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Kirtland’s Warbler Festival

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May 31, 2024 June 1, 2024

The festival is an educational celebration of the Kirtland’s Warbler, its habitat, and the communities located in the jack pine ecosystem—Kirtland’s Country.

The weekend starts with the Kirtland’s Warbler Festival Kickoff on Friday at the Marguerite Gahagan Nature Preserve in Roscommon. Enjoy a social evening, including a nature hike, social time with beer and wine tasting, and appetizers. Keynote Speaker Kaitlyn Kelly, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, will present “Fight for Survival: Michigan’s Endangered Butterflies.”

On Saturday, from 8 am to 4 pm, is the Kirtland’s Warbler Festival at the CRAF Center, 606 Lake Street, Roscommon, Michigan. Experience Northern Michigan through a variety of activities, including kids’ tent, jack pine tours, nature and educational presentations, featured artist, featured author, live animals, vendors, live music, and much more!

2024 Kirtland’s Warbler Weekend Schedule

Friday Home Opener – Friday May 31, 2024
Marguerite Gahagan Nature Preserve, 585 Southline Rd., Roscommon, MI 48653

8:00 am–10:00 am—Bird Banding Demonstration
5:00 pm—Wine and Beer Tasting with Appetizers
5:00 pm–7:00 pm—Scavenger Hunt
7:00 pm–8:00 pm—Keynote Speaker—Kaitlyn Kelly—Fight for Survival: Michigan’s Endangered Butterflies
8:00 pm-Live Auction

Kirtland’s Warbler Festival – Saturday June 1, 2024
CRAF Center, 606 Lake Street, Roscommon, MI 48653

7:00 am Registration Desk Opens
7:30 am–9:30 am—1st Field Trip
10:00 am–12:00 pm—2nd Field Trip
10:00 am–4:00 pm—Featured Artist—Sherry Nelsen
10:00 am–4:00 pm—Featured Author—Dr. David Evers
10:00 am–4:00 pm—Kid’s Tent, Vendors, Agency personnel, Young Artists’ Contest artwork display, Door prize drawings, and more
11:30 am and 1:30 pm—Kirtland’s Warbler Migration Game—Bill Rapai—Kirtland’s Warbler Alliance
12:00 pm-3:00 pm-Children’s Market
Presentations 12:30 pm – 3:40 pm
12:30 pm–1:20 pm—Dr. Steve Roels—American Bird Conservancy—Seeing the Jack Pine Forest for the Species
1:30 pm–2:30 pm—Dr. David Evers—Loons as Indicators of Mercury in the Environment: Local Beginnings to Global Interests
2:40 pm–3:40 pm—Jim McGrath—Nature Discovery—Michigan’s Turtles in Trouble

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606 Lake Street
Roscommon, MI 48653 United States
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