including winter coats, heavy footwear, winter hats, and winter gloves may be very welcome on early morning tours, especially at Tawas Point State Park which is often 20 to 30 degrees cooler than inland birding. Rising Lake Huron water levels make boots handy for walking near shore and to the tip of the Point. Ticks are often a problem at this time of year. Wearing long pants tucked into socks can help prevent bites.
How much walking is involved in the field trips?
All field trips include at least some walking. Walks at Tawas Point State Park take place on crushed gravel or packed dirt trails as well as on some sidewalks, parking lots and lawns. Carpool and other field trips take place at a variety of locations and walking will be on a variety of surfaces. Expect slow-paced walking and standing for most trips.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
- For questions about registration contact Jim Mortimer or 773-343-8663
- For questions about the event and field trips contact Sue Duncan
What’s the refund policy?
No refunds are available. All sales are final.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
When registering online you will have the choice of either printing your own ticket or picking your ticket up at the registration desk. If you lose your ticket, new tickets can be printed at the registration desk during the event.
Can I update my registration information?
AuSable Valley Audubon thanks Elliot Nelson for assistance with this Web-based registration program. Elliot is a Michigan Sea Grant Extension Educator.