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Belle Isle Park

icon date2  Sunday, May 20, 2018
icon timer  07:00am
icon map marker Belle Isle Park Nature Center

Belle Isle is the jewel of the Detroit parks system, and in spring migration the woods there can be full of migrating birds. Up to 20 warbler species in a day can be seen, making this nearby locale nearly as good as the more famous hotspots of Magee Marsh and Point Pelee, but without the crowds or hassle of border crossings. Migration should still be going strong in the third week of May, and we'll cover as much of the island as we can looking for flocks of warblers, thrushes, sparrows, and around the perimeter of the island any lingering water birds. Around this time in 2017, a birder found the island's first ever Kirtland's Warbler. Maybe we'll get lucky!

Join us and trip leader Allen Chartier. Meet at the nature center at 7:00 a.m.


Minors traveling on Washtenaw Audubon Society field trips without a parent or guardian must bring with them a completed and signed copy of the consent form available by clicking here: Field Trip Permission, Medical Release, and Waiver of Liability (PDF)