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Bird Sitting at the Ransom Nature Preserve

Ransom Nature Preserve 45.322896, -85.138426

This hilltop preserve with splendid views offers a delightful mixture of habitats, which allows it to support a wide diversity of bird species. Scarlet Tanagers and Indigo Buntings have been regular in the past.  Great-crested Flycatcher nested at this location in recent years.  Rose-breasted grosbeak, various woodpeckers, various sparrows and even some warblers are all…

Bird Hike at the Rogers Family Homestead Preserve

Rogers Family Homestead Preserve 45.132984, -85.129002

The Rogers Family Homestead Preserve, along the Jordan River, offers a strong mixture of habitat that is sought after by both migrating and breeding birds.  Darrell Lawson, current president of PRAS, will be on hand to identify the birds that we see and hear and to answer any questions that may come up.  Meet at the parking…

Spring Lake Park Bird Walk

Spring Lake Park 1590 Harbor-Petoskey Road, Petoskey

Meet at the gazebo, and we’ll walk the flat trails, boardwalk, and paved rail trail along Mud Lake to Round Lake. Loaner binoculars will be available.  The leisurely-paced walks will last about 2 hours, but participants are free to come and go as their schedules allow. We’ll be sharing the wonders of spring migration, a…