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4th Annual Leelanau Peninsula Birding Festival

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4th Annual Leelanau Peninsula Birding Festival

Time: June 1, 2014 from 9am to 2pm
Location: Leelanau Peninsula
City/Town: Leelanau County
Website or Map: http://mibirdfest.com
Phone: 231.271.3738
Event Type: festival
Organized By: Leelanau Peninsula Chamber of Commerce
Latest Activity: Jun 1

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Wed. 1–7pm: Pick up registration packets at the Chamber office.

Thurs. 8am-Noon: Choose one of the following:

Lighthouse West/Leelanau State Park/Shuster Easement. Leaders: Ed and Linda Ketterer. Meet at Lighthouse West parking lot at 8am.

Prairie Warbler at Good Harbor Bay. Leader: Ann Hoopfer. Meet at Good Harbor parking lot at 8am; National Park Pass Required.

Cedar River Preserve by boat. Leader: Marlin Bussey. Meet at Bingham Boat Launch at 7:45am.

Thurs. 9am: Bird & Bug Safari for kids at Suttons Bay Wetlands. Leaders Ann McInnis, Bobbie Poor and Jan Ostrowski. Meet at Suttons Bay Visitor’s Center.

Birding by Ear at Teichner Preserve. Doug Cook. Meet at Preserve.

Thurs. 1:30pm: Pyramid Point with Darrell Lawson. Meet at SBDNL headquarters to carpool to PP for a field trip.

Thurs. 3pm: Veronica Valley. Leader Ann Hoopfer. Meet at VV at 3pm.

Fri. 7am:Carpool Caravan leaves for Arcadia Dunes prairie and wetlands (7 hrs.). Brian Allen, Paula Dreeszen and Angie Lucas leaders. Lunch available for fee.

Fri. 8-9am: Choose one of the following:

Prairie Warbler at Good Harbor Bay. Leader Mick Seymour. Meet at Good Harbor parking lot at 8am. *National Park Pass Required.

Otter Creek at SBDNL. Leader Darrell Lawson. Meet at parking lot at Esch Road at 8am. *National Park Pass Required.

Birding by Ear at Teichner Preserve with Doug Cook. Meet at Preserve at 9am.

Charter Sanctuary with Kay Charter. Meet at SBTH parking lot at 9am.

Fri. 1pm: Little Glen Lake. Leader Darrell Lawson. Meet at Mill Pond at Little Glen Lake Park at 1pm.

Fri. 3pm: Veronica Valley, leader Berkeley Gossett. Meet at VV at 3pm.

Fri. 7pm: Birder wrap-up followed by Alice VanZoeren's Piping Plover presentation.

Sat. 6:30am: All day National Lakeshore birding blitz with Mick Seymour. This trip begins at Sleeping Bear Point before going on to a variety of habitats, including forest, wetland, grassland and shorelines. Meet at Mill Pond at Little Glen Lake Park. Lunch in Glen Arbor.

Sat. 7am: Kirtland’s Warbler and Golden-winged Warbler field trip by bus. Jerry Weinrich, Linda Ketterer and Ed Ketterer leaders. Meeting place TBD at 6:45am. All day trip; lunch available for extra fee.

Sat. 8am–Noon: Otter Creek at SBDNL – Leader Brian Allen. Meet at parking lot at Esch Road at 8am. National Park Pass Required.

Sat. 9am-4pm: Optics Day with Enerdyne and Swarovski. Saving Birds Thru Habitat, 5020 N. Putnam Rd., Omena.

Sat. 10am AND 2pm: Digiscoping Workshops with  expert Clay Taylor of Swarovski and optics expert Dick Cookman of Enerdyne.

Sat. 6pm: Catered dinner at SBTH Discovery Center, Omena.

Sat. 7pm: Wrap-up; share experiences, best bird, etc. followed by Presentation: Michigan's Bald Eagles with jerry Weinrich, at SBTH Discovery Center, Omena.

Sun. 9am: Birding for Beginners. Suttons Bay Wetland with Kay Charter. Meet at Suttons Bay Visitors Center Parking lot at 9am.

Sun. 10am: Inland Seas departs for Gull Island. Lunch included. Leaders: Dr. William Scharf and Jenee Rowe. Meet at boat at 9:30am.

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