Tag Archives: Birding Festivals

Birding trails and festivals abound for Michigan bird-watchers

By Howard Meyerson Peggy Ridgway is no laggard when it comes to organizing bird-watching events. The 73-year-old retired Oscoda school teacher founded the Tawas Point Birding Festival that celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. The popular Lake Huron shoreline event, … Continue reading

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Spring Birding Festivals: Plenty to see and do

By Howard Meyerson Chilean-born biologist Alvaro Jaramillo thinks bird watchers can get too hung up in their field guides and miss opportunities to really see the birds they are watching. Bird recognition, he says, takes place in a part of … Continue reading

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Birding Festivals: Kirtland’s warbler Bahamas connection a highlight at Tawas Point

By Howard Meyerson Dave Ewert isn’t the first to say that the recovery of Michigan’s Kirtland’s warblers has been phenomenal or that 2011 was a record year for the endangered bird. That’s when state and federal biologists, researchers and volunteers … Continue reading

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