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Leelanau BirdFest

June 2 - June 5


Join us for Saving Birds Thru Habitat’s first annual birding festival where you can select from more than a dozen field trips featuring Kirtland’s Warbler, nesting endangered Piping Plovers, nesting Trumpeter Swans, Bobolinks, Dickcissels, warblers, flycatchers, vireos, and late migrants.  Several locations in Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore, Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy’s popular, large, restored grassland, three Leelanau Conservancy preserves, and a small urban jewel that hosts nesting Wood Ducks.  You could also sign up for “Wine and Birds,” a field trip at a Leelanau County winery with great bird habitat.

Evening programs include a Kirtland’s Warbler program by Kirtland’s expert Keith Kentigh, on Friday evening. “Birds of Peru,” by Brian Allen, one of Michigan’s top and most traveled birders on Saturday evening:  Brian’s program is a fascinating look at Peru’s culture, history, people, birds, and one of the most terrifying mountain roads you will ever see on the way to seek a particular bird.  We end Sunday morning with a presentation about “The little things that run the world (E. O. Wilson)” by Brian Zimmerman.


Habitat Discovery Center
5020 N. Putnam Road
Suttons Bay, MI 49674 United States
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Saving Birds Thru Habitat
Cornell Lab of Ornithology

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