Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory

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World Migratory Bird Day 2019 - Recap

We're Singing in the Sunshine!

 Kirtlands Warbler by Joel Trick

A little bit of rain couldn’t dampen our celebration of WMBD on May 19, 2019!
In fact, this was our best-attended and most successful WMBD celebration to date,
with 200+ visitors and more than $9,000 raised to support
the critical monitoring, research and educational initiatives of the Observatory.
Thanks to you!


Highlights of the Day

Expert-led bird hikes with 84 bird species identified.

Bird Species WMBD

Beginner-level photography presentation with Kate Redmond

Kate Redmond speaker

The ever-popular Native Plant Sale


Gardening for Monarch butterflies


An ecological rummage sale ... and a "see and learn" about birds of prey with Jeannie Lord, executive director of Pine View Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center.


YOU made the day a true Celebration!

Thank You

 We were thrilled to welcome so many newcomers and we are sincerely grateful to all who attended in person and in spirit.