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Leelanau Peninsula Birding Festival

Time: June 2, 2013 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 2, 2013

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Event Description

Wed. Noon–6pm: Sign in and pick up packets at Fountain Point. Meet and Greet; refreshments.

Thurs. 7am: Bus leaves Fountain Point for Arcadia Dunes prairie; 7 hours. Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy leaders. Lunch available for additional fee. Meet at Fountain Point at 6:45am.

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.

Saving Birds Thru Habitat. Leader: Marlin Bussey. Meet at SBTH 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: Berkeley Gossett. Meet at Fountain Point 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. 1pm: Piping Plover at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Headquarters. Meet at Park HQ.

Thurs. 2pm: Veronica Valley. Leader Ann Hoopfer. Meet at Fountain Point at 1:45pm.

Fri. 8am: Choose one of the following:

Prairie Warbler at Good Harbor Bay. Leader Leonard Graf. Meet at Good Harbor parking lot. *National Park Pass Required.

Otter Creek at SBDNL. Leader Brian Allen. Meet at parking lot at Esch Road. *National Park Pass Required.

Cedar River Preserve by boat. Leader Marlin Bussey. Meet at Fountain Point at 7:45am.

Fri. 1pm: Piping Plover at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Headquarters. Meet at Park Headquarters.

Fri. 1pm: Little Glen Lake. Search for Least Bittern. Leader Brian Allen. Meet at National Park HQ.

Fri. 7pm: Jerry Weinrich: Life with Adele Penguins.

Sat. 7am: Field trip by bus. Kirtland’s Warbler and Hartwick Pines (Evening Grosbeak; Red-shouldered Hawk).  Lunch included. Jerry Weinrich, Linda & Ed Ketterer leaders. Meet at Fountain Point, 6:45am.

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

Cedar River Preserve by boat. Leader Berkeley Gossett. Meet at Fountain Point at 7:45am.

Otter Creek at SBDNL. Leader Brian Allen. Meet at parking lot at Esch Rd. *National Park Pass Required.

Sat. 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. Includes Beginning Birding Walk. Leader Kay Charter.

Sat. 2pm: Digiscoping with Wayne Pope at Fountain Point.

Sat. 6pm: Catered dinner at Fountain Point.

Sat. 7pm: Brian Allen: Michigan Big Year; at Fountain Point.

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

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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