Summer Break: We won't be having any programs during July and August, just some field trips. See you in September when our program meetings return.
Upcoming Field Trips: see the Field Trips page for details *Pointe Mouillee SGA, Saturday, August 20, 2016 *Local Parks, Wednesday, August 24, 2016 *Lake Erie Metropark, Sunday, August 28, 2016 *NUTHATCH OPEN, Saturday, September 10, 2016 *Kensington Metropark, Wednesday, September 14, 2016 *Lake St. Clair Metropark, Saturday, September 17, 2016 *Canoe/Kayak the Huron RIver Water Trail, Sunday, October 2, 2016 *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
Nuthatch Open!! Coming Soon
The 5th Annual Nuthatch Open, a competitive birding event, will be taking place on Saturday, September 10, 2016. This event is conducted within Oakland County with teams of up to four participants seeking as many birds as possible. Trophies, and after-party cookout and fun comparing notes after a tough day of birding. And it all supports our Young Birders Program. The attached flyer has the rules, details and more. We hope to see you there competing.
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