MAY 11-17, 2019
Max 10 People
Join Tour Operator and Birding Guide Glenn Olson, and GCBO’s Executive Director Martin Hagne, for this great spring trip chasing warblers and so much more!
in Ohio, is a prime migrant trap for North American warblers and songbirds during spring migration, and is located on the southern shore of Lake Erie. Standing on the boardwalk surrounded by large numbers of warblers, grosbeaks, thrushes, orioles, and other songbirds preparing to migrate across Lake Erie to their breeding grounds in the north is an unforgettable experience not to be missed.
in Michigan is another migrant stopover site for warblers and song birds as they continue to move north into breeding territory in Canada. Tawas Point projecting into Lake Huron is a protected state park that rivals McGee Marsh for birding but is less well known. In addition to warblers and songbirds this is also an excellent location for shorebirds, gulls, ducks, swans and grassland birds!
, Michigan, is a short drive from Tawas and nearby there are extensive areas of jack pine at the right age to create the proper breeding territory for the Kirtland’s Warbler. Almost all individuals of this species breed in a small area of Michigan where the jack pine habitat is managed specifically to maintain proper breeding range for this species. We will be right on their breeding grounds!
May 11 Fly into Detroit, MI, drive to OH, possible birding in the afternoon
May 11-13 McGee Marsh area, and nights in OH
May 14-15 Tawas Point, and Kirtland’s, and nights in Tawas, MI
May 16 Morning birding, and night near Detroit, MI airport
May 17 Return flight from Detroit, MI