Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory

From Bogies to Birdies and Beyond

Western Great Lakes Bird & Bat Observatory
05/18/2020 7:00 am - 12:30 pm


Combine three stops along LakeMichigan’s shore to enjoy the peak of spring migration with an opportunity tolearn about the evolution of the Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatoryand the Forest Beach Migratory Preserve, a unique bird stopover site createdfrom a failing golf course. Enjoy breakfast in the Observatory’s new downtown HQand meet its new director, Dr. Jennifer Phillips-Vanderberg, who will team upwith Shawn Graff, regional VP of the American Bird Conservancy, and ChuckHagner, Observatory board chair and former editor of BirdWatching magazine, tooffer an introduction to the region’s only bird observatory. Learn aboutMonarch butterfly conservation and tour the redeveloped (and very birdy) PortWashington lakefront before heading five miles north to Forest Beach to exploreits diverse habitats. Conclude the day at Harrington Beach SP to observe workof Calvin Brennan, Observatory waterbird counter. Breakfast included. Fundraiser for the Bird Protection Fund.