Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Adventures and Birding in Borneo

Meeting and program at 7:00 PM Wednesday September 13, 2017.  Location: at the Manistee Youth Center (former Manistee Armory on First St.)

In January and February this year Brian Allen joined with a small group of Michigan birders and visited Malaysian Borneo.  The visit included touring Dermakot Forest Preserve, one of the most remote reserves in Borneo that still has a nearly full compliment of original wildlife including pygmy elephant, orangutans, gibbons, and clouded leopards.  Borneo is one of the earth's greatest biodiverstity hotspots and is under considerable threat from oil palm plantations.  The Dermakot preserve is one success story that Brian will be happy to report.

Friday, June 9, 2017

All are welcome to attend – June 14, Wed., 7pm Birding field trip to Magoon Creek. Join us as we hike and bird along this public but quiet Lake Michigan Shoreline Recreational Park. Birding enthusiasts will be there with their spotting scopes and knowledge. We will meet at the front entrance parking lot. Magoon Creek has 1 1/2 miles of marked trails. Magoon Creek is located south of Manistee off Red Apple Rd. between Fox Farm Rd & Wildwood. For more info call Barry at 231-889-4892 or Gloria at 231-723-2625

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Wed. July 12, 2017 Program at Oak Grove Funeral Home (yes, that's right!) 309 Parkdale Ave. Manistee 7:00pm.

 Michigan Reptiles & Amphibians Alive

 Michigan is home to over 50 species of reptiles and amphibians, yet, many are unknown or misunderstood by most Michigan citizens. Meet live native frogs, turtles and snakes specific to Manistee County while learning about their identification, habitat needs and interesting behaviors. Also learn what you can do to help them survive. At the presentation's conclusion participants will have the opportunity to watch some of them being fed - and even hold a snake!

Join us for this always popular program by Jim and Carol McGrath.  Get a seat early, kids love this program!

Monday, May 8, 2017

Manistee Audubon Program this Wednesday May 10th.

Birds of the Sleeping Bear Dunes. "Join Wayne Pope for a narrated slide show focusing on birds found in Michigan's Sleeping Bear Dunes. Keynote species such as piping plover, trumpeter swan and many others will be explored with still photos and video clips. Wayne Pope is an adjunct photography instructor at Lansing Community College." Visit his website at: waynerpope.com 
No NAMC this weekend!  The state compiliers have cancelled this event due to lack of a national data bank for it and possibly due to the increased use of eBird to store information.

Please get out this weekend and bird on your own wherever you like.

Contact me if you are interested in getting together for a brown bag lunch and birding conversation that afternoon.


Friday, March 17, 2017

Among the Fur Seals – A Birding Adventure on St. Paul Island, Alaska

In September of 2016, four members of the Petoskey Regional Audubon Society took a trip to Alaska. They spent five days on the remote St. Paul Island.  Current Petoskey Regional Audubon Society president Darrell Lawson will present a photographic and informational journey through their adventure, providing details of the island's rich history, culture, and wildlife.

Join us at the Lake Bluff Audubon Center on Wednesday April 12th at 7:00 for this program as well as discussion about Manistee area wildlife and bird sightings and refreshments.  Public is welcome!