Upcoming Young Birder Event:
Wild Bird Hand Feeding with Special Guest "Blue" the Blue Jay! Sunday, October 23, 2016
Come enjoy refreshments and see wildlife up close at this special event at Kensington Metropark.
Full details about this fun event can be found on our Young Birders page.
Upcoming Field Trips:
see the Field Trips page for details and a full list of upcoming field trips Canoe/Kayak the Huron RIver Water Trail, Sunday, October 2, 2016 Enjoy an afternoon paddle on the Huron River Water Trail and view wildlife along the way.
Members must provide all equipment, or if you do not have a boat, secure your reservation by 9/30
*Fall Migration at Heritage Park, Wednesday, October 12, 2016
*Crosswinds Marsh, Sunday, October 16, 2016
We recommend two great resources to help you plan your spring birding trips: 1) our Hot Spots page for lists of numerous birding destinations and 2) the regional bird migration weekly forecasts on eBird's BirdCast birdcast.info
Advance Notice: Upcoming Field Trips
We have two fall/winter field trips out-of-state that might merit attention now.
The attached flyer describes trips to Indiana for Cranes in November and Niagara Falls in December. Hotels reservations should be made early. See the flyer and proceed as instructed, if you are interested.
Things to do:
- Learn more about birds this spring and summer through volunteer work such as bird banding, nest-box monitoring, and conducting bird surveys.
- Check out the new Polk Penguin Conservation Center at the Detroit Zoo. It is home to 70 penguins.
- Promote an interest in native wildlife including birds, other animals and plants and advocate the preservation of wildlife habitats in Michigan.
- Provide on a local level, access to the natural world through activities and social media such as meetings, field trips, newsletter, website, facebook, twitter and blogs.
OAS is a chapter of Michigan Audubon Society. We have served Oakland County, Michigan since 1958.
Photo credits this page: Robert Epstein, Joan Tisdale