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Saving Birds 2015 Calendar of Events


For all events please meet at the Habitat Discovery Center, 5020 North Putnam Road unless otherwise noted.
For additional information/directions, call 231-271-3738. Loaner binoculars are available.

May 2015

Friday, May 8: Our Ron Brown Academy Field Trip
Field trip to Magee Marsh Wildlife Area on Lake Erie

Saturday, May 9, 9 AM - 1 PM: Jack Pine Planting for Kirtland's Warbler
Go to volunteernorthernmichigan.org for information.

Friday, May 15, 9 AM: Volunteer Refresher Day
Open to all! Join us to learn which birds are most apt to nest each year on Charter Sanctuary, and in which of the various habitats each species will be found..

Saturday, May 16, 8 AM: Joint Field Trip with Leelanau Conservancy
At Lighthouse West Preserve with our Executive Director, Kay Charter, and Conservancy docent Ed Ketterer. If the weather is right, it will be a great day for migrants.

Monday, May 18, 6:30 PM: Doug Tallamy Speaks in Elk Rapids
Presentation at the HERTHA building in Elk Rapids. "Saving the Environment One Backyard at a Time". Public welcome.

Saturday, May 23 – Sunday, May 24: Beaver Island "Warblers on the Water"
Check beaverislandbirdingtrail.com to learn more about this event. Saving Birds is a partner in this event; our director will present a program about backyard certification and Board Member Brian Allen will lead field trips. Greg Butcher, International Migratory Species Coordinator for the US Forest Service will be our keynote speaker. No fees to attend. Check out activities and events at: www.beaverislandbirdingtrail.org

Saturday, May 29 – Sunday, June 1: Leelanau Peninsula Birding Festival:
Join us for the Fifth Annual Leelanau Peninsula Birding Festival. Go to: mibirdfest.com to check out activities and field trips – and to register.


June 2015

Monday, June 1 – Friday, June 5, 9 - 3: Volunteers Needed For Garden Redesign
Volunteers needed for redesigning gardens at our Discovery Center. Brian Zimmerman is creating the design. Meet at the Discovery Center, 5020 N. Putnam Road, Omena, MI.

Saturday, June 3, 10-Noon: Wonderful Warblers
More than forty warbler species nest regularly across North America. An even dozen of those nest in numbers in Leelanau County. Join our Executive Director, Kay Charter and Leelanau Conservancy docent Bobbie Poor to discover what those wonderful little nesters are, where they nest and what happens to them in the winter. At the Discovery Center, 5020 N. Putnam Road, Omena, MI.

Saturday, June 6, 9 AM: Bird and Habitat Hike on Charter Sanctuary
Join our Executive Director, Kay Charter, for a hike on Charter Sanctuary. We will check out which birds are still nesting on the Sanctuary. We will discuss various habitats, and you can learn how to improve the habitats on your property. Meet at the Discovery Center, 5020 N. Putnam Road, Omena, MI.

Saturday, June 6,7 AM - 3 PM: Kirtland's Warbler Festival in Roscommon
Visit kirtlandswarbler.org to see schedule or to register.

Saturday, June 13, 9 AM: Bird and Habitat Hike on Charter Sanctuary
Join our Executive Director, Kay Charter, for a hike on Charter Sanctuary. We will check out which birds are still nesting on the Sanctuary. We will discuss various habitats, and you can learn how to improve the habitats on your property. Meet at the Discovery Center, 5020 N. Putnam Road, Omena, MI.

Saturday, June 27, 9 AM: Bird and Habitat Hike on Charter Sanctuary
Join our Executive Director, Kay Charter, for a hike on Charter Sanctuary. We will check out which birds are still nesting on the Sanctuary. We will discuss various habitats, and you can learn how to improve the habitats on your property. Meet at the Discovery Center, 5020 N. Putnam Road, Omena, MI.


July 2015

Saturday, July 4, 9 AM: Bird and Habitat Hike on Charter Sanctuary
Join our Executive Director, Kay Charter, for a hike on Charter Sanctuary. We will check out which birds are still nesting on the Sanctuary. We will discuss various habitats, and you can learn how to improve the habitats on your property. Meet at the Discovery Center, 5020 N. Putnam Road, Omena, MI.

Saturday, July 11, 9 AM: Bird and Habitat Hike on Charter Sanctuary
Join our Executive Director, Kay Charter, for a hike on Charter Sanctuary. We will check out which birds are still nesting on the Sanctuary. We will discuss various habitats, and you can learn how to improve the habitats on your property. Meet at the Discovery Center, 5020 N. Putnam Road, Omena, MI.

Saturday, July 18, 9 AM: Bird and Habitat Hike on Charter Sanctuary
Join our Executive Director, Kay Charter, for a hike on Charter Sanctuary. We will check out which birds are still nesting on the Sanctuary. We will discuss various habitats, and you can learn how to improve the habitats on your property. Meet at the Discovery Center, 5020 N. Putnam Road, Omena, MI.


August 2015

Saturday, August 30: Saving Birds Joins the Leelanau Township Community Foundation to celebrate their 70th Anniversary


September 2015

Saturday, Sept. 10-14: Midwest Birding Symposium in Bay City
Many field trips and activities. Activities will all be held at Doubletree Inn. Doug Tallamy will be keynoter on Saturday evening. Search Midwest Birding Symposium 2015 for more details.

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