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Spring Migration Bird Bonanza

Saturday, May 27, 2023
9:00 am - 1:30 pm (Expired)
Blandford Nature Center
1715 Hillburn Ave. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Contact & More Info
Contact: Community Programs Coordinator
Email: registrar@blandfordnaturecenter.org
Phone: (616) 735-6240
Event posted by: Blandford Nature Center

Join us on May 27th as we celebrate all things birds! Participants will have the opportunity to go on guided birding hikes or an accessible birding tour with local birding experts. Participants can meet and learn about a few of Blandford’s wildlife ambassador birds, and learn about Wildlife Photography from award-winning photographer, Steve Jessmore.

This event also includes the opportunity for shopping; with books from Books & Mortar, art from Querkus CreativeSon VisualField Sparrow StudiosMatthew GoetzkaRed Hydrant Press, and more! Grand Rapids AudubonFriends of Grand Rapids ParksGR Outside, and The Land Conservancy of West Michigan will all be attending this event with yard games, information and additional resources about their organizations. For our young birders, we will have a bird-themed story time space in the Learning Lab and bird coloring sheets in our schoolhouse.

Pre-registration is available for this event, but not required.

Members: $7
Non-Members: $10
Children 2 & Under: Free

Schedule of Events:

Wildlife Presentation*: 11:30 am–12:00 pm
Wildlife Photography Presentation with Steve Jessmore*: 12:30–1:30 pm
*Presentations will take place in the Mary Jane Dockeray Visitor Center Auditorium 

Birding Hikes & Tours (30 min) let by GR Audubon Club:

Route 1
Back Forty Trails
10:00-10:30 am 11:00-11:30 am 12:00-12:30 pm
Route 2
Bert Hewitt Meadow
 9:15-9:45 am 10:15-10:45 am 11:15-11:45 am 12:15-12:45 pm
Route 3
South Farm Trail
9:30-10:00 am 10:30-11:00 am 11:30 am-12:00 pm 12:30-1:00 pm
Route 4
The Highlands Accessible Trail**
9:45-10:15 am 10:45-11:15 am 11:45 am-12:15 pm

**Tours will go out to The Highlands following our paved pathway, suitable for those with mobility challenges (0.9 miles).

Cancellation Policy:  No refunds available for this event. If you are unsure, you will be able to attend the concert, please plan to purchase tickets at the show. All Community Programs will be held unless there is severe weather, in which case you will receive a full registration refund. Please come prepared for the elements as refunds are not available for weather-related conditions except in the case of severe weather and you have been contacted that the program has been canceled.

Please Note: This program will take place indoors and outdoors. In the event of severe weather, the program will be canceled and participants will be notified of their refund options.