September is the peak of raptor migration along the west Michigan shoreline as these birds of prey head south to their wintering grounds. Join Ottawa County Parks naturalist Chip Francke for a Raptor Watch at Mt. Pisgah on Saturday, September 29. The platform at the top of Mt. Pisgah offers a great place to view [...]
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Birds of Michigan is a comprehensive reference guide to birding in Michigan. This is a great resource for those starting out to explore birds, even the most seasoned birder could find this guide useful.
For those interested in birding, there will be a Thursday Morning Bird Walk on September 6 and September 13 beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the Nature Education Center. September marks the end of fall migration in our area for many birds. Beginning and experienced birders are welcome to join these 90 minute hikes to search [...]
For adult birders, there is an all-day Breeding Birds Field Trip on Friday, June 15. This trip will focus on finding and identifying a variety of breeding birds including waterfowl, gulls, raptors, shorebirds, and songbirds in west Michigan.
A surprising number of birds find the 18 acre oasis that is DeGraaf Nature Center and call it home. The habitat is great with a fresh flowing stream and pond, forest and fields to give a diversity of nesting sites and food sources. Borrow a pair of binoculars if you need them.