Thursday, November 19, 2015

Manistee Christmas Bird Count Dec. 19, 2015

Join the Manistee Audubon members for the Christmas Bird Count on Saturday Dec. 19.

If you like being outdoors and can stand a little winter weather AND have an interest in birds and wildlife you can help.  Join a group in the field to count all the bird species we can find in our count circle or count your own yard or feeders.  The count takes place within the circle on the map below:

To join the count and a field party contact Brian Allen at 231-510-9380 (accepts text messages) or to count your feeders or yard contact Don Kogut at 723-5928 (voice only).

Also new this year (or back to the old tradition) we will meet after the count at the Lake Bluff Audubon center at 5:30 PM for a compilation dinner.  Bring your results and if you would like something to pass.  The club will provide veggies and lasagna.

Help us to stay near the top of the best counts in Michigan.  Despite having fewer birders our great location on the water and along the rivers makes it possible to see up to 80 species of birds in the area.  This total is about as good as any count in Michigan.  See you soon!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

November 11 Program:  Tim Granger and Birds of the Winter

Join us at 7:00 for a program at the Lake Bluff Audubon Center.  Public invited.  Tim's program will cover the birds of the Manistee area during our typical winters from the common feeder visitors to the rare birds of the shore, fields and woods.