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***Due to the coronavirus outbreak and an abundance of caution, Detroit Audubon has decided to limit the capacity for field trips, but we are offering many to choose from! Detroit Audubon members will be given the first opportunity to for any in person field trips, so we encourage you to join us here!  Going outside and enjoying nature is a great way to relieve stress and pass these trying times. We encourage you to do so while practicing responsible social distancing. ***

Upcoming Schedule:

Elmwood Cemetery Bird and History Walk

Date: Saturday, July 17th

Time: 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Leaders: Joannie Capuano and Tom Allenson

Fee: $2 General Admission, $1 for Detroit Audubon Chapter members

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 Olmsted and dedicated in 1846, the cemetery provides a unique opportunity to experience the nature, culture, and history of Detroit. This event is great for beginning birders, young birders, or anyone just trying to get outside and explore a new part of the city!

To sign up: Click here to sign up!

Crosswinds Marsh

Date: Saturday, July 24th

Time: 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Leader: Esha Biswas

Fee: $5 General Admission, $3 for Detroit Audubon Chapter members

Crosswinds Marsh boasts over 230 species of waterfowl, upland birds and raptors, including resident nesting Bald Eagles.  This time of year is the perfect time to see the beautiful and acrobatic flights of Barn Swallows as they feed their nestlings.  

To sign up: Click here to sign up!

Eliza Howell Park Wildflowers and Butterflies

Date: Saturday, July 31st

Time: 3:00 pm 

Leader: Leonard Weber

Fee: $2 General Admission, $1 for Detroit Audubon Chapter members

This walk will be led by Leonard Weber, the resident expert on all things nature in Eliza Howell Park. Taking a walk with Leonard through Eliza Howell is an experience everyone should have! Clothing appropriate for walking among the plants is recommended and masks are required for the safety of all.

To sign up: Click here to sign up!

Saturday August 7: Young Birders Palmer Park (registration coming soon)

Saturday August 21: Elmwood Cemetery (registration coming soon)

Saturday August 28: Pointe Mouillee (registration coming soon)

Date TBD: Praying Mantises at Eliza Howell Park

Saturday, September 11: Lake St. Clair Metropark

Saturday, September 18: Elmwood Cemetery

Saturday, October 23: Elmwood Cemetery

Friday, November 5: Owl Prowl @ Oakwoods

Saturday, November 13: Elmwood Cemetery

Detroit Audubon field trips offer fantastic year-round birding opportunities! We visit renowned regional hotspots during the migration season, and other trips focus on the many interesting resident species. Everyone is welcome, especially beginning birders, and you can always bring a friend.

NEW IN 2019: As of January 1st, 2019, Detroit Audubon Chapter Members will receive ticket discounts and opportunities for early registration for popular field trips and events. If you’re interested in having early access and discounts to our programs, consider joining Detroit Audubon as a Chapter Membership. A donation of $30 or more to Detroit Audubon qualifies your entire household to chapter membership benefits for one year. Click here to become a member!