Join me on Saturday May 13th as we celebrate International Migratory Bird Day in Mt. Pleasant. Start the day at 9:00AM with a bird walk at the Soaring Eagle Hideaway RV Park (5514 E. Airport Rd.). Chippewa Valley Audubon Club president Gary Kramer will lead a search for waterfowl on Grewes Lake and spring migratory songbirds on the nearby walking trail.
At 1:00PM join us at the Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture & Lifeways (6650 E. Broadway Rd.) for an afternoon of bird-related crafts and learning activities. The afternoon starts at 1:00 with a welcome ceremony and Eagle Dance.
Outside, the fields surrounding the Ziibiwing Center are a great place to see grassland birds such as Eastern Meadowlarks, Bobolinks, and Grasshopper Sparrows. The nesting boxes along the Bluebird Trail should be attracting residents such as Eastern Bluebirds and Tree Swallows.
End the day with a live Birds of Prey presentation by the Howell Nature Center. This presentation will give you the opportunity to see a variety of raptor species up close including an adult Bald Eagle!
This will be the sixth year that we have celebrated this event. Please come and help us make it bigger and better than ever.