Detroit Audubon field trips offer fantastic year-round birding opportunities!. We visit renowned regional hotspots during the migration season.Other trips focus on the many interesting resident species. All trips are free unless otherwise noted. Everyone is welcome, especially beginning birders, and you can always bring a friend.
The day before each trip,
- Please contact the Detroit Audubon office at 313-960-3399, or email either the office at staff@DetroitAudubon.org the field trip leader by 5 PM. Email is preferred.
- Leave your name, email address, phone number, and the number of people in your party.
This will tell us how many to expect, and we can notify you of any changes.
- If you want to carpool or are willing to let somebody else ride along with you, let us know by email at staff@DetroitAudubon.org or call 313-960-3399.
Please note that Schedule is subject to change. Please confirm all dates and times before the event.
For maps of all Metroparks, see http://www.metroparks.com/ParkMaps
Belle Isle, Detroit
Date: Saturday November 25
Time: 9 am – noon (you can leave earlier if you’d like)
Meeting Location: Belle Isle Nature Center, Detroit
Leader: Jim Bull
This gem of Detroit’s park system (now a state park) is an excellent birding location for viewing migrant and wintering waterfowl! We will caravan around the island making several stops to look at waterfowl on the river, possible Peregrine Falcons on buildings across the river, and songbirds along a wooded nature trail and at the nature center bird feeding station.
Directions: Take Jefferson to the Belle Isle Bridge. Cross over and drive to the east end of the island and park in the Nature Center parking lot. State park pass or daily use fee required.
Saturday December 2nd at 9 am
Leader: Detroit Audubon Program Coordinator
This is one in a series of walks to explore the birds, unique landmarks, and history of this beautiful 86-acre cemetery which is among the top “must-see” historic sites in Detroit. Designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmstead and dedicated in 1846, the cemetery provides a unique opportunity to experience the nature, culture, and history of Detroit. Other dates for trips to Elmwood are April 15, May 13 and 27. Summer field trips will be announced in the next issue.
Location: 1200 Elmwood Avenue, Detroit, MI 48207. Park near the cemetery headquarters or on the road along the edge of the pond.