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IAS Kirtland’s Warbler Field Trip 2018
June 8, 2018 - June 10, 2018$108 – $249
Indiana Audubon Kirtland’s Warbler Tour –
June 8-10, 2018
led by IAS Executive Director, Brad Bumgardner
THIS TRIP IS CURRENTLY FULL
Join IAS for an early summer trip to the edge of the northwoods. This trip will highlight the rarest of North American warbler, the elusive Kirtlands Warbler! The tour will travel four hours north of the Indiana stateline into Michigan to the heart of the breeding population. This area is a beautiful north-woods landscape of scrub jack pine, marshes, and majestic white pine forests. Target birds include Kirtland’s Warblers, Hermit Thrush, Blackburnian Warbler, Clay-colored Sparrow, Black Tern, Osprey, Evening Grosbeak, Upland Sandpiper, and winnowing snipe. An attempt to locate breeding Yellow Rail will also be made. A few sites that will be visited include Hartwick Pines State Park and the Houghton Lake Flats.
The trip includes two nights lodging in Grayling, Michigan ,as well as guiding to and from the birding locations. Travel and food is not covered. We will make effort to assist with anyone looking to carpool together. Optional caravan to Grayling can also be arranged for participants wishing to do so on Friday afternoon. Participants can expect a full day of birding Saturday, some evening birding Saturday night, and some morning birding Sunday before returning back south.
Trip cost is $219 for IAS members, $249 for non members. A single supplement fee of $108 applies to those traveling alone. Participants are responsible for all food/drinks, as well as transportation to and from Grayling. Full refunds are available through May 1. 50% refund plus a $5 administrative fee are available through June 1. No refunds after June 1.
Registration is below. This trip fills each year we offer it. Sign up today! For questions, email Brad Bumgardner.