Registration Information

The registration fee is $25.00 per adult for activities May 14 -16.  Adults attending only the educational program on May 16 may register at the door for $5.00.  Birders under age 17 participate for free when accompanied by a paying adult.  Guided walks and tour prices are listed on the registration page. (Eventbrite link?)

Due to an 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

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 2:00pm, closing at 8:00pm.
  • Friday and Saturday May 15 & 16–at Knights of Columbus Hall from 6:30am to 8:00pm

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 an 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 much 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?

What’s the refund policy?

No refunds 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?

You can access and change your registration via the Eventbrite website. (link)  For assistance with registration contact Jim Mortimer at j.mortimer@earthlink.net or 773-343-8663

AuSable Valley Audubon thanks Elliot Nelson of MSU Extension for assistance with this Web-based registration program.  Elliot is Michigan Sea Grant Extension Educator for MSU