JOIN US ON A FIELD TRIP

JOIN US ON A FIELD TRIP

From birds in migration to butterflies in summer, most trips are free and open to the public!

JOIN US ON A FIELD TRIP

From birds in migration to butterflies in summer to gulls at the dump, you're bound to find something new and exciting. Most trips are free and open to the public!

EVENING PROGRAMS

EVENING PROGRAMS

We bring interesting birding and natural history programs to you. Free and open to the public.

EVENING PROGRAMS

We bring interesting speakers to you, followed by coffee, snacks, and socializing. These informative and entertaining programs are free and open to the public.

SPECIAL EVENTS

SPECIAL EVENTS

We bring you special events, like the Christmas Bird Count and the county-wide North American Migration Count.

SPECIAL EVENTS

We bring you special events, like the Ann Arbor Christmas Bird Count and the North American Migration Count.

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The Latest News

  • Help Wanted! Work Day at our own Searles Nature Preserve

    Last autumn we started organizing stewardship workdays at local parks, and kicked it off with a tremendously successful outing at Dolph Park, where we cleared invasive shrubs and opened up views onto the marshes and lake. Now, please join us for Read More
  • The 71st Ann Arbor CBC – December 16, 2017: Or, really, the 72nd Ann Arbor CBC!

    The 71st Ann Arbor CBC – December 16, 2017: Or, really, the 72nd Ann Arbor CBC!

    Much like I did last year, I’d like to start off this year’s CBC report with an administrative note. As we were gathering for the potluck-tally at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Mike Kielb pointed out that this year’s count really Read More
  • 2017 Washtenaw County May Count Wrap-Up

    The 2017 Washtenaw County May Count is finally a wrap! Our total of 171 bird species observed stands respectable among the totals of years past, with 132 expected species and 39 unusual species for the area. Last year we observed Read More
  • Results from the 70th Ann Arbor CBC

    Results from the 70th Ann Arbor CBC

    During the potluck-tally gathering at the closing of this year’s Ann Arbor Christmas Bird Count, we discussed if the 2016 edition was the tenth anniversary of my role as count compiler. Neither the previous compiler, Nancy French, nor I was Read More
  • Report: May Count 2016

    Report: May Count 2016

    Saturday, May 14, the second Saturday of the month, dawned cold and wet. There were freezing conditions forecast, with gale force winds, and it was nearly so at 5 a.m. when my husband, Scott, and I set out from home Read More
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Upcoming Events

21Apr
In Search of Salamanders at Hudson Mills Metropark
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Hudson Mills Metropark
Category: Field Trips
22Apr
Bird Walk at SMLC Conservancy Farm
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
SMLC Conservancy Farm
Category: Field Trips
26Apr
Spring Migration Walks in the Arboretum
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Riverview Court Cul-de-sac
Category: Field Trips
01May
Spring Bird Walk at Hidden Lake Gardens
9:00 AM
Hidden Lake Gardens
Category: Field Trips
01May
Tuesday Evening Birders
6:00 PM
Miller Road Park & Ride Lot
Category: Field Trips
03May
Spring Migration Walks in the Arboretum
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Riverview Court Cul-de-sac
Category: Field Trips
06May
Hudson Mills Metropark Migrants
7:45 AM - 11:00 AM
Hudson Mills Metropark
Category: Field Trips
08May
Tuesday Evening Birders
6:00 PM
Miller Road Park & Ride Lot
Category: Field Trips