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Warblers on the Water 2023

Warblers on the Water 2023

Beaver Island Birding Trail Festival—Warblers on the Water
May 26-28, 2023

The tenth annual Beaver Island Birding Festival, Warblers on the Water, will be held on May 26-28, 2023, on Beaver Island in northern Lake Michigan. The island is a spring migratory song and shore bird mecca with over 200 species of birds recorded from the island. Registration is limited and birders are urged to register early through the The Beaver Island Community Center ticket office at https://store.biccenter.org/warblers-on-the-water-tickets/ Additional information on birding the archipelago can be found through the Beaver Island Birding Trail website at http://www.beaverislandbirdingtrail.org.

The theme for this year's events centers around celebrating the biodiversity of the islands of the Great Lakes. Researchers and expert field trip leaders will guide participants to some of the 30+ birding sites on the Beaver Archipelago islands, including boat trips to High and Garden Islands. The Memorial Day Weekend schedule will also include field trips emphasizing botany and herpetology, and all trips are designed to introduce participants to the history and scenery of the islands. The event’s keynote speaker on Sunday is Dr. Francesca Cuthbert of the University of Minnesota who directs part of the Great Lakes Piping Plover Recovery Plan and is involved in research and conservation of colonial waterbirds in the Great Lakes region.
Transportation to the island is via ferry or air taxi. Lodging is available on the island, and transportation for the various field trips will be provided to registered participants. More information about transportation, food, and lodging is available on the website.

For more specific information about Warblers on the Water visit http://www.beaverislandbirdingtrail.org/events/ and for information about the island visit the Chamber of Commerce’s web site at http://beaverisland.org. The Beaver Island Birding Trail and Warblers on the Water are a project of the Beaver Island Association.

Beaver Island Community Center Theater
07:30 AM - 06:32 PM on Sat, 27 May 2023

Event Supported By

Beaver Island Community Center
Beaver Island Community Center Theater
26215 Main Street
Beaver Island, Michigan 49782