January 21, 2009

Winter Bird Programs - SW Michigan

Here's a sample of programs happening in our area. Enjoy!

Young Birders' Bird-a-rrific Bonanza!:
Kalamazoo Junior Audubon - Saturday, January 24, 2008, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Meet: Kalamazoo Nature Center, 7000 N. Westnedge Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49009

Shake the snow from your feathers and join us as we play bird-games, learn interesting bird-facts and eat yummy bird-food snacks and pizza. Fun, hands-on stations will be set up for you and your family to explore the fascinating world of birds and we'll end the day with Bird Jeopardy where you can win exciting prizes.

Winter Bird Walk
Wolf Lake Fish Hatchery Visitor's Center - February 14, 10:00 am

Join the Audubon Society of Kalamazoo to discover the many birds that stay in Michigan throughout the winter. We will be taking part in the Great Backyard Bird Count by keeping track of what we see and submitting the information to a national database. The program lasts approximately 90 minutes.

Great Backyard Bird Counts:
Bernard W. Baker Sanctuary, Bellevue - February 13 - 15
Otis Farm Bird Sanctuary, Hastings - February 13 - 15

Visit the sanctuary, meet the manager, and help Michigan Audubon count birds in over 1,000 acres of backyard bird habitat!

All Ages Birds of Prey Program:
Pierce Cedar Creek Institute - Friday, February 20, 7:00 - 8:30pm
Member Adults $6; Member Children $4; Non-Member Adults $8; Non-Member Children $6)

The Outdoor Discovery Center (ODC) presents live birds of prey. Guests will come face to face with many of Michigan’s native hawks and falcons. This informative presentation will include such topics as raptor adaptations, hunting tactics and migration. Be sure not to miss the opportunity to be up-close to some of nature’s most efficient winged hunters!