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Kirtland’s Warbler Tours

May 27 - June 26


The Kirtland’s Warbler isn’t Michigan’s State Bird, but in the hearts and minds of many state residents, it is just that. Once living on the brink of extinction, the Kirtland’s Warbler has taken significant steps toward recovery, though it remains on the State Endangered Species list. A few counties in the northern Lower Peninsula represent its primary nesting area, but in recent years nesting pairs have been recorded in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Wisconsin, and Ontario.

Michigan Audubon, in collaboration with Hartwick Pines State Park, will hold Kirtland’s Warbler Tours from 7 a.m. on Fridays and 7 and 11 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. All tours will meet in the parking lot of the Hartwick Pines Visitors Center. There is no cost, but a Recreation Passport is required to enter the park.

Tour sizes will be limited to 20 people or less. Participants will be required to pre-register. Participants are required to wear a mask and practice social distancing while on the tour. If you have a fever, respiratory symptoms, or are just not feeling well, please stay home.

If you have questions regarding Kirtland’s Warbler Tours, you may email Craig Kasmer of Hartwick Pines State Park at kasmerc@michigan.gov or Michigan Audubon at events@michiganaudubon.org.


Hartwick Pines Visitors Center
3612 State Park Dr.
Grayling, MI 49738 United States


Michigan Audubon
Cornell Lab of Ornithology

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