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May Program: Dr. John Hartig will tell us the story behind the establishment of the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 7:30 PM.

Upcoming Field Trips:  see the Field Trips page for details

  *Bird Banding - Lake St. Clair Metropark, Saturday, April 23, 2016 - Young Birders Club event
  *Kensington Metropark, Wednesday, April 27, 2016
  *Frog Stroll - Rose Oaks County Park, Friday, April 29, 2016
  *Stony Creek Metropark, Saturday, April 30, 2016
  *Pointe Pelee, Saturday, May 7, 2016
  *Spring Migrants, Wednesday, May 11, 2016
  *North American Migration Count, Saturday, May 14, 2016
  *Pointe Mouillee SGA, Sunday, May 15, 2016
  *More Spring Migrants, Wednesday, May 18, 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

Things to do

  • Celebrate Earth Day, April 22, 2016.  Check with your local park or metropark for volunteer opportunties to clean up the parks.

  • The OAS baseball cap can still be purchased directly from Phil Bugosh, OAS publicity officer, while supplies last.

Our Mission

  • 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:  Joan Tisdale

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